Go Coconut,this Winter...
“Coconut oil is the healthiest oil on earth,” writes Dr. Bruce Fife in his book “Coconut Curves.” Dr. Bruce is a certified nutritionist, naturopathic physician and has written over 20 best-selling books. Mothers and grandmothers used to employ organic products for enhancing their beauty but these are now easily available in the market and sometimes in our kitchens as well. But somehow natural products have been neglected due to excess use of make-up and artificial products. Here are some benefits about organic coconut oil.
Organic coconut oil has many health benefits which are not only limited to skin and haircare but also offer many other useful functions. Coconut is the perfect oil to control arthritis, alzheimer’s, AIDS and weight loss.
Coconut oil is an excellent massage oil for skin and body and acts as a great moisturiser for all types of skin. In winters, using coconut oil instead of cream makes the skin really soft and it does not have any adverse side effects. It delays wrinkles and sagging of skin, which normally accompanies aging. It can also be used as a night moisturiser and cleanser but this depends on how sensitive your skin is. It also serves as a make-up remover. It is also a good remedy for cracked feet, chapped lips and rough hair.
Coconut oil has vitamin E which works well for hair and can be used for massaging and conditioning. We often damage hair by dyeing and straightening and go to salons for expensive hair massage or use vitamin E capsules for good hair. Instead of doing all this, apply coconut oil on hair for the night and wash in the morning. It can be used as hair serum as after hair washing and in a few
weeks it will make hair very silky. It also eliminates hair splits and dandruff. Some do not like the smell of coconut oil. For this, add a pinch of salt.
In some countries, people use coconut oil as an energy drink which gives extra liveliness to the body. It mainly contains medium chained fatty acids (MCFAs) which are easily digestible. One of the awesome properties of these MCFAs is that they get easily absorbed in the body and convert into energy. Other fatty acids take long to digest. They turn into little bundles of fat, which generally leads to heart diseases and weight gain. There are many ways to take coconut oil: s 4AKE A FEW TABLESPOONS OF COCONUT OIL DIrectly on daily basis. s !DD ONE TEA SPOON OF COCONUT OIL TO A glass of water and drink before breakfast and lunch. However, avoid using at night as it causes sleeplessness. s #OCONUT MILK AND COCONUT POWDER KHOPra) can be refreshing for the body.
Coconut oil is used as cooking oil in many countries such as Thailand and India. It has a saturated fat called “Medium Chain Triglycerides” (MCTs) which are easily digested. The method of using coconut oil in meals is to add it to salads or curries. It can be used in recipes based on frying and roasting. It can also be used for baking. Coconut oil is a good replacement for butter for those who follow a strictly healthy lifestyle.
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One of the MCTs in coconut oil is called Lauric Acid. A great benefit of this is that it can kill a large number of disease-causing bacteria, fungi and viruses. Another bonus is the effect on metabolism, specially their capacity to help in weight loss. The fatty acids in coconut oil can increase the energy level and help you loss weight. In places, where coconut oil is used as a cooking medium, weight loss is higher.
In countries where coconut and coconut oil are consumed daily, people are healthier. One myth is that coconut oil has high saturated fat content and is unhealthy. This is incorrect. Coconut oil has medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) which digest blood effortlessly compared to other oils which have long-chain fatty acids. That is why coconut oil is healthy, exceptional and different from all other oils.
People with high cholesterol must consult a physician before using coconut oil.