All along, I have been looking for the best way to improve my immune system and overall health and after deeply online research; I eventually found extra virgin organic coconut oil or also known as virgin coconut oil. Despite the different names, they are actually the same. “Virgin” refers to that coconut oil which is prepared without any chemical addition. This oil is derived from mature and fresh kernel of coconut. The different names may be created by the manufacturers themselves to make their own definition.
How to Derive Coconut Oil?
Before coming to this conclusion, I was confused due to claim that that coconut oil gives bad effect to my health.
Apparently, the research did not use virgin oil, and hydrogenated coconut oil, instead. Then, I understood that it was not coconut oil. It can be hydrogenated corn, soy or canola oils which contain harmful trans-fats and are processed with toxic hexane solvents. Knowing this fact made relieved, after all.
To make it this oil, the fresh and mature kernel is dried under the sunlight and other processes. This dried coconut meat then is called copra. During the drying process, any harmful fungi and bacteria can be eliminated. The result of the oil extraction yields an impure output. However, it is still unusable without purification. The process of purification applies heat and also other processes upon the extracted coconut oil. Afterwards, the ordinary output with mild smell and taste.
Any Side Effects?
Since extra virgin organic coconut oil is actually a food, there will be no side effects. That makes me more confident to use this oil. However, the body has to be introduced slowly with this oil. Instead of taking it all at once, I have to spread out in a day. The suggested dosage per day is three and half tablespoons, but it has to be slowly added before taking at this dosage, particularly when the body firstly consumes this oil for the first time. There might reaction upon it as it is a food. Diarrhea is the most common reaction. I regularly take a tablespoon in the morning coffee. Another tablespoon is taken in the afternoon in a smoothie or as a spread. I gain many benefits from it.
What Are The Health Benefits Of Organic Coconut Oil
The health benefits of organic coconut oil are various, some of them are:
- losing weight
- relieving high blood pressure
- relieving kidney problems
- maintaining cholesterol levels
- relieving stress
- functioning as hair care, skin care, dental care, HIV and cancer relief
- increasing bone strength
- boosting energy quickly
- helping in diabetes management
All of those benefits are associated due to the existence of capric acid, caprylic acid and lauric acid including its properties like antimicrobial, antifungal, antioxidant, soothing, antibacterial, etc. The lauric acid in the extra virgin organic coconut oil will converted into monolaurin. According research I have read, it can help in dealing with harmful bacteria and viruses which may cause influenza, herpes, cytomegalovirus, and HIV. Lauric acid also gets rid of harmful bacteria like heliobacter pylori, listeria monocytogenes and also dangerous protozoa like giardia lamblia. Despite unclear mechanism to deliver benefits, this oil has been extensively utilized in traditional Indian therapeutic system, called Ayurveda.
How it Support My Weight Loss Program?
My weight is one of my critical problems. However, with extra virgin organic coconut oil, I find my problem disappear due to the short and medium fatty acids. It is very effective in taking off my excessive weight. Besides, it is easily digested and can help the thyroid and enzyme system to function properly. Then, my metabolism increases by eliminating stress on the pancreas. In that way, it burns more energy and my weight significantly reduces.
At the same time, my immune system increases due to antifungal, antibacterial and also antiviral properties. I also never take into account the claim that coconut oil is bad for my heart anymore. As 50% of it is lauric acid, it effectively helps in heart problem prevention like high blood pressure and high cholesterol level. Even though it is saturated fats, it is not dangerous as it appears as vegetable oils. Instead of increasing the LDL levels, it reduces the injury incidence in arteries and thus it prevents atherosclerosis.
All my information in this article certainly does not cover the entire benefits. However, I have proven on myself how it gives good effects upon my health. I realize that what I have to do is getting on local store immediately to get extra virgin organic coconut oil to get more benefits.
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