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Nature’s Amazing Germ Fighter

Virgin coconut oil is becoming recognized as the healthiest of all dietary oils. What makes it so healthy are medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA). All fats and oils are composed of fat molecules known as fatty acids. There are many different types of fatty acids, but they all can be classified into three basic categories: short-chain fatty acids (SCFA), medium-chain fatty…

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The Fatty Acids in Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains a blend of three fatty acids-lauric acid, capric acid, and capric acid, and caprylic acid. Fatty acids are an essential source of fuel for the body and the brain. Individually, each of these fatty acids has important healing powers. Combined, they are even more effective. Capric acid, also known as decanoic acid, is the central reason for…

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What is Virgin Coconut Oil?

You’ll see different labels on the supermarket shelves-coconut oil, virgin coconut oil, and extra virgin coconut oil. So what’s the difference? Basic (or “refined”) coconut oi is made from dried copra. Most coconuts are sourced from remote villages far away from copra mills where the copra is processed into oil. It is a long journey to the copra mill, so…

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Coconut Oil and your health

Coconut oil during pregnancy and infancy A daily dose of coconut oil is beneficial during pregnancy, as the natural fats help your unborn baby grow and absorb all the essential nutrients. It will also boost your calcium intake by improving your absorption. You can use coconut oil topically on your stomach to prevent stretch marks. To prepare for labor you…

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Coconut oil for weight loss.

In one tablespoon of coconut oil, you get 13 grams of fat, 11 grams of which are saturated. These saturated fats in coconut oil are known as medium-chain triglycerides, or MCTs, and differ from most saturated and unsaturated fats in the American diet, which contain longer-chain fats. ​ MCT molecules are shorter in length, which makes them more easily absorbed…

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Coconut Oil Increases Metabolism and Decreases Body Fat.

Coconut oil is one of nature’s most abundant sources of medium-chain fatty acids, and these nifty little triglycerides can work wonders for a sluggish metabolism. ​ If your metabolism has been damaged by dieting or stress, a daily dose of coconut oil is the key to getting it back on the right track. Long-chain fatty acids, like those in polyunsaturated…

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Essential Fatty Acids Are Necessary For Good Health

To be healthy and avoid deficiency disease, you must get all the nutrients your body needs. Fats are important nutrients and essential fatty acids (EFAs) are necessary for good health. Some of the fatty acids are classified as being “essential” because our bodies cannot make them from other nutrients – we must get them from our foods. The two basic…

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Hair care with coconut oil

Coconut oil will cleanse and strengthen your hair, giving it a natural shine and beautiful condition. ​You can apply coconut oil to your hair daily. Massage gently into the scalp, and then stroke the oil over your hair. Wash the oil out after thirty minutes. This treatment will keep your scalp healthy and will leave you with strong, lustrous hair.…

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Skincare with Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil Pre–Shaving Lotion Pure virgin coconut oil on its own makes a great lotion to protect your skin from the nicks and irritation of shaving. Stroke softened coconut oil over the area you wish to shave and you will see that the razor glides more easily, leaving your skin soft and silky-smooth. It also prevents ingrown hairs and helps…

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