Benefits of Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil has properties that are antimicrobial, anti-bacterial, antioxidant, anti-fungal and also aid in repairs and symptom relief of:
- Heart disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Kidney Problems
Coconut Oil also provides a large supply of lauric acid (Saturated fatty acids), which is converted by the body into monolaurin. Monolaurin is important because it helps in fighting bacteria that cause diseases such as:
- Influenza & other viruses
- Listeria monocytogenes
- Helicobacter pylori
- Giardia lamblia
CANDIDA: Coconut has been show to prevent and even CURE candida, providing incredible relief from internal & external inflammation. Used as skin care for dry skin, it has a high moisture capacity that keeps the skin from breaking off usually seen by cracking or peeling.
See a health care professional about the benefits of using coconut oil for treatments, it is a fantastic holistic alternative than the pharmaceutical treatments available to patients with Candida.
NOTE: THE TASTE
If you don't LIKE the taste of coconut oil or the smell of coconut oil, there are some alternatives out there that have even less of a smell & taste. I would recommend trying brands, because the benefits of coconut oil far outweigh the 'taste' that can be overcome.
In fact, Coconut Oil contains Gallic Acid (phenolic acid) which are polyphenols. Those that are responsible for the smell & taste OF coconut oil. Polyphenols play a role in the body as an antioxidant, which work to prevent cardiovascular disease by lowering inflammation and 'scrub' the walls of your arteries. They also work at neutralizing free radicals in your body, protecting the RNA & DNA of your body from damage, lowering the risk of cancer. Polyphenols regulate cell activity and support the health of cell growth.
FOR WOMEN & MEN: Polyphenols are incredibly important as they imitate the action of estrogen which work to protect against both breast cancer & prostate cancer.
So, if you DO happen to have a problem with the smell, it might help you to overcome this issue by realizing that the smell is polyphenols aka antioxidants that help build the body up and protect the body from free-radicals lurking about your body.
I bet you'll never smell a coconut the same again!
For a great tasting coconut oil, try Nutiva Coconut Oil. (Read my product review blog post!)
- Softens hair & moisturizes skin (external application)
- Helps balance cholesterol level
- Aids in weight loss
- Boosts immune system
- Regulates metabolism and digestion
- Strengthens teeth & bones