Virgin Coconut Oil for Beginners
Why is Virgin Coconut Oil so popular these days?
Despite the huge advancement in our technology, a teaspoon of virgin coconut oil still continues to be the most efficient and cost-effective way of curing and/or preventing certain diseases. Years ago, virgin coconut oil was popular as a cure for certain diseases like heart diseases etc. Today, people love coconut oil because it is more than a cure: it has become a healthy and multi-purpose oil that can used in health, beauty, weight loss, and cooking.
The Coconut Oil Miracle
The miracle comes from nature herself. Coconut Oil contains Lauric Acid which is found in human breast milk - which is the perfect food for nutrients, vitamins, and other essential substances. It has medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) which, when eaten, converts to Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFAs). MCFAs become your body's superhero with its anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties which most advanced medicines, vitamins, or supplements can't beat!
If you want to read more about coconut oil, check out the Coconut Oil FAQs.
Why should I keep a bottle of virgin coconut oil at home?
Virgin coconut oil has numerous purposes besides its numerous health benefits. It is even used for infants, teens, yuppies, and adults!
Should I choose High Quality Virgin Coconut Oil?
The answer is yes. Centrifuged Virgin Coconut Oil is considered as the highest quality of Virgin Coconut Oil. It is pretty difficult to produce which is why you do not ofen see it in the marketplace. If you do, you are in luck!
Fresh Centrifuged guarantee's the following:
Least Amount of Processing
No Chemicals Added
48 Hour Freshness Guarantee
Farm Fresh Quality
Light Flavor and Aroma
If you are looking for Fresh-Centrifuged VCO, you may click on the link to ask them the nearest supplier in your area.
Should Coconut Oil have a strong taste and aroma?
Coconut Oil, from a freshly harvested coconut fruit, should taste light and mild. While coconut oil was initially popular for its strong aroma and taste, more companies and health experts are leaning towards making their coconut oil lighter and milder. Why is that?
The strong taste and aroma of VCO comes from the process involved in extracting the oil. For cold-pressed VCO, the aroma and taste becomes stronger as more heat is applied. For fermented VCO, it is the fermentation process.
Centrifuged Virgin Coconut Oil has been the most effective way of extracting the oil with the least amount of processing. The result is preserving the real nature of a coconut oil's light and mild aroma/flavor from a freshly harvested coconut fruit.
Is coconut oil liquid or solid?
Coconut oil, in warmer temperatures, is in a solid state. Pure VCO should freeze at 25 degree Celcius. The more chemicals or debris is in the VCO, the lower its cooling point will be.
Let us use Coconut Oil Everywhere!
Now that we have a pretty good overview of virgin coconut oil, let us discover where we can use coconut oil in an ordinary household.
Always have a bottle of coconut oil to be used for the following:
Topical application for wounds, burns, and insect bites 1st and 2nd degree wounds as a disinfectant. Place a small amount of VCO on the infected area and let its anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory take care of you.
Flu - Use 2 tbsp initial dose and 1 - 2 tbsp every 4-6 hours to kill the Influenza virus.
Sore Eyes - 1 drop on affected eye every 3 - 4 hours to kill the virus and bacteria.
Gum Infections - Soak with VCO using Cotton. Repeat every 4 - 6 hours. Take 1 - 2 tbsp 2 times daily.
Dysmenorrhea - 2 tbsp 2x daily to promote shedding and alleviates menstrual pain.
Get the best and healthiest cooking oil for yourself and your family. I personally use fresh-centrifuge virgin coconut oil because it has a light aroma and taste that does not overpower my dishes.
Breakfast Hacks: Add a spoonful of VCO to your oatmeal or cereal!
Tropical Smoothies: Add VCO to your smoothies to give it a tropical taste.
Baking Fats alternative
Tropical Salad: Drizzle VCO on your salad dishes.
VCO and meat tastes heavenly together.
If you need to lose weight, keep a bottle of VCO inyour dining table. Drink 1 - 2 tablespoons before each meal as VCO increases your body's metabolism.