Pound for pound, coconut oil is one of the single most nutritious foods you can put in your body. It has a vast array of incredible health benefits and is something I recommend to almost everyone I talk to on a regular basis. People are always asking me, “What can I eat to be healthier”? The answer is simple, coconut oil. This stuff is simply amazing and is something everyone should include in their diet.
The specific type I recommend is “Organic, unrefined, expeller pressed coconut oil”. This is the unprocessed product derived directly from the organic coconuts without modification. The more things are processed, the less the health value. This is a close to “unprocessed” you can get. You can find this on the shelves of any natural foods store or online at my website.
There are a couple ways to consume this oil. Some people cook with it. I recommend eating it in an unheated, uncooked manner. The reason being is that high heat levels can change the properties of the oil (further processing it) and therefore it may affect the overall health value.
The reason for eating coconut oil is the numerous health benefits. If you do some detailed research on the health benefits on coconut oil you will discover just how amazing this food really is. These benefits include healthier skin and hair, lower cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased levels of immunity, proper digestion and metabolism. It has been show to provide relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and other viruses, cancer, and bone strength. The reason it is so effective and healthy is because of high levels of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid. The presence of these acids contributes to coconuts antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, antimicrobial and general nourishing properties.
How to Use:
There are a couple ways to use coconut oil. Some people cook with it. Coconut oil is rare in that it has a high melting point. This means it’s a solid form at room temperature. It doesn’t melt until about 77 degrees Fahrenheit. You will notice when you purchase a bottle it will be in solid form.
If you are using coconut oil for topical purposes (hair or skin application) you can bring it to a liquid form simply by putting the bottle into warm water. You can also take a small amount out, put it in a small bowl and heat over a flame. Do not microwave as it will affect the healing properties of the oil. Next, take the oil on your palm and apply it to your hair, face and skin. For cooking, try using coconut oil instead of vegetable oil or butter.
I recommend consuming it in an unheated, uncooked manner. To do this, simply open the bottle and use a table spoon to eat the product. It will melt in your mouth. If you have a problem with taste or swallowing it, take it with some juice after it melts in your mouth.
Give coconut oil a try; it’s one of the healthiest and most nutritious foods you can consume. I’ve been using this stuff for years. Trust me; your body will thank you.