Coconut oil has so much nutritional value and medicinal actions that should be used in every household.
However, because of the strong political and pharmaceutical lobbies this oil did not receive the attention it deserves.
Curative effect of coconut oil
Coconut oil is obtained from copra – dried coconut flesh.
The main ingredient of the coconut oil is lauric acid, which has potent antiviral and antibacterial action and protects against many diseases.
The only other source of lauric acid is breast milk, and it is known that milk builds up the immune system of a newborn.
The second ingredient of coconut oil is caprylic acid, which stimulates the development of “good” bacteria, especially lactic acid bacteria.
Caprylic acid has a positive effect on the treatment of candida and destroys parasites in the digestive tract.
The advantage of coconut oil to other oils is medium chain fatty acids, which are easily digested and absorbed in our body and does not burden the digestive system.
These fatty acids do not compromise the blood and directly goes to the liver where they are converted into energy.
Because of the energy taken from coconut oil, our body keeps feeling of satiety longer. That is why coconut oil is an excellent choice for those who are struggling with excess pounds.
This valuable food helps lowering cholesterol, enhances the absorption of vitamins and important minerals such as calcium, magnesium and iron.
Regular use of coconut oil contributes to maintaining intestinal health, weight reduction and normalization of metabolism.
Prof. Mary G. Enig – international expert in the field of lipid chemistry – has conducted numerous studies on coconut oil.
Among other things, she found that this oil not only has antiviral and antibacterial properties, but also anti-cancer properties.
Coconut oil is used as an aid in the treatment of a lot of diseases like:
–Skin diseases and wounds
-Arthritis and rheumatism
-Viral and bacterial infections
-Depression and anxiety
-Weakened concentration and memory
Nourishes the skin and hair
In addition to the health of internal organs, coconut oil is used for massage and skin and hair care.
It nourishes the skin, makes it softer, more supple, preventing the formation of wrinkles and age spots.
When massaging limbs and joints, coconut oil has anti-inflammatory activity. It helps with gout, arthritis, rheumatism, joint pain and swelling.
Coconut oil stimulates follicle growth, feeds and regenerate hair. Therefore, this oil is often used in hair care packs.
Best to use is coconut oil in its raw form, because that way you get the greatest benefit from its medicinal ingredients.
However, due to its exceptional resistance to high temperatures, coconut can be used for baking or roasting food – unlike other oils at higher temperatures drastically change their properties and become cancerous.
When buying look for cold-pressed coconut oil, which has all of these values.
Avoid refined oil, which is much cheaper, but also is deprived of the benefits of this valuable food.
The recommended daily amount is two to four tablespoons of cold-pressed coconut oil daily. To make it easier to drink, you can add it to a salad or green pulp juice.