The Beauty of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil, Virgin, Liquid, Organic, 16 oz.This interesting article from a nutritionist writing for the Manila Bulletin Online recommends the use of extra virgin coconut oil for overall health, as well as attributes it to the diminishing of blemishes on her face.

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, although with saturated fats is made up mostly of medium chain triglycerides. Unlike other oils which are digested using bile and pancreatic enzymes, extra virgin coconut oil goes immediately to the liver and is converted to energy. It contains Lauric acid, a medium chain fatty acid, which is responsible for many of its health benefits. Extra Virgin coconut oil contains 48 percent to 53 percent Lauric acid. It is similar to the fats found in mother’s breast milk that confers immunity to babies. Lipid coated viruses such as HIV, Measles, Herpes Simplex, Vesicular stomatitis virus, Influenza virus, and Hepatitis C can be inactivated by monolaurin derived from Lauric acid. Lipid coated bacteria include H. Pylori, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococci, and H. Influenza.

There are many ways to use your extra virgin coconut oil. You can rub it topically to your skin as a moisturizer of make-up remover. You can also use it to condition hair, pour it on your scalp and massage it. Of course you can sip your extra virgin coconut oil by mixing one tablespoon EVCO with warm food or drink. And, finally, EVCO may be used for sautéing and frying as replacement for other cooking oils. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil can definitely be used as an alternative to butter and margarine in your dishes.

Creamed Almond and Coconut Skin Conditioner by LUSH
You can buy coconut oil in oil form (linked above to, and there are many product lines that include it within their products – Lush Cosmetics uses it in in a shampoo, and here in their Creamed Almond and Coconut Skin Conditioner.

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    • Grace

      my dad swears by this product! he says it really does a lot to keeping him healthy as its filled with all these nutritional goodies.

    • Christina Jones

      Hi Grace! :) I sure would be interested to know how he uses it – does he just use it in cooking, or take it by the spoonful, or does he slather it on his body?

    • Grace

      hey Christina,

      i blogged this on Filipinasoul. my dad takes 2 spoonfuls after each meal. apparently there are flavored oils like mango, orange, etc so its palatable.

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    • Cocovida

      Thanks for your article supporting our industry.A lot of confusion over the years has led to coconut oil being ignored as what we term a “SuperFood”.
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    • Debra

      I use it in place of butter when making chocolate chip cookies. It only takes about 1/2 as much and it’s a cheaper, healthier substitute for margarine–plus it tastes great. I also swish it around my mouth to clean my teeth, give it to my dogs and cat to lubricate pills/vitamins or just to keep them healthy and their coats shiny, there’s a multitude of uses for it.