Details about Coconut Oil – Uses and Coconut Oil Benefits

Organic coconut oil is truly a miraculous gift from nature, especially in its purest extra virgin form. I am not aware of a more versatile oil. Produced from fresh coconut meat (non-copra), without the use of chemicals or high heat, it retains high levels of antioxidants and health-giving properties. A delicate coconut scent and taste is characteristic of the virgin oil.

Do not compare organic coconut oil to the commercial grade oils made from copra. These oils are typically refined, bleached and deodorized. But there are some reputable companies that produce expeller pressed refined coconut oil the “old” way with mechanical extraction. That means they do not use solvent extracts. The oils they produce are not hydrogenated and do not contain trans fatty acids. Since they are deodorized (with physical refining) the taste tends to be bland.

It is best to buy from a reputable company since there are not many industry standards in the processing of the oils.

Coconut Oil for Different Uses

Excellent for cooking & baking

Reduces inflammation

Supports heart health

Balances cholesterol

Improves thyroid function

Supports weight loss

Coconut oil for Diaper Rash

Increases energy and stamina

Improves digestion

Supports immune function

Antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral

Coconut oil was widely used prior to the 1950’s. Due to its high saturated fat content it fell out of favor because it was believed to increase the risk of heart disease. The opposite is now known to be true. Containing medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs), this oil has numerous health benefits especially for the heart and thyroid.

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