The last of 4 parts about nourishing wholesome oils.
Coconut Oil was thought of conventionally as unhealthy and a contributing factor in heart disease. But, according to reports, it is the latest cure for all. It is produced by drying the meat of the coconut to produce copra and then pressed to extract the oil.
Coconut Oil is rich in Lauric acid which is its star power. Studies have shown that this Lauric acid helps to increase the good HDL cholesterol in our blood thus helping to improve cholesterol ratio levels. It also has a positive anti-oxidant action in the body and is a wonderful moisturizer for the skin and our hair.
New parents should massage infants with organic coconut oil after their baths which are immensely good for the babies and are safe.
I used to massage both my girls with coconut oil after their baths when they were babies. It will put them in a deep slumber afterwards!
Coconut Oil can withstand high heat which makes it excellent for cooking. Use the refined version for cooking.
Otherwise, swallow 2-3 tbsps max per day as it does pack 120 calories per tbsp.