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Hidden Health Secrets Of Coconut Oil You Never Knew

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Coconut oil speeds up your metabolism and is a powerful antioxidant, which helps in slowing down the aging process. It is the perfect oil for cooking, which comes with antimicrobial, antifungal, antibacterial properties. It keeps your skin supple, may also help to ward off dementia and can be used for oil pulling.

You may have heard the buzz about coconut oil in the health community lately, and for good reason. Coconut oil is rich in healthy fatty acids which your brain, heart, joints, and whole body need. Unlike bad nutrition advice from the 1990’s, it is now known that fat is actually good for you, as long as it is the right kind of fat. Coconut oil may be just one of the best!

7 Facts About Coconut Oil You May Not Have Known

1. It Speeds Up Metabolism: Coconut oil is made up of medium-chain fatty acids and is a rich source of lauric acid, the same substance found in human breast milk. It has been shown these types of fats are broken down right in the liver, allowing you to burn energy efficiently, thus speeding up metabolism. No need to overdo it, though. Just 1-2 teaspoons internally a day is all you need.

2. It Keeps You Young: Coconut oil is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants help to fight the damage caused by free radicals within the body, thus slowing down the aging process.

3. It Is The Perfect Oil For Cooking: Unlike olive oil, which has a very low smoke point, coconut oil can be used for medium to high-heat cooking without going rancid. Save your olive oil for cold salads and use coconut oil for frying, baking, and roasting.

4. It Is Antimicrobial, Antifungal, + Antibacterial: Taking coconut oil daily internally may help boost your immune system.

5. It Keeps Your Skin Supple: Hands-down coconut oil will leave your skin soft, smooth, and moisturized! You can even shave your legs with coconut oil. It can also delay the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin. Score!

6. It May Help To Ward Off Dementia: New studies have shown that ingesting coconut oil, which is high in ketone bodies, may prevent the development of Alzheimer’s Disease. Although this research is new, it is promising. (Link to source)

7. It Is Great For Oil Pulling: Oil pulling is the ancient Ayurvedic practice of “pulling” oil through your teeth for 20 minutes per day. The wisdom is this provides you with a myriad of health benefits including increased immunity, whiter teeth, and stronger jaw. Coconut oil makes a perfect oil for this practice.

I recommend you purchase refined coconut oil for your beauty products (less expensive), and raw organic cold-pressed for your cooking and kitchen needs.

Janelle Casella
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Janelle is a Certified Health Coach helping women get nourished from the inside out with food and wellness tips that work. Janelle is based north of Boston but helps clients nationwide via phone, skype, and online programs. Janelle helps busy women restore health naturally for increased mental clarity, improved sleep, better digestion, management of autoimmune issues and natural weight loss. Janelle graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City and teaches Nutrition courses at the New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts. Her education and experience has equipped her with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Her signature Nourish 21 online program is a crash course in nutrition that helps folks navigate through all of the contradictory nutritional information available while teaching the overlapping truths. To learn more about her work and her available programs please visit www.perfectlynourished.com.

Janelle Casella
Star Expert

Janelle is a Certified Health Coach helping women get nourished from the inside out with food and wellness tips that work. Janelle is based north of Boston but helps clients nationwide via phone, skype, and online programs. Janelle helps busy women restore health naturally for increased mental clarity, improved sleep, better digestion, management of autoimmune issues and natural weight loss. Janelle graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City and teaches Nutrition courses at the New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts. Her education and experience has equipped her with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Her signature Nourish 21 online program is a crash course in nutrition that helps folks navigate through all of the contradictory nutritional information available while teaching the overlapping truths. To learn more about her work and her available programs please visit www.perfectlynourished.com.

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Marie Savu
Marie Savu 5pts

if buy only extra pure virgin coconut oil...

Wanda Patterson
Wanda Patterson 5pts

I need to use some where can i get some from cvs or riteaid stores,

Saramma Philip
Saramma Philip 5pts

Thanks 4 the new information.Iam using the co oil now a days 4 cooking

Jessica Marie Ingham
Jessica Marie Ingham 5pts

i will tell u that just about 2months ago i had a wicked infection in my gums...i thought i was going to loose my bottom teeth (i have extreamly bad teeth and gums).....anyway..i did oil pullng for a week and ive never had my mouth feel this good! its really amazing stuff!

Shala Ooton
Shala Ooton 5pts

I use this for oil pulling every morning, and 3x daily when I am ill. Rids your body of toxins. Youtube has videos of oil pulling. Buy the very best you can afford.

Chit May
Chit May 5pts

Thanks fot useful information!

Jyoti Kurne
Jyoti Kurne 5pts

Coconut is one fruit that is found in every occasion.Each part is been use.God has bless us by giving .Amen.

trplbreakpoint
trplbreakpoint 5pts

i have recently found about all the benefits of coconut oil and am up to three table spoons in my coffee or tea per day...what i would like to know is the advantage of organic versus refined...

thx

Carla Winschel
Carla Winschel 5pts

oh cool... my friend is into this she was telling me about doshas and shit like that... cool stuff

Allan Swafford
Allan Swafford 5pts

Carla Winschel.. you should like this page. . Lots of great advice on heath here!!

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Chhaya Patel Glad it could help! :)

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Wow that is amazing! :) Doematie Singh

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Thank you! :) Nalini Baijnath

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

That's great! Cassandra Farrar

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Bonnie Anderson True! :)

Nafsia Afsan Nipu
Nafsia Afsan Nipu 5pts

Coconut is so ggod oil.and it also a favorite fruit of bangladesh...

Doematie Singh
Doematie Singh 5pts

As little girl that was our most used oil and most people at that time make it from scatch. I can make it too.

Be Hi
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Hab ich heute sogar benutzt für einen Salat