Day 6 Adopting New Habits
Integrating Coconut Oil into your daily life
Why all the recent fuss about coconut oil when it was being put down some years back? Quite simple, it has been recognised as one of the superfoods it really is. There is now enough evidence to show that it does benefit us in many ways. Not only that, every single part of the coconut tree can be used, whether for food, for furniture making, for plants, decorations, for energy, ....none of it goes to waste.
The Green Coconut - One of five different types found on the island.
As far as coconut oil is concerned, besides the many health benefits it has many other uses. It can be used for the hair, skin, for oil pulling, (more coming on that in a subsequent blog), for baking, cooking,
The name super food is really a perfect way to describe the coconut. Around 60% of the oils in coconut are healthy medium-chain fatty acids. They contain the highest amount of lauric acid of any substance you can find. Why are these acids so good? The substance formed when lauric acid is digested is a powerful destroyer of harmful pathogens (bacteria, fungi, viruses). Furthermore coconut oil is a good source of energy, its fat burning qualities help in weight reduction, and it is great for keeping our heart healthy and strong. And it adds a wonderful flavour to your food.
Here are some of the health benefits of coconuts and coconut oil:
Helps in cancer prevention and treatment
Prevents heart disease and high blood pressure
Can cure urinary and kidney infections
Protects the liver
Reduces inflammation and arthritis
Boosts our immune system
Improves memory and brain function
Improves skin issues
Prevents gum disease and tooth decay
Improves type 2 diabetes
Helps in weight loss
When buying coconut oil be sure to check the quality. The cold pressed virgin oil is the better choice.
Hope this has been useful for you. I have intentionally kept it "short". There is a lot of information on coconut oil out there if you are interested to know more. And if you know enough already, it is short enough that you will not get bored.
Pleasant Sunday my friends, just off to drink some fresh coconut water! :)