Mother Nature is incredibly generous in the way she provides for us, by offering a bounty of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins, minerals and nutrients to nourish your body so you can enjoy a long healthy life.
One fruit in particular – the coconut – is so abundant in its healing properties it’s referred to as “the tree of life.”
The uses for coconut oil is gaining popularity again throughout the world especially here in the U.S. and also the UK.
Benefits of coconut oil are seen is products for skin care, hair care, weight loss, improving digestion and immunity against infections and diseases.
Coconut oil acts as a moisturizer for all skin types especially dry skin, and used in a lot of massage treatments for this the skins healing properties.
Coconut oil helps in healthy growth of hair and gives your hair a shiny quality. Used as hair care oil and in manufacturing various conditioners and dandruff relief creams. It is normally applied topically for hair care.
Coconut oil is useful in weight loss, as it contains short and medium-chain fatty acids that help in taking off excessive weight. Research suggests that coconut oil helps to reduce abdominal obesity in women.
It is also easy to digest and it helps in healthy functioning of the thyroid and endocrine system. Furthermore, it increases the body’s metabolic rate by removing stress on the pancreas, thereby burning more energy and helping obese and overweight people lose the weight.
History of the Coconut
The coconut is a “functional food” rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber – The essential nutritional building blocks for perfect health.
Its scientific name is Coco’s nucifera, meaning “nut-bearing.”, in this case the Coconut is actually not a nut.
They have three layers; the exocarp (outer layer), the mesocarp (middle layer), and the endocarp (hardy woody layer around the seed). While all parts of the coconut are valuable, the oil has been the topic of a great amount of recent research.
For thousands of years, people living in the tropics have used coconut meat, milk, juice and oil for food and medicinal purposes
Refined coconut oil has gone through chemical processing using bleach and other agents. Processed from copra (dried coconut meat). During the drying and processing of the meat, contaminants are purified using bleaching clays.
Once this is complete, the oil is heated to high temperatures, which destroys its natural composition. At this point, it will no longer have that distinctive tropical smell that we are familiar with.
Manufacturers add chemicals such as sodium hydroxide in order to prolong the shelf life. Additives used end up changing the fat in the oil from healthy saturated fat to dangerous trans fat.
When “virgin” or fresh coconut meat is processed, a very quick drying process, or a wet milling process, is used.
When wet milling, the coconut milk is separated from the meat by boiling, enzymes, fermentation or using a centrifuge. By processing this way, there is no bleaching, additives or high heat used. The coconut oil maintains its natural tropical aroma and delicious taste.
Antibacterial—stops bacteria that cause gum disease, throat infections, urinary tract infections and ulcers in their tracks.
Anticarcinogenic—keeps dangerous cancer cells from spreading while boosting immunity.
Antifungal—destroys infection-promoting fungus and yeast.
Anti-inflammatory—suppresses inflammation and repairs tissue.
Antimicrobial—inactivates harmful microbes and fights infection.
Antioxidant—protects from free radical damage.
Antiretroviral—destroys HIV and HTLV-1.
Antiparasitic—rids the body of lice, tapeworms and other parasites.
Canola – Animals and insects avoid it in nature, here’s why you should too…
There is no such thing as a canola in nature, in fact canola is a modified version of rapeseed oil. Asian and Indian cultures used rapeseed oil for centuries.
Therefore, consumption of this “GMO Oil” has been linked to muscular disorders and fatty degeneration of the heart, kidneys, adrenals and thyroid gland. To avoid it, check labels closely – even in so-called healthy products – because it’s practically everywhere.
Thousands of commercially produced foods contain cottonseed oil; everything from canned foods to chips and other packaged items. However, cotton is not a food crop, therefore not treated as an edible crop but an industrial one.
Cotton can withstand being sprayed with dangerous poisons such as trifluralin, cyanide and dicofol, in fact these chemical work themselves deep into the plant, therefore becoming toxic.
Safflower – Studies show an increase of Omega-6 also increases the rate of death by heart disease, reason enough to avoid this oil…
Previous studies had found that by substituting animal fats with vegetable oils such as safflower, cholesterol levels will indeed drop.
However, what the earlier studies failed to evaluate was the high ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fats in these oils and that the amount of omega-6 fatty acids in the American diet was growing astronomically.
Researchers now have evidence that it may not be cholesterol that kills, but omega-6’s.
When a group of individuals replaced animal fats with omega-6-rich safflower oil, their cholesterol levels decreased, however, the rates of death from cardiovascular disease and coronary artery disease increased significantly, as compared to those consuming the animal fats.
These results prompted researchers to re-evaluate their theories on saturated fat, cholesterol and heart disease and point the finger at the formerly dubbed “heart-healthy” omega-6 fatty acid.
While marketers will have you believe that soy is beneficial because our healthy Asian counterparts consume it regularly
But this is arguably one of the biggest nutritional myths out there, as Asians enjoy soy in its fermented state and in considerably smaller quantities than we do.
Ninety-three percent of American soy is GMO and most of the soy we consume is in its unfermented state.
As for soybean oil, up to 80 percent of the oil we consume today is soybean oil.
- The unique quality that helps coconut oil readily fight viruses, bacteria and even yeast!
- The special reason The Health and Science Institute proves coconut oil can promote colon health!
- A complete list of parasites, infections, and viruses that coconut oil has been effective against illness!
- The recommended dosage of coconut oil to consume, based on weight, for health purposes!
- And so much more!
The Alternative Daily
Here’s a newsflash I’m sure won’t surprise you… nothing concocted in a laboratory can ever replace the value of what is found in nature! Especially, Coconut Oil.