The Amazing Health Benefits of Coconut Oil
Science today has proven without a doubt what many cultures have known for centuries about Coconut Oil - it's one of the healthiest foods on the planet!
For almost as long as life has existed on earth, tropical populations have relied on the nourishment from coconut flesh, juice, milk and oil to remain energised and disease-free.
Whether applied externally as nourishment for the skin or consumed for internal health benefits, in a similar way that Apples are nature's #1 all round healthy snack food for the body, coconut oil is a natural wonder whose versatility should be embraced.
Not only is Coconut Oil delightful in texture and taste, it's energising and healing attributes are mainly due to the presence of rich, 'good' fats i.e. medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA's) known as, Lauric Acid, Capric Acid and Caprylic Acid.
Now, before I go any further here, please ensure that you only buy Coconut Oil from a trusted source that is organic cold-pressed, rather than a processed commercial version.
Don't think by eating coconut oil you're going to get fat, because it will actually help you lose unwanted weight!
Most fats people eat today derived from animal products and certain vegetable oils take a lot longer to process and breakdown, but MCFA's contained in coconut oil are simple to digest, quickly used as energy and not easily stored as fat in the body. Coconut Oil in the diet on a regular basis can assist with fat burning, building muscle, memory and brain function, stamina and digestive health. It will also help protect against all kinds of cancer's including colon and breast cancer, heart disease and alzheimers.
Tip: Add 2-3 Tablespoons of coconut oil to smoothies or healthy deserts. Also, cook with coconut oil as often as you can when baking and frying as it has a much higher heat-point and doesn't oxidise like other oils.
In addition to this, coconut oil has tremendous anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties - when both ingested and/or applied topically - which is why holistic medicine around the world is now turning to coconut oil to treat a wide variety of common bacterial, viral and fungal problems including:
- Skin infections;
- Gum disease;
- Thrush and genital viruses;
- Kidney and urinary tract Infections;
- Nappy rash;
- Colds, flu and bronchitis;
- Chicken pox;
- Athlete's foot;
Coconut Oil's active anti-viral properties are mainly due to a natural process whereby the body converts Lauric Acid to Monolaurin, making it so effective in the treatment of a range of ailments and health complaints.
Oral & Dental Hygiene
For all round oral hygiene and purification, it's hard to go past coconut oil.
The ancient Ayurvedic tradition of "Oil Pulling" using natural coconut oil, is a powerful ritual for regularly cleansing and eliminating bacteria from your mouth, gums, tongue, teeth and throat.
By swirling the coconut oil around your mouth, gums and teeth, it extracts bacteria and other harmful toxins. Candida and Streptococcus are often formed in the mouth and along with other germs and nasties can lead to gum disease, tooth decay and bad breath.
Regularly brushing and/or rinsing with coconut oil with knock out these oral health problems!
Tip: Make your toothpowder at home using bicarbonate of soda, essential peppermint oil and celtic sea salt and whenever you brush, mix it with a scoop of coconut oil for the world's best toothpaste! Or, get your hands on my Tooth Fairy Tooth Powder and add coconut oil to this.
You can also help whiten your teeth by combing the above with a dip of Activated Charcoal Powder when you brush.
So, isn't it time you got more coconut oil IN and ON your body? You'll find one of the best sources of cold pressed coconut oil available in my store here.