7 Facts about Virgin Coconut Oil

How much facts do you know about virgin coconut oil?

Before you ever begin your first drop of virgin coconut oil to reap its health benefits, it's good to learn about some hard facts about this health-promoting food to avoid some common misunderstandings.

1. Cloudy at Certain Temperatures

Below 76 °F (24 °C), virgin coconut oil will turn cloudy. As the temperature falls even further, it'll start to harden and form solid chunks. This occurs because virgin coconut oil contains some fatty acids (like lauric, myristic and stearic acids) that have ...read more »

4 Types of Coconut Oil – Which One Best Benefits You?

How many different types of coconut oil have you come across? Virgin coconut oil... just because everyone on the web is talking about its health benefits?

Despite virgin coconut oil provides the greatest health benefits, it may not best suit your needs. You're probably better off using another type that best serves your requirements. Anyway, let's take a closer look at each type of coconut oil and from there you shall decide the one that best benefits you based on your needs.

1. Fractionated Coconut Oil

Fractionated coconut oil is a type of refined coconut oil that contains solely medium-chain fatty acids.

It is also known as "MCT (medium-chain triglyceride)" oil or recently "liquid coconut oil", which is made by removing all the long-chain and some relatively longer medium-chain fatty acids (like lauric acid) in coconut oil to retain only its fraction of shorter medium-chain caprylic and capric acids.

Why do manufacturers want to make fractionated coconut oil? They want to have a type of coconut oil that will ...read more »

4 Things NOT to Do When Treating Acne with Coconut Oil

Coconut oil acne tips

No doubt coconut oil is good at treating acne, but if you make these 4 silly mistakes, not only you won't clear your acne and heal your skin completely, but your pimples may return as and when they like, without prior warning.

1. Continue Eating Acne-Causing Food

You know what, acne is directly related to food, which means, a bad diet can cause severe hormonal imbalance and hence, make your skin oily and acne-prone.

Imagine on one hand you're using coconut oil to cleanse your body and skin of toxins, on the other hand you're dumping more garbage into your body by eating all sorts of toxin-laden junk food, how can you expect your acne treatment with coconut oil to be effective? Make sense?

So, improve your diet by eating more ...read more »

3 Tips to Get the Most Health Benefits from Virgin Coconut Oil

Maximizing virgin coconut oil's health benefits

Of the different types of coconut oil, virgin coconut oil gives you the most health benefits due to the way it is extracted and handled. However, its health benefits can easily be depreciated or even neutralized when you eat it the wrong way. By contrast, you can get the most benefits for your health when you apply these 3 tips...

1. Don't Take It Like a Supplement

Virgin coconut oil is more than just a supplement. It's a food by itself. And you should eat more of it just like any other food. I recommend a daily dose of 3-4 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil for best health benefits for both men and women.

So, how can you achieve that amount every day? Simple. Just substitute it for ...read more »

3 Mistakes When Eating Coconut Oil for Health Benefits

Eating coconut oil mistakes

Although coconut oil does provide tremendous health benefits for us, you won't get too much benefits out of it if you make these same mistakes that many people have committed.

Mistake #1 – Taking Too Much Coconut Oil

After hearing so many good things about coconut oil and how it benefits our health by improving our immunity and boosting our metabolism, many people just can't wait to lay their tongues on it. And when they do, they eat too much in one sitting.

I mean, there's nothing wrong with consuming a lot of coconut oil for health benefits. But the thing is, coconut oil may trigger diarrhea-like symptoms when you take too much of it in one sitting. Heard of that?

Coconut oil contains very potent ...read more »

4 Ways Coconut Oil Benefits You

Coconut oil benefits

How do you look healthy?

You seldom fall sick. Even if you do, you recover very quickly. You're always full of energy. You look younger than your age. Also, you have a slim (but not skinny) figure. These are the criteria for a healthy look. And if you want to be that person with such a healthy look, coconut oil can help you with that by:

1. Boosting Your Immunity

You want to become impervious to attacks by bacteria, viruses, fungi and other super germs in the air you breathe in or on the food and water you consume, you have to step up your immunity.

Bad news is, our immunity can only protect us to a certain extent due to its limitation in producing antibodies at any one time. Meaning, they're easily outnumbered when you put yourself in a highly contaminated environment for long hours.

Good news is, with just one tablespoon, coconut oil benefits your health by supplying thousands of ...read more »

3 Reasons Coconut Oil is Good for You

Coconut oil is good

Coconut oil's health benefits is no new thing today. But honestly, do you really know why it's so good for you? What makes it so powerful that it keeps getting positive reviews from users around the world?

1. Coconut Oil Carries Plenty of Antimicrobials

We're constantly exposed to millions of harmful microbes or germs invisible to our eyes every single second. And our body is only able to produce antibodies to a certain quantity at any one time.

As soon as the germs outnumber and overpower our antibodies, we collapse.

The food we normally eat can't help us much especially when we're attacked by super germs that come in battalions.

We need something powerful to keep us alive and not just alive, strong and robust enough to kill those germs. Coconut oil fits the bill.

The 10 different types of fatty acids such as lauric, capric, caprylic, myristic etc (see nutrition facts of coconut oil) that coconut oil holds are all antimicrobial compounds. Each type has its own "special skill set" against certain kinds and strains of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other hostile microbes.

When they meet up and join forces in coconut oil, they form ...read more »