Just when you thought you had healthy living down to a science… Coconut oil shows up along with all its wonderful properties!
After noticing all the hype about coconut oil I decided to do a little research and I stumbled upon The Coconut Oil Miracle by Dr. Bruce Fife. Along with other online sources I discovered the wonders of this tropical oil.
As Dr. Fife explains, coconut oil had previously been given a bad wrap due to its high saturated fat content. Although, coconut oil is part of a group of medium-chain fatty acids and contains a remarkable fat called monolaurin. This fat is naturally occurring in coconut oil and Mother’s breast milk. This fat makes coconut oil easier to digest and therefore, increases its nutrient absorption.
Coconut oil has many benefits; it helps promote weight loss; helps prevents heart disease, cancer, arthritis, diabetes and other degenerative diseases; it strengthens the immune system; improves digestion; prevents premature aging; as well as contributing to beautiful skin and hair.
Coconut oil also has many practical uses as it can be used as an antiperspirant, make-up remover, moisturizer, blemish eliminator, nail strengthener, shaving cream, mouthwash, toothpaste and it even whitens teeth. By simply brushing or swishing coconut oil in your mouth for a minute or two your teeth can become noticeably brighter with regular practice! By preforming a quick Google search there are endless possibilities when it comes to coconut oil. Even if coconut oil can be too rich for some, it is very beneficial as an ingredient.
In food, coconut oil is a fabulous alternative when cooking at a high heat. It can be used when pan-frying, roasting and baking as it adds a very delicious but mild savory or sweet flavor. In The Coconut Oil Miracle you can find many great recipes using coconut oil.
To conclude, coconut oil is a fantastic product derived from nature and it has many different uses. However, is shouldn’t be consumed excessively, like anything really. Using it moderately in cooking and regularly for its practical uses is the best way to go! Be sure to buy the finest quality coconut oil in order to obtain its purest form.