In recent years, the spotlight has been on coconut oil as a super food. There are testimonials being circulated that coconut oil has the ability to treat and sometimes reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s ; there is a study currently going on at the University of South Florida Byrd Alzheimer’s institute to measure the effects of coconut oil on the disease.
Researchers have been able to establish in recent years that the saturated fats in coconut oil are quite harmless. These fats are medium chain triglycerides ( MCT ) which are metabolyzed differently. According to Wkipaedia, some studies have shown that MCTs can aid weight loss by aiding fat oxidation thereby reducing food intake.
Population ( like the Tokelauans ) known to eat a lot of coconut and its bye products live very long and cardiovascular disease free lives as there is no evidence of an harmful effect of high saturated fats in take in these populations.
Coconut oil is quite easy to digest and the MCT are known to increase metabolism and thus have the potential to increase the energy you expend by as much as 5% over a 24 hour period. This can really add up in the long term.
When used in moderation as part of a healthy weight loss diet it can help your progress significantly. Besides, this oil is very stable; and in its natural state it has a shelf life of 3-5 years at room Temperature.
Coconut oil is quite versatile; it can be used in cooking, baking and also as your beauty products. It is excellent for use on children and babies as it is purely natural, smells divine, hmmmnnn; having anti fungal , anti bacterial and anti inflammatory properties. Thus, making a very good replacement for chemically laden baby creams. It is good for use as diaper cream and as hair cream- to help heal cradle cap and dadruff too.
Store bought ones can be quite expensive, so if you are in the tropics or have access to buy a lot of coconut why don’t you make your own?
Its quite easy…………………………………………………………………..https://youtu.be/bsqdHKGgybs