• The Magic That Coconut Oil Has

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    Coconut oil is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts harvested from the coconut palm. It has various applications in food, medicine, skin care and a wide array of other uses.  In this article we will see the magic that coconut oil has.

    Coconut oil, from the research I have done, is by far the best of the best. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, cancer, dental care, and bone strength.

    When I read all this I thought I was reading about organic sulfur crystals. So, delving further, I learned that coconut oil is sulfur based. When seeing bottles of coconut oil in stores that were cool from air-conditioning, I noticed that the oil was not liquid but solid. Upon further examination, the solid oil looked like tiny crystals.

    coconut oilBut, being an oil and not something that would be consumed frequently in more than minute quantities, coconut oil is extremely beneficial over a long period of time as opposed to the immediate benefits of ingesting organic sulfur crystals on a regular daily basis.

    Coconut oil was also very popular in the western countries like the U.S. and Canada but they succumbed to the propaganda and cut back on its use only until the early 2000s when the propaganda was questioned and seriously looked into. What they discovered brought back coconut oils’ popularity.

    The benefits of coconut oil is due to the presence of lauric, capric, and caprylic acids in it and the antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, and antibacterial properties inherent within the oil. Our bodies convert the lauric acid into monolaurin, which fights the viruses and bacteria associated with herpes, flu, HIV, listeria, and giardia.

    For skin, it is a great moisturizer, prevents skin dryness, flaking, delays wrinkles and sagging, helps in treating psoriasis, eczema, and other skin infections. As such, coconut oil is the foundation of body care products like soaps, lotions, creams, etc.

    For heart disease, despite its high saturated fat content, the lauric acid helps in preventing heart problems including high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Unlike other vegetable oils, the saturated fats in coconut oil are not harmful and does not increase LDL (bad cholesterol) levels) and in reducing injuries in the arteries is effective in preventing atherosclerosis.

    For weight loss, the short and medium-chain fatty acids help if taking off excessive weight. It is easily digested, promotes healthy functioning of the thyroid gland, increases body metabolism by reducing stress on the pancreas, and burns more energy, which equates to weight loss.

    For the immune system, the anti-microbial fats, lauric, capric, and caprylic acids, through their antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties, strengthen the immune system. The lauric acid, which is converted into monolaurin helps in dealing with viruses and bacteria that cause herpes, the flu, HIV, and giardia.

    But wait, there’s more. Coconut oil reduces the work load on the liver and prevents the accumulation of fat; it helps dissolve kidney stones; it is useful in treating pancreatitis; helps with mental fatigue by massaging the head with it; it is effective in utilizing blood sugar thereby preventing and treating diabetes; because it facilitates the body’s absorption of calcium it strengthens the teeth and stops decay.

    Because coconut oil contains lesser calories than other oils, its fat is easily converted into energy, does not lead to an accumulation of fat in the heart and arteries, boosts energy and endurance, and enhances athletic performance.

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      “[…] But I have a secret weapon that I like to use in my own personal war against sugar. It stops cravings in their tracks but also deals with mid-afternoon energy slumps. Ready for it? It’s coconut oil. […]”
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