Sunday, January 27, 2008

Coconut Oil


When I was young I remember that my grandma used to make coconut oil for her hair. She grated mature coconuts and cooked it with water. When the water were all gone, the oil started to come out from the grated coconuts. My grandma used to make a few bottles of coconut oil mainly for her hair. I also applied it in my hair and made my hair healthier. I remember we also put the coconut oil in our rice and add some "bagoong" and it tasted yummy to me when I was a kid. Now I learned that coconut oil is the best oil in the world. The many benefits of coconut oil are finally reaching the mainstream.

Benefits like:

* Promoting your heart health
* Promoting weight loss when and if you need it
* Supporting your immune system health
* Supporting a healthy metabolism
* Providing you with an immediate energy source
* Helping to keep your skin healthy and youthful looking
* Supporting the proper functioning of your thyroid gland

Coconut oil is the only one oil that is stable enough to resist heat-induced damage, while it also helps you promote heart health, maintain normal cholesterol levels and even supports weight loss. So, whenever you need an oil to cook with, use coconut oil instead of butter, olive oil, vegetable oil, margarine, or any other type of oil called for in recipes.

Coconut oil is ideal for skin care. It helps protect your skin from the aging effects of free radicals, and can help improve the appearance of skin with its anti-aging benefits.

Coconut oil contains very few fats with highly perishable double bonds — and also has NO TRANS-FATS.

Additionally, research has demonstrated that, due to its metabolic effect, coconut oil increases the activity of the thyroid. And you've probably heard that a sluggish thyroid is one reason why some people are unable to lose weight, no matter what they do.

You've probably heard that breast milk is jam-packed with nutrients and disease-fighting ingredients that help keep babies healthy.

Well, incredibly, coconut oil contains one of the same compounds — lauric acid — found in mother's milk! And lauric acid is the predominant type of MCFA found in coconut oil.

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