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 »
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.
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 »
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?
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...
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.
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 »