Coconut oil: Benefits & Uses

Coconut tree, coconut oil oil benefits

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Coconut juice as a tonic

Dr. Fife, Bruce. “The Truth about Coconut Water”. Fair Trade Tiana Organics Nature’s Purest Treasures. Dr. Fife, Bruce. Web. Dec.26 2014.

 

Coconut has many uses and benefits

Some part of the World where it is grown, coconut meat is consumed as a snack; coconut juice is a tonic that helps malaria patients in their convalescence; coconut oil is used in cooking and as well as a body cream.

Coconut oil benefits:

First, Coconut oil is easily digestible due to its medium chain fatty acids. Medium fatty acids are easily converted by the liver into energy without them been stored as fat in the body.” Medium Chain Fatty Acid Metabolism & Energy Expenditure: Obesity Treatment implications”. US Natioanal Institute of Health. The National Center for Biotechnology information, U.S. national Library of medicine, 1998. Web. 17 Dec. 2014.

Second, Coconut oil is high in lauric acid which gives it, its antimicrobial properties. It is known to help our body fight viruses, bacteria, yeast, and fungus.

Third, Coconut oil doesn’t raise serum cholesterol or cause heart disease. When taken daily, Coconut oil can improve metabolism. Alvarado, Omar & all.” Lauric Acid.Molecular Expression Science, Optics & You. The Florida State University, 01 Aug 2003. Web. 17 Dec. 2014.

Fourth, coconut oil is used in many soaps as it improve the lather.

Coconut and Palm Kernel Oils are the only two vegetable oils that are high in lauric acid.

Oils high in lauric acid produce hard soaps that lather very much.

Coconut oil soap is known to sud in any type of water even in salty water.

Many soap makers list coconut oil as their first ingredients.

Soap high in coconut oil can be very cleansing thus, can deplete the skin of its natural sebum.

At Nina’s Soap, we only use organic extra virgin coconut oil in our soap products to lock in all its benefits. However, coconut oil is not the first ingredients in our soaps. For our Coconut Oil soaps, we super fat the soap to avoid the soap drying skin. Even our 100% Coconut oil Soap for laundry and dishes is super fated.

At Nina’s Soap, our goal is to choose and incorporate oils in our soaps based on their benefits for our skin and body without compromising on the lather, hardness, creaminess and conditioning of the soaps. For that matter, we use organic Extra Virgin oils and or unrefined oils.

Fifth, Coconut oil has good shelf life and it is good for cooking and baking as it stands heat better than olive oil. Dr. Mercola, Joseph. “Countless uses for Coconut Oil- the Simple, the Strange, and the Downright odd”. Mercola.com Take Control of Your health. Dr. Mercola, 18 Nov. 2013. Web. 17 Dec. 2014.

In brief, Coconut oil is good for the body whether taken internally or applied externally. When purchasing coconut oil, make sure it is a good quality coconut oil. After trying different brands myself, I came to like the one carried by my current supplier. Therefore, I decided to add it to my product line as well for my clients who are looking for Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. It will be soon Available in Our Etsy Store:https://www.etsy.com/shop/NinaSoap.

Organic Coconut Oil Super Mart is worth checking as well. It offers Organic Coconut Oil from different brand names. There is a wide selection to choose from comparing brands and price. It is one stop shop for Organic Coconut Oil. It is worth trying different brands to decide which one you like better.

 

 

 

More articles on Coconut Oil:

Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) <http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org

Health benefits of coconut Oil <https://www.organicfacts.net/organic-oils/organic-coconut-oil/health-benefits-of-coconut-oil.html>

Many Uses of Coconut Oil <http://wellnessmama.com/2072/benefits-of-coconut-oil/>

Dr Oz point of view on Coconut oil <http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org/dr-oz-talks-about-coconut-oil.htm>

The Surprise Health Benefits Of Coconut Oil < http://www.doctoroz.com/article/surprising-health-benefits-coconut-oil>

 

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