Coconut: The Wonder Food

 

The whole issue of saturated fat dangers is falling apart gradually, although  there are still many diet and medical experts still inside its crumbling  edifice. The fact is unprocessed saturated fats are necessary for good health. Most of the “science” against coconut oil was based on heat-processed  hydrogenated coconut oil  ( which can cause plaque in artery walls).
Now that the cholesterol and saturated  fat misinformation is fading, everyone can enjoy the liberal use of healthy  saturated fats. One of the healthiest saturated fats is coconut oil. Organic,  cold-pressed virgin coconut oil is the healthiest choice.

Some facts about Coconut oil:

  • It is quite rich in fibre and it  represents an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, to the point that the  coconut palm is actually viewed as the tree of life. Thankfully, its long list  of health benefits that is passed on from a generation to another has now for  the most part been validated by modern science.
  • It is now used  around the world to treat a vast spectrum of health conditions such as  abscesses, asthma, baldness, bronchitis, bruises, burns, colds, constipation,  cough, dropsy, dysentery, earache, fever, flu, gingivitis, gonorrhoea, irregular  or painful menstruation, jaundice, kidney stones, lice, malnutrition, nausea,  rash, scabies, scurvy, skin infections, sore throat, swelling, syphilis,  toothache, tuberculosis, tumours, typhoid, ulcers, upset stomach, weakness, and  wounds.
  • Skin tissues tend to harden and lose elasticity as we age therefore the  end result is sagging and wrinkled skin. Rubbing coconut oil on wrinkles and sagging skin can help rejuvenate it by strengthening the tissues. Applying the same method is  also a great way to fight off skin problems such as psoriasis, dermatitis, and  eczema.
  • One of the easiest signs to notice struggling and aging skin is  the appearance of brown, freckle-like spots which are also referred to as liver  spots. Coconut oil can help in the removal of these liver spots.

Some of the ways you can use coconut oil include:

  1. You can add a spoonful or two into your coffee, cereal or in the smoothies of your  choice, especially if you can’t handle the taste of coconut oil directly.
  2. Coconut water has become the sports drink of choice for  health conscious athletes and those who work out strenuously.  It is very hydrating and keeps the cramps away regardless of the heat and  humidity.
  3. Coconut oil has a low smoke temperature. So it’s not the  choice for high heat cooking. But it’s excellent for sautéing veggies at low  heat. It had been the choice oil for cooking in many countries for hundreds of years, before the misinformation about coconut oil caused many of these communities to start using other, more dangerous, vegetable oils.
  4. You can make coconut milk  or shredded  coconut can be added to yogurt or cereal.
  5. Celiac sufferers can make your own tasty cakes, muffins. pastries  and breads using coconut flour. Coconut flour gives amazing results, and it’s  healthy.
  6. High quality coconut  oil is excellent as a skin moisturizer or lotion. It can actually help heal  psoriasis, dermatitis, or eczema. It can also serve as a base for facial  treatments or as a hair conditioner. Coconut oil is loaded with  antioxidants to help keep your skin from aging too rapidly.
  7. Blend together 2 tablespoonful of virgin coconut oil, a juice of half a lemon, a clove of garlic. a piece of ginger and some apple juice to make a detox preparation that be taken on a daily basis. In addition to being a liver detox, it will keep you healthy, more energetic and help you lose weight at the same time.
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