Raw Organic Virgin Coconut oil
Coconut oil is high in fats called medium chain triglycerides, which are metabolized differently than most other fats. When you eat these types of fats, they go straight to the liver, where they are used as a quick source of energy or turned into ketones.
Ketones can have powerful benefits for the brain, and are being studied as treatment for epilepsy, Alzheimer’s and other conditions.
The medium chain triglycerides in coconut oil have been shown to increase calories burned over 24 hours by as much as 5%.
The 12-carbon lauric acid makes up about 50% of the fatty acids in coconut oil.
When lauric acid is digested, it also forms a substance called monolaurin.
Both lauric acid and monolaurin can kill harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses and fungi
A few studies have shown that coconut oil can raise blood levels of HDL cholesterol, which is linked to improved metabolic health and a lower risk of heart disease.
Several populations around the world have thrived for multiple generations eating massive amounts of coconut.
The best example of such a population is the Tokelauans, which live in the South Pacific.
They used to eat over 60% of their calories from coconuts. When studied, they were found to be in excellent health, with very low rates of heart disease
You can also use this oil as a natural cosmetic:
- body and face cream
- natural make-up remover
- moisturiser for dry skin
- conditioner for your hair
Coconut oil is very heat-stable, which makes it suited to methods of cooking at high temperatures like deep and pan frying. (As coconut oil is solid at room temperature simply melt the required oil quantity in a bowl sitting in hot tap water for a few minutes.)