Coconut oil has a wide array of health benefits, hair and skin uses, and uses around the home.
It is one of the best oils that can be used for infants, for healthy cooking, for skin rashes and much more.
In Kerala however, coconut oil or velichenna as it is known there, has been the preferred oil for centuries. It has a very smoky, distinct flavour that has long been associated with Malayali food. Commercial grade, refined coconut oil is manufactured by first drying the coconut kernel. The oil from the dried kernel (copra) is then pressed out by mechanical means. This oil then undergoes a filtering process after which it is packaged.
Coconut oil is used in homes for dishes that vary from the complicated like making a ‘meen pollichathu’ to something as simple as rustling up an omlette to eat with ‘puttu’. It’s high smoking point makes ideal for deep frying.
To date, there are over 1,500 studies proving coconut oil to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Coconut oil benefits and uses go beyond what most people realize.
Amazing health benefits of coconut oil to make it a part of your Personal Care regimen.
Coconut Oil for Hair– This nourishing oil has been used for centuries in hair and its unique fat composition makes it especially beneficial for certain hair types. Use it as a hair mask, hot oil treatment, or in homemade hair products.
To Moisturize and Nourish Skin– The same properties make coconut oil great for skin as well. Many people like to use it as a natural moisturizer. Its natural antioxidant properties make it great for stopping wrinkles and skin irritation.
Digestive Help– Coconut oil’s concentration of beneficial fats in coconut oil makes it helpful for digestion. Its antimicrobial properties can help fight irritation and infection in the gut from Candida.
Great Source of Healthy Fats– Over 50% of the fat in coconut oil is lauric acid. In fact, coconut oil is the richest source of lauric acid after breastmilk.
Mental Boost– Studies show MCTs may contribute to focus and mental performance.
Hormone Support– Getting the wrong kinds of fats can create havoc on hormones. Coconut oil contains specific fats that support the body’s natural hormone production.
Immune Support– The MCTs (including lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid) have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties that make it beneficial for immune support.
Great fat for cooking–coconut oil that doesn’t break down easily at high temperatures like other oils do. It doesn’t go rancid easily and has amazing nutritional properties. It is great for cooking eggs, stir fries, grain free baked goods, and practically any other cooking use.
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