Either you love or hate coconut, I love coconut in all its different forms and shapes; coconut trees, coconut butter, coconut water, coconut oil.
The coconut palm is one of the oldest trees on the planet, and has existed since the age of the dinosaurs.
Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, which is known for being anti-viral, antibacterial, soothing and anti-fungal.
Revered as the most useful tree on earth, the coconut palm has generously provided civilizations with all their needs to survive. Its roots, fronds and trunk are used for shelter, light, furniture, and household utensils. But its most sacred part is its fruit, the coconut. A hard outer green shell protects its precious nut-like seed that is covered in a hairy brown husk. This husk provides fuel for cooking, fiber for clothing and a rope, which is stronger than hemp. Within this seed lies the true essence of the coconut palm - its water, meat and oil - its life giving force.
Coconut water (the liquid that is contained within young, not-yet ripened, coconuts) is mildly laxative and highly cleansing as well as rebounding the balance to minerals and electrolytes in the system.
As a "functional food," coconut oil is being recognized by the medical community as a powerful tool against immune diseases. Coconut helps prevent heart disease, stroke and hardening of the arteries, it strengthens the immune system, makes breast milk easily digestible, help to create a healthy digestive tract, speeds up metabolism, detoxifies the liver and has fewer calories than other fats.
Coconut oil is one of the best natural nutrition for hair, it helps in healthy growth and in providing shine.
Coconut oil is an excellent massage oil for the skin, it acts as an effective moisturizer on all types of skins.
Coconut oil is a safe solution for preventing dryness and flaking of skin. It also delays wrinkles, and sagging of skin which normally become prominent with age. Coconut oil also helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections, and has a cooling effect on the skin, therefore useful in cases of rosacea.
Most coconut oil sold in markets is refined. The excessive heat, bleaching and chemical solvents used in the refining process creates a thick, yellowish-white product that is tasteless and odorless. Buy only the organic, extra virgin, expeller or hand pressed coconut oil, with its white color, light texture and mild taste, and with the scent of fresh coconut.
If you want to use coconut oil for topical purposes, just melt the oil (if it is solid) by keeping the bottle in the sun or warm water. If you want to use it for internal consumption, simply replace butter or vegetable oils with coconut oil in your recipes.
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