When I decided to start doing some research on coconut oil, I found it on sites from cooking to to beauty to health and even body building.
I have used coconut oil for cooking, sunscreen, moisturizer for hair and body.
Coconut Oil has in the past been labeled one of the ‘bad’ oils. This is because previous testing done with coconut oil was done with the use of hydrogenated coconut oil and not virgin coconut oil which has not been chemically treated. Partial hydrogenation creates dreaded trans fats. It also destroys many of the good essential fatty acids, antioxidants and other positive components present in virgin coconut oil. Coconut oil is 90% saturated fat (0% trans fat.) But because of its molecular structure it doesn’t really deserve to be lumped in with the ‘Bad’ saturated fats.To learn more about good and bad oils, I have posted an intro video here.
Many people who have allergies to nuts, eggs, and dairy have started cooking with coconut oil.
There is a growing number of vegans, who rely on it as a sweet vegetable fat that is solid at room temperature and can create flaky pie crusts, crumbly scones and fluffy cupcake icings, all without butter.
Olive oil is a wonderfully nourishing oil and is most beneficial when used in its raw form or processed at medium to low heat. Olive oil has a medium smoke point (visually starts to smoke) and so it’ s best to cook with it at a medium heat or lower to prevent oxidation, which breaks down the nutrients. Coconut oil is extremely stable so it is great to use when higher heat is necessary. Coconut oil has a long shelf life and doesn’t go rancid for 2-3 years or more, even when stored at room temperature.
ABC News did a report about Virgin coconut oil. If added to antibiotic therapy, may help relieve the symptoms of community-acquired pneumonia in kids faster than antibiotic therapy alone, a new study finds. (1)
Bruce Fife, CN, ND, author of The Coconut Oil Miracle states: ‘I discovered why coconut oil, in one form or another, was used in hospital and baby formulas and why it was recommended for those with digestive problems. I discovered it had many important nutritional and medical applications. I also learned that there was no truth in the belief that coconut oil causes or even contributes to heart disease. In fact, I learned that if you want to protect yourself from heart disease you should be using coconut oil.’(2)
At being the ripe ole age of over fifty, anything that even remotely resembles anti aging I will try! LOL. not really but I will use what nature provides. It has been said that coconut oil rejuvenates the skin and helps to prevent wrinkles. I have added coconut oil and vitamin E oil together and just started using it in the evenings. I will let you know how it works. So far I know that it makes my skin feel fabulous!
There are sooooooo many benefits to coconut oil, I have even heard of one guy who uses coconut oil as a natural lubricant and string cleaner for his guitar! What I am going to do is list some of the benefits below with links for you to read more about the subject of your choosing. I highly suggest using organic cold pressed virgin coconut oil.
To learn how to get coconut oil into your life go here.
For recipes using coconut oil oil go here.
Benefits of Coconut Oil: Click on the title for a link to more info.
ASTHMA 2 tbsp of coconut oil per day
CELLULITE Dry brush your cellulite areas and then massage with coconut oil.
Two great articles:
1) Watch this youtube video about a doctor who has been treating her husband, who has advanced Alzheimers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVD7ZuCe3vY