Five Health Facts about Pure Coconut Oil

The beautiful and exotic coconut is delicious and a source of many nutrients
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The coconut; strange, beautiful, exotic and versatile is perhaps the most generous gift we earthlings have been given. This hard skinned thing grows calmly on the tops of the tranquil coconut palms in mostly tropical regions. The coconut is respectfully dubbed “the ever giving fruit” because literally every part of this fruit can be used: in food, in medicine, and in life. Its flesh and water can be eaten raw or used as ingredients in both savory and sweet dishes, and its skin and nut can be spun into fibers and used in the creation of furniture, clothing and toys and home goods.

One of the best features of this fruit is its oil; pure coconut oil is the unrefined derivation of the coconut meat, expelled and without the use of any additives or other un-naturals. For thousands of years, populations the world have been using this grease for nutrition, medicine and for beauty. Check out these five amazing health facts about pure coconut oil!


Five Health Facts about Pure Coconut Oil:

  1. Coconut Oil is a Life Saver: Saturated fats have been given a bad rap; however, research shows that not all saturated fats are evil. In the case of coconut oil which contains 90% saturated fat, it is very good. The properties of coconut oil, including its fats have been shown to balance cholesterol levels, boost immunity, ward of certain cancers and diseases of the heart, correct GI disorders, dissolve kidney stones and end constipation. Coconut oil also improves the absorption of calcium and magnesium, supports healthy thyroid function, aids in weight loss and lessons symptoms associated with colitis, diabetes and crohns disease.
  2. Coconut Oil is a Natural Medicine: The presence of lauric acid in coconut oil gives it extreme antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Coconut oil effectively kills off certain viruses as well as bacterial and fungal infections. Coconut oil is used as alternative medicines to cure such ailments as ear infections, sinus infections, yeast infections, candida and influenza
  3. Healthiest Oil to Cook with: Unlike soy, corn, sunflower and canola oil, coconut oil remains undamaged when heated. This means that no harmful by products are produced when heated. It can withstand high temperature and is widely used in both frying and baking. Its subtle flavor makes for extreme versatility and uniqueness when cooking.
  4. Coconut Oil Loves the Hair and Skin: Skin-loving coconut oil absorbs quickly and easily, relieving the user of itchiness and dry skin. It also balances skin’s PH levels, reverses signs of wrinkles and sagging skin and protects against the sun’s rays. Coconut oil reduces symptoms of dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis and rid the body of age spots and discoloration. Coconut oil is also a wonderful hair treatment; it controls dandruff and strengthens damaged hair follicles.
  5. Coconut oil Cleans the Blood: Coconut oil have been used for centuries as a blood cleaner and internal detoxer. Its properties kill off the bad bacteria and safely remove toxic buildup accumulated within the body.

Consuming pure unrefined coconut oil is truly one of the best things you can do for your health and for your longevity; however, before you starting downing it by the gallon full, be sure to exercise moderation! Enjoy!