Here is to another nature’s wonder – organic coconut oil. Organic coconut oil can be costly and is considered twelve times more expensive than Canola oil. This is likely because of human resources, the traditional way of producing organic coconut oil, and its many uses.
Where Does Organic Coconut Oil Come from?
Organic coconut oil, also called virgin coconut oil, came from coconut fruits’ kernels. The meat from the coconut fruits is pressed and refined until a white, oily consistency is achieved. No chemicals and preservatives are added, and the product is all purely from the coconut.
Almost 45 percent of coconuts in the world are produced in the Philippines. Thus, making them the top exporter of organic coconut oil, primarily in Europe and the United States. Coconut trees thrive in the dry season, so it is prevalent in tropical countries, mainly in Southeast Asia.
But how exactly organic coconut oil differs from any other organic oil available in the market?
- It is used to lose weight
Organic coconut oil has about 65 MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) that doesn’t make you fat. Other oils have higher MCTs causing slow metabolism, which leads to weight gain. Incorporating coconut oil into your diet and daily exercise will make a difference.
- It is an in-demand ingredient in the beauty industry
Organic coconut oil is widely used not only in food, medicine but in the beauty industry. It can also be your ally for healthier skin. You can use it as a makeup remover, moisturizer, and hair mask since it is also rich in essential fats and vitamins suitable for your skin needs.
Celebrities and influencers are also raving about having organic coconut oil as a staple for their beauty routine.
- It is known to slow down the effect of Alzheimer’s and other neurological disease
Another hope for poor memory problems, organic coconut oil, is proven to have increase brain performance. According to studies, the MCT content of coconut oil enables it to produce the energy needed by the brain to function.
- It can help manage body pains and inflammation
Organic coconut oil’s fatty acids also act as a moisturizer on the inside. Studies also show that people with arthritis find comfort with a regular intake of coconut oil as it lessens the inflammation of their joints and relieves pain.
Regular intake of organic coconut oil is 2-3 tablespoons a day.
- It can help maintain your oral health
You can achieve positive oral health by gargling organic coconut oil. It has an antibacterial component called lauric acid that eliminates bacteria build-up in your mouth and keeps your gums healthy.
Coconut oil is also a part of Ayurvedic medicine practiced centuries ago.
The simplicity of organic coconut oil is incomparable with its enormous benefits. However, as studies and science improve over the years, health professionals are reminding us that though this oil brings wonders, we are all different and moderation is the key to avoid further harm.