Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

Aid Overall Health

An extract from the coconut meat or kernel, coconut oil has an extraordinary number of benefits.  It can help with health problems such as heart diseases.

Coconut oil is used for hair and skin care. The oil can even act as a weight loss aid.

The various types of coconut oil are used for different purposes.  It is also available as a nutritional supplement.


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Coconut Oil Production for Refined, Fractionated and Hydrogenated Oil There are actually four types of coconut oil and each are produced differently. To make refined or refined, bleached and deodorized (RBD) coconut oil, manufacturers extract the oil from dried coconut kernels. RBD coc... more

Coconut Oil Production for Refined, Fractionated and Hydrogenated Oil

There are actually four types of coconut oil and each are produced differently.

To make refined or refined, bleached and deodorized (RBD) coconut oil, manufacturers extract the oil from dried coconut kernels. RBD coconut oil has no taste or smell.

Fractionated coconut oil is produced by removing the long-chain fatty acids from the oil so it only contains medium-chain fatty acids.

Manufacturers put the oil under intense pressure until it forms hydrogen bubbles in order to make hydrogenated coconut oil. This type retains some trans-fats but can last for years.

Coconut Oil Production for Virgin Oil

The above three types of coconut oil have to be made by machines, but virgin coconut oil does not and can actually be made at home. There are three methods to do so: natural fermentation, cold pressing and heating.

For natural fermentation, you need to squeeze the coconut milk out of its meat and mix it with coconut water. Let this mixture sit for about a day in a glass jar. The coconut oil will rise to the top and you can skim it off the surface.

Extract the milk from the coconut meat and boil it to make virgin coconut oil. After it boils for a while, the water in the meat will evaporate and you can pour the coconut oil out.

Cold pressing also involves heat, ironically. You need to toast the coconut flesh over the stove or in the oven. Once the flesh is brown, put it in a juicer.

This will result in creamy oil. If you let it sit for a few hours, the cream will settle and you can pour the oil out. The information about coconut oil production was taken from an article on

Coconut Oil for Hair and Skin Care

People in India use coconut oil primarily to care for their hair, and it’s a great source of nutrition for hair, as stated on Massaging it into your scalp and hair will give your hair that coveted shiny gleam.

Coconut oil doesn’t just keep your hair looking good. It is full of the protein needed for healthy hair. In addition, coconut oil protects hair from dandruff and lice.

This oil also acts as a moisturizer that rejuvenates the driest skin. On top of its moisturizing effects, it slows aging by preventing wrinkles and baggy skin. Coconut oil wards off many skin diseases like dermatitis.

Coconut Oil for Immunity and Healing

Coconut oil has many properties that can help your immune system. It’s a natural preventive for viruses, fungi and bacteria. The Coconut Research Center has evidence that coconut oil kills deadly viruses such as SARS and hepatitis.

Need to protect a wound? Coconut oil can do that too and is most effective on bruises. Simply apply a thin layer on your injury. This oil will act as a protective skin against particles that could cause infection. It is so gentle that you can even put it on diaper rashes.

Coconut Oil and Heart Disease

According to an article on the Coconut Research Center’s website, coconut oil can prevent heart disease and may be able to cure it. Coconut oil has middle-chain fatty acids (MCFA), which are good for you even though they are fats. MCFA raise your levels of HDL, or good cholesterol, which in turn prevents heart disease.

Evidence shows that viral and bacterial infections can trigger the hardening of the arteries. This is the first step of getting heart disease.

Because coconut oil has the anti-infection properties mentioned above, it plays a role in stopping the beginning stage of heart disease. Scientists are working on using coconut oil’s anti-infection effects to cure heart disease.

Coconut Oil and Weight Loss

Although coconut oil consists of mostly fats, it’s actually a good way to speed up your metabolism. The MCFA in coconut oil are better at raising your metabolism than the long-chain fatty acids found in abundance in other oils.

Having a faster metabolism means you are better equipped to lose weight. Coconut oil helps you lose weight in other ways too. It slows your digestion so you feel fuller longer and your glucose levels don’t fluctuate as much.

The MCFA in coconut oil kills candida, which is a yeast growth in the body that causes fatigue, weight gain and other symptoms.

Detoxification contributes to overall health and weight loss. Coconut oil is a great way to get harmful substances out of your body.

Coconut Oil Conclusions

Coconut oil’s many health benefits are barely touched upon in this article. There are so many that they could fill a book. Virgin and hydrogenised coconut oil are the main types used for health concerns.The oil also can be used to manufacture different products that aren’t mentioned. This is especially true of RBD, hydrogenised and fragmented coconut oil.

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Aceite de Coco, Coconut Fatty Acid, Coconut Palm, Coco Palm, Coconut, Cocos nucifera, Cold Pressed Coconut Oil, Fermented Coconut Oil, Narikela, Virgin Coconut Oil
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