Coconut oil | Organic, Virgin Cold Pressed
100% Organic cold pressed, virgin Coconut oil. Only the best.
100% natural, virgin, certified organic, premium, cold pressed coconut oil with an amazing smooth taste!
Well known for its lauric acid content. Lauric acid is a saturated fatty acid, with high levels of medium chain triglycerides (MCT) which are metabolised differently than most other fats. These special fats are responsible for a lot of the health benefits of coconut oil. While the consumption of saturated fat has been associated with negative health outcomes, in many countries people have thrived for multiple generations with large amounts of coconut in their diet.
Coconut oil is ideal for adding to smoothies or for cooking as the fat is not so easily damaged by heat.
Coconut oil has anti-microbial properties
The fatty acids in coconut oil can kill harmful pathogens, including bacteria, viruses, yeasts and fungi. This could potentially help to prevent infections.
Coconut oil may reduce hunger and help with weight loss
The fatty acids in coconut oil can significantly reduce your appetite, which may lead to reduced food intake and hence positive changes in body weight over the long term. Taking 30 mL (2 tablespoons) of coconut oil daily for 12 weeks led to a significant reduction in both body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (Assunção, 2009). The medium chain triglycerides in coconut oil have been shown to increase calories burned over 24 hours by as much as 5% (Dulloo 1996)
Coconut oil's MCTs may improve energy in the malnourished
The MCTs in coconut oil are able to be absorbed without digestion, so are a great addition to the diet for people who are under-nourished or recovering from prolonged illness.
Coconut oil's MCTs may be useful in epilepsy
The MCTs in coconut oil can increase blood concentration of ketones, which can help reduce seizures in epileptic children (Martin, 2016).
Coconut oil may improve your cholesterol profile
A few studies (including this one by Assunção, 2009) have shown that coconut oil can improve levels of the good HDL cholesterol. High levels of HDL has been linked to improved metabolic health and a lower risk of heart disease.
Coconut oil is great for your skin
Coconut oil, applied topically, is effective as a skin moisturiser, which makes it excellent for eczema (Evangelista 2014) and protects your hair against damage.
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