Organic coconut oil is truly a miraculous gift from nature, especially in its purest extra virgin form. I don't know of a more versatile oil. Produced from fresh coconut meat (not copra), without the use of chemicals or high temperatures, it preserves high levels of antioxidants and healthy properties. A delicate coconut aroma and flavor is characteristic of virgin oil.
Don't compare organic coconut oil to commercial-grade oils made from copra. These oils are typically refined, bleached, and deodorized. But some reputable companies produce refined expelled coconut oil in the "old fashioned" way with mechanical extraction. That means they don't use solvent extracts. The oils they produce are not hydrogenated and do not contain trans fatty acids. Since they are deodorized (with physical refinement), the taste tends to be mild.If you are looking for a Coconut Oil Archives visit Ostro Organics.
It is best to buy from a reputable company, as there are not many industry standards in oil processing.
The many benefits of using coconut oil include:
- Excellent for cooking and baking
- Reduces inflammation
- Supports heart health
- Balances cholesterol
- Improves thyroid function
- Supports weight loss
- Increases energy and stamina.
- Improves digestion
- Supports immune function
- Antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral
- Kills candida, parasites, and other microorganisms.
- Helps prevent gingivitis and periodontal disease.
- Skin conditions (dandruff, dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, fungal infections, burns)
Contrary to what we are led to believe, studies have shown that it is inflammation, not cholesterol, that leads to heart disease. I recommend coconut oil to clients who have arthritis or heart disease because inflammation is a contributing factor to these conditions.