Coconut oil (also called coconut butter) has less calories by weight than any other fat source. This oil has been shown to have powerful anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-microbial effects, and can used in food or topically.
Because coconut oil is relatively stable at high temperatures, and does not create trans-fats when heated, it is the best oil to use when cooking food. Always choose cold-pressed coconut oil and store it in a dark container or cabinet.
||Excellent for those suffering from candida (yeast), as it contains caprylic acid.
||Contains lauric acid, a powerful anti-viral fatty acid.
||Stabilizes blood sugar levels.
||Use under arms like a deodorant. The natural coconut smell and antibacterial qualities will help prevent bad odors.
|Digestion - General
||Beneficial for anyone with poor digestion. Requires fewer enzymes for digestion. Provides energy more quickly than other oils without taxing the liver and gall bladder.
||Reduces dark circles and bags under the eyes.
||Less burden on the gallbladder than other oils.
||Lowers cholesterol and helps prevent heart disease.
||Less burden on the liver than other oils.
||Improves memory and helps prevent senility.
||Prevents stress and anxiety.
||An excellent gentle moisturizer for the face and body. Restores sagging and damaged skin, increases blood flow to the skin, lightens stretch marks. Treats dry skin and some forms of psoriasis that are caused by fungus. Use topically and internally.
|Teeth and Gums
||Rub oil along gums to kill bacteria (Eating For Beauty, by David Wolfe).
||Stimulates thyroid function, relieves hypothyroidism.
||Regulates the thyroid and increases metabolism, leading to weight loss.
||A good source of saturated fat, primarily medium chain fatty acids.
||Reduces the body's need for vitamin E.