Sunday, April 05, 2009

Coconut oil miracle

Whenever I mention the benefits of virgin coconut oil, I still get people responding with "I thought it was bad for you, isn't it a saturated fat?". (Groan, that is so 1970s..!). If you've been to the health shop recently, you might have noticed the organic virgin coconut oil that is sold as a dietary supplement. Coconut oil's primarily medium-chain fatty acids are used by the body predominantly for energy production and thus seldom end up as body fat or deposits in arteries. They produce energy, not fat. Medium-chain fatty acids do not have a negative effect on blood cholesterol and actually help protect against heart disease. Tests have shown that coconut oil's medium chain fatty acids are effective in destroying viruses, bacteria, fungi and yeast. Whether applied topically of taken internally, coconut oil helps keep skin young, healthy and free of disease. You only need to look at the healthy Pacific Islanders. Read in more depth in The Coconut Oil Miracle by Bruce Fife.

And for fascinating information on coconut oil and its many benefits to your skin and health, read this book written by a dermatologist Rx:Coconuts!(The Perfect Health Nut) It is truly an eye-opener.

Further research info links and

That's why you'll find certified organic virgin coconut oil in Lemon Myrtle Essentials range of bodycare products - wonderful for your skin! And remember, it needs to be the Certified Organic virgin coconut oil, because there is another version just innocuously called "coconut oil" which has been refined, bleached and deodorised (RBD coconut oil) - why bother!?