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Friday, February 06th, 2009 | Author:

We are using coconut oil for centuries because of its many benefits. It is a vital source of energy and vitamins and because of these properties; it is also called “Tree of Life”. Coconut oil plays a very significant role in providing balanced and nutritious diet. According to many medical research and studies, it is found that at least 30% of our daily diet should contain fats or oil.

Coconut oil has great benefits when it is used as cooking oil. It generally creates favorable HDL/LDL ratio. Apart from these, there are some more benefits of coconut oil as cooking oil such as it has antiviral, antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiprotozoal properties. For a long time coconut oil had been considered as a harmful product because it contains saturated fat. But by research it has been shown that the saturated fat found in coconut oil is different from other because of its unique structural make-up. And because of this unique structural make-up it is beneficial for our body not harmful. Coconut oil is the highest source of saturated fat and it is also highest source of saturated medium chain triglycerides. These medium chain triglycerides (MCT) is made up of lauric acid, which is the most essential fatty acid required in building and maintaining the body’s immune system.

Apart from cooking oil, coconut oil has many more benefits. Coconut oil is also beneficial in case of weight lose. According to research, it has been found that coconut oil can increase the metabolism rate of a human body and due to which you can burn you fat faster and this leads to the weight loss. Everybody thinks that fat is harmful for body and it gains weight. But in real life fat is an essential need of our body and it is needed for producing hormones and cellular membranes. But the proper burning of the fat is also important. If fat will not burn properly then you are going to gain huge weight and this gets done perfectly with the help of coconut oil.

Other than weight loss, it has some more benefits such as it is used for making products of hair care, skin care and medicines. Coconut oil is widely used as hair oil in most parts of the world. It helps a large in removing the dandruffs from the hair. It also helps in reducing the falling and breaking of hair. Many therapists use coconut oil for body massage also. And sometimes it is used for making medicines also. Apart from these coconut oil is beneficial in many other manners also such as in immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, HIV, bone strength and dental care. Coconut oil is beneficial in all these cases because of the presence of lauric acid, capric acird and caprylic acid in the oil. Coconut oil has some unique properties also such as antifungal, antibacterial, antimicrobial and antioxidant. All these things together make coconut oil a very important part of our life.

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 | Author:

Found a post by Kebod on oil pulling with Coconut Oil:

[I started oil pulling on Aug. 1 of 2006, hoping for better over-all health. After googling “oil pulling” and learning how it is done, I started using coconut oil and gently swishing 2 teaspoons through my mouth each morning on an empty stomach. Instantly, I noticed whiter teeth and a pinker tongue. The process is thought to remove toxins from the body, and I was curious as to what other health improvements I would notice. On day 21 of oil pulling, I realized my skin was 90-95% clear of all the little bumps.
Google “oil pulling” for more information. I hope some of you try this.

Oil pulling is great and worth a try. Make sure you do the Oil pulling on empty stomach.
The correct method:
In the morning before breakfast on an empty stomach you take one tablespoon in the mouth but do not swallow it. Move Oil Slowly in the mouth as rinsing or swishing do this for 10-15 minutes 20 minutes is better.
Do not swallow the oil.
Do not gargle.
Do it slowly.
Wash and disinfect the sing when finished.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 | Author:

Coconut oil is useful in many ways such as weight loss, thyroid disease, medicine etc. But there is one more important use of coconut oil and that is for skin. Coconut oil is widely used for making various skin products such as moisturizer, skin cream, massage oil or body oil.

Our skin absorbs the coconut oil very easily because of its molecular structure and in returns it gives a smooth and soft texture. Coconut oil works as an ideal ointment for the relief of dry, rough and wrinkled skin. You will find that most of the available creams and lotions are mainly water. And because of this they are easily absorbed by our dry and wrinkled skin. Due to the entrance of water in our skin, our skin’s tissues get expand and the wrinkles fade away. But this is a temporary treatment. Because when the water evaporates away then again the dry and wrinkled skin returns.

We know that our skin is made up of tissues called connective tissues. It is because of these connective tissues only we have a smooth and elastic skin. During the young period our skin remains smooth and elastic because of the strong connective fibers. But when we become old then these fibers are repeatedly subjected to free-radical attack which breaks them down and due to which connective tissues get hardened and lose its suppleness and strength. And the skin loses the ability to hold itself together. Coconut oil helps in avoiding the connective tissues from getting hardened.

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