Our 100% pure Coconut oil is extracted from ripened
coconuts, rich in fatty acids. It is a vital ingredient in many foods and
has medicinal and cosmetic benefits as well. Coconut oil is a heart-healthy
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What are the health benefits of coconut oil?
Information from: Dr. Oz and Dr. Pinnax
Coconut oil has a positive effect on our hormones for thyroid and blood
sugar control. Coconut oil can boost thyroid function helping to increase
metabolism, energy and endurance. It increases digestion and helps to absorb
Can coconut oil reduce cholesterol? Coconut oil has a saturated fat called lauric acid, a type of MCT. It has been shown that lauric acid increases the
good HDL cholesterol in the blood and helps to lower overall cholesterol
How does coconut help keep weight balanced? Coconut fats have special fats
called medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). It has been shown that breaking
down these types of healthy fats in the liver leads to efficient burning of
energy. One 2009 study found that women who consumed 2 tablespoons of
coconut oil daily for 12 weeks lost weight and actually had lowered amounts
of abdominal fat, a type of fat that is difficult to lose, and contributes
to more heart problems.
Is it true coconut can help with aging? The oils found in the coconut have a
positive antioxidant action in the body. This means they help our body stop
the damage to other healthy fats and tissues in our body. Oxidation is
considered a major contributor to cardiovascular problems and skin aging. Is
coconut oil good for my skin and hair? We tell our patients that from the
time of infancy through the senior years, coconut oil is a wonderful
moisturizer for skin and hair. It has good amounts of the antioxidant
vitamin E. We even recommend new parents massage infants with coconut oil
after a bath. One 2005 study of 120 babies showed that a coconut oil massage
is safe and has health benefits.
A cure for Alzheimer’s? This theory has to do with substances called ketones.
The damage caused by Alzheimer’s disrupts the brain’s ability to use its
primary energy source, known as glucose. The brain naturally gets a portion
of its energy from ketone bodies when glucose is less available. Ketones may
provide an alternative energy source to the brain’s cells to moderate the
damage caused by Alzheimer’s disease. The body produces ketones when it
metabolizes coconut oil.
How can I use coconut oil? Coconut oil works in both baked goods like
zucchini and banana bread and with vegetables. It is especially tasteful
when paired with bitter greens like kale. You can use it as part of the
onion and garlic sauté, where it offers a surprisingly different and
pleasant full-bodied taste. It is also a wonderful addition to oatmeal to
make it even creamier, while staying healthy. Coconut oil can withstand the
heat – making it a better cooking option.
Can coconut oil be used as a natural hair conditioner? Yes! Apply coconut oil
directly onto your scalp. If you live in an arid climate, consider lightly
misting your hair with water first. Then massage hair from hair roots to
ends. Leave on for at least 30 minutes before washing. For deeper
penetration, apply directly onto your scalp, massaging from roots to ends
before bedtime. Then leave on overnight (cover your head with a cap or
towel, or lay a towel across your pillow). Shampoo and rinse well in the
morning. For best results, leave on for as long as you can and apply at least three times a week.
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