One of the most amazing sources of anti-inflammatory properties on the planet, coconut oil is being hailed for its many healing capabilities. Not only is it anti-aging for the outside skin, hair and nails, it is repairing for the internal body as well. Read the info-graph below to understand an overview the many ways coconut oil is what I consider a superfood:
Many people also find that coconut oil decreases cellulite, stretch marks, increases lymph movement, when used as a deodorant, significantly promotes healthy digestion when used as cooking oil or on top of foods, evens out skin tone, controls blood sugars, assists in healthy thyroid functioning and decreases cholesterol (to list my favorite few). Also, coconut oil is one of the few plant sources of saturated fat, and contains lauric acid (said to possess antibacterial, antiviral, and antioxidant properties) and medium-chain triglycerides (purported to speed up metabolism and promote weight loss).
Which type of coconut oil to buy? Look for extra virgin, raw coconut oil, which does not go through deodorizing, heating or any chemical, solvents or bleaches added in the process. There is also the expelled pressed type which can also be very good for the body. Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Olive Oil is a great pick. Want more ideas of how to use and coconut oil? Visit www.deliciousobsessions.com.
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For more information on the general health benefits of coconut oil, please visit: Dr.Oz, Huffington Post, Dr. Mercola and OrganicFacts.net and NaturalNews.com