Coconut Oil The Healthy Choice?
Coconut oil has become known as the healthy alternative in cooking, adding it to almost anything from baking to our morning smoothies.
Is it really that good for us?
Well the short answer is yes, and here is why...
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil:
Is very stable in cooking, meaning it does not change in nature at high heat
Has a high smoke point
Does not go rancid easily
Has excellent nutritional health benefits
Is an excellent dairy free replacement for butter
Can be used as a cooking oil, in baking, or added to smoothies and drinks
Great in snack foods for kids, protein balls and healthy slices
- Coconut oil can also be used as a hair mask, hot oil treatment
- As a skin moisturiser
- Mix with sea salt as a foot scrub
- Mix with shea butter as a body balm
Health Benefits of Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Contains good source of healthy fats in the form of lauric acid, a medium chain triglyceride (MCT) which have the following benefits:
Anti microbial action in the gut assisting with irritation and some infections or overgrowth with bugs such as Candida albicans
Contributes to mental alertness
Supports normal hormonal balance
Not stored as fat, processed by liver, and is an immediate energy source
Digestion of MCT's in the liver creates ketones, which are readily accessible as an energy source by the brain. Providing an alternate route to help brain repair.
Research shows that the ingestion of these medicinal MCT's, may therefore be of great benefit for those suffering with Alzheimer's Disease.
Regular use of an organic virgin coconut oil will yield these benefits
Use for stove top cooking
Add to any of your favourite recipes, smoothies or drinks such as Golden Milk Tea, or as a coffee creamer
Use as a replacement for the cooking oils you currently use