Coconut Oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “Super Food”. It helps in treating various skin problems include psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections. Also it delays the appearance of wrinkles and sagging of skin and preventing premature aging due to its well-known antioxidant properties.
Types of Coconut Oil are :-
- Refined Coconut Oil –
It is called RBD which stands for refined, bleached and deodorized.
- Virgin Coconut Oil –
It is unrefined.
- Fractioned Coconut Oil –
A fraction of the whole oil (certain components of the oil are separated or removed for a particular use).
- Organic Coconut Oil –
Organic Coconut Oil comes from trees that are grown in organic manure (can be found in both virgin forms and pure forms).
- Pure Coconut Oil –
Only has coconut oil in it (but is refined, unlike the virgin oil).
Benefits of Coconut Oil –
The refining processes that include the bleaching tend to remove a lot of the antioxidants, so if you want to experience all the benefits, use the Virgin Coconut Oil!!!
- Boost your Brain Function –
Coconut Oil contains easy absorption fats called Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT). Also it improves cognitive function. Studies show improvement with Alzheimer’s Patients.
- Helps with Symptoms of Epilepsy –
Improvements in seizures control when patients follow ketogenic diets. Due to MCTs, it is an integral part of a ketogenic diet.
- Lower your Cholesterol –
Coconut Oil increases “good” cholesterol. Also it contains lauric acid which improves exercise performance.
- Burn more Calories –
Increased Energy Expenditure over 24 hours. More energy means more calories burnt.
- Reduce your Hunger –
The fatty acids in coco. oil can significantly reduce appetite. A study conducted showed that men eating the most MCTs ate 256 fewer calories per day, on average. Also a study in 14 healthy men discovered that those who ate the most MCTs at breakfast ate significantly fewer calories at lunch.
- Loose Fat from your Abdominal Cavity –
Coconut Oil appears to be especially effective in reducing abdominal fat, which lodges in the abdominal cavity and around organs. A study in 40 women with abdominal obesity, supplementing with 1 ounce of coco. oil per day lead to a significant reduction in both Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist circumference in a period of 12 weeks.
- Get Healthy Hair and Scalp –
Fatty acids will soften your locks when used as conditioner. Also it soothes dry scalp conditioner. And Eliminates fungal infections of the scalp.
- Moisturize –
It works great as eye cream, remove eye make-up, soothes cuticles, use as aromatic massage oil.
- Take Care of your Heart –
- Strengthen our Immune System –
It’s containing antimicrobial lipids, lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid which have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. Coconut Oil helps in fighting harmful bacteria like listeria monocytogenes and helicobacter pylori, and harmful protozoa such as giardia lamblia.
- Improve your Digestive System –
It’s helps prevent irritable bowel syndrome, improve the digestive system and absorption of other nutrients.
Which Type of Coconut Oil should you buy –
It all depends on what you need it for —
- For Cooking use Fractioned Coconut Oil
- For Weight Loss use Virgin Coco. Oil
- As a Carrier Oil use Virgin & Fractioned Coco. Oil
- For Good Health use Virgin & Organic Coconut Oil
- Massaging use Pure & Refined Coco. Oil
- For the Hair use Pure & Refined Coconut Oil
- For Medicinal Uses use Virgin & Virgin Organic Coco. Oil