Thursday, July 18, 2013

Coconut oil - The best 15 dollars you'll ever spend!

Imagine a miracle edible product you can use as medicine, moisturizer, lubricant, hair conditioner, shoe and furniture polish while it has the capability to heal your children and pets. Well, it’s not only edible, but it’s known as one of the wonder foods, renowned for aiding weight loss and limiting the risk of diabetes. What’s more, it’s known as an anti-microbial, making it perfect to control skin conditions, which are caused by bacteria or fungi. Meet the ultimate multitasking powerhouse super food: COCONUT OIL.

Coconut oil can help our bodies mount resistance to both viruses and bacteria that can cause illness. Coconut oil can also positively affect our hormones for thyroid and blood sugar control. People who take coconut oil also tend to have improvements in how they handle blood sugar since coconut can help improve insulin use within the body. It can boost thyroid function helping to increase metabolism, energy and endurance. It increases digestion and helps to absorb fat-soluble vitamins.
This tasty super food is beneficial for the heart. It contains about 50% lauric acid, which helps in actively preventing various heart problems like high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. The saturated fats present in coconut oil are not harmful as you commonly find in vegetable oils.

Weight Loss
Coconut oil is very useful for weight loss. It contains short and medium-chain fatty acids that help in taking off excessive weight. It is also easy to digest and it helps in healthy functioning of the thyroid and endocrine system. Further, it increases the body’s metabolic rate

Coconut oil helps to improve the digestive system and thus prevents various stomach and digestion-related problems including Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The saturated fats present in coconut oil have antimicrobial properties and help in dealing with various bacteria, fungi, and parasites that can cause indigestion.
Coconut has been shown to prevent and even cure candida.

The presence of medium chain triglycerides and fatty acids helps in preventing liver diseases because those substances are easily converted into energy when they reach the liver, thus reducing the work load of the liver and also preventing accumulation of fat.

Coconut oil helps in preventing kidney and gall bladder diseases. It also helps to dissolve kidney stones.

Coconut oil is also believed to be useful in treating pancreatitis.

Stress relief
Coconut oil is very soothing and hence it helps in removing stress. Applying coconut oil to the head, followed by a gentle massage, helps to eliminate mental fatigue.

Coconut oil helps in controlling blood sugar, and improves the secretion of insulin. It also promotes the effective utilization of blood glucose, thereby preventing and treating diabetes.

As mentioned earlier, coconut oil improves the ability of our body to absorb important minerals. These include calcium and magnesium, which are necessary for the development of bones. Thus, coconut oil is very useful to women who are prone to osteoporosis after middle age.

Dental care
Calcium is an important component of our teeth. Since coconut oil facilitates absorption of calcium by the body, it helps in developing strong teeth. Coconut oil also stops tooth decay.

Hair Care:
Coconut oil is one of the best natural nutrients for your hair. It helps in healthy growth of hair and gives your hair a shiny quality. It is an excellent conditioner and helps the re-growth process of damaged hair. It also provides the essential proteins required for nourishing and healing damaged hair. Run a small bit through your wet hair – pea-size for short hair, bean-size for long or use it as a mask before shampooing.

Skin Moisturizer:
Coconut oil delays the appearance of wrinkles and sagging of skin, which normally accompany aging. It also helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections. From dry feet to a flaky forehead, coconut oil is a great way to nourish your skin without the heaviness and chemicals of moisturizing lotions.

Makeup Remover:
Just takes one swipe some coconut oil on a cloth to use removing makeup and cleansing your precious face.

Use it as a substitute for shortening, butter, or other types of oil, and get a sweeter, lighter tasting dessert. Even better mixing it in raw desserts.

Add To Beverages:
It’s easy to bring a kick of coconut to hot chocolate, coffee or fruit smoothies. Sounds like a strange combo, but it tastes great!

Leather Shoe Cleaner:
Rub your shoes/boots down with a dab of coconut oil to keep them clean and soften the leather.

Remove Stickers From Merchandise:
No more mess and broken nails. Sticky labels and price tags are easy to remove with this miracle oil. Just mix with some baking soda, spread it on the sticky area, and leave for 10 minutes.

Furniture Polish: 
Some coconut oil and lemon juice is all it takes to bring a beautiful shine to your furniture.

Combine coconut oil with baking soda to make your teeth whiter.

Lip Balm:
Coconut oil makes lips shiny and moist on its own.

Buying Coconut Oil

Cooking/Refined Coconut Oil
Weight Loss/Virgin Coconut Oil
As a Carrier Oil/Virgin Coconut Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil
Good Health/Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Coconut Oil
Massaging/Pure Coconut Oil, Refined Coconut Oil
Hair/Pure Coconut Oil, Refined Coconut Oil
Medicinal uses/Virgin Coconut Oil, Virgin Organic Coconut Oil

For edible and therapeutic uses, refined coconut oil is the best as it is hygienic and clean. Unrefined coconut oil is good for external applications like hair care and skin care.


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