250 ml Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil
Start using this delicious very healthy cold pressed Coconut Oil, a lot of people are now shifting to coconut oil because of the health benefits
You can take about a tablespoons a day and put a couple tablespoons in food, smoothies, or hot herbal tea, coffee, hot drinks, home made energy bars, cooking and stir frys, baking, frying,
The oil from our coconut is mechanically pressed at temperatures not exceeding 120 degrees Fahrenheit, to preserve its healthful benefits. Pure cold-pressed coconut oil is also not refined, processed or deodorized. Coconut oil has been found to be effective in weight loss and cardiovascular disease, and as an antimicrobial agent, among its many other health benefits.
Coconut oil is mainly in the form of medium-chain triglycerides, while most vegetable oils, such as olive oil are in the form of long-chain triglycerides. MCTs are utilized more effectively by the body as an energy source than are LCTs and have less chance of being stored in fatty tissues. In addition, MCTs increase the body’s metabolic rate and promote fat loss. In a study of 31 overweight men and women, aged 19 to 50 years, in which they were given 18 to 24 grams per day of either MCT oil or olive oil for 16 weeks. The MCT consumption resulted in about 1.7 kilograms more fat loss than olive oil. In another study of 12 weeks of coconut oil consumption in women promoted significantly more fat loss in the abdominal area, compared to soybean oil.
In a study of 1,839 Filipino women, aged 35 to 69 years, the results indicated that coconut oil intake significantly increased the levels of HDL, the beneficial cholesterol, while it had little effect on the levels of LDL, the harmful cholesterol. In another study it was found that a coconut oil rich diet lowered the levels of blood fibrinogen and lipoprotein(a), the markers of heart attack risk.
About 50 percent of the MCTs in coconut oil is lauric acid. The body converts lauric acid into monolaurin, a compound with potent antimicrobial properties. Monolaurin is effective against herpes, influenza, measles, AIDS and several other viruses. It also kills a number of bacteria, such as Helicobacter pylori, the causative factor in stomach ulcers. Moreover, monolaurin destroys a variety of fungi, yeast and protozoa, such as some types of ringworm, Candida albicans and Giardia lamblia. Research has shown that lauric acid’s strong antimicrobial activity is due to its ability to destroy the protective fatty membranes surrounding these microorganisms.