THE OIL OF LIFE

This article is not aimed at selling coconut oil for any personal gain but simply to inform the world in a nut shell of its benefits as number one oil if any at all should be used.

The Coconut is the food of life since the archaic of time. It is called Noix de Coco in French and Coco in Spanish. The tree generally grows 20 meters in height. In spite of its name, the fruit is botanically not a nut but a drupe that weighs up to 2.5 kilos (5 pounds).

The one percent of health conscious audience know of the beneficial properties that coconut and its oil possessed. It is and should be the oil of choice for all. The oil is great for both internal and external care of the entire human body from the head to the toe. It reduces the risk of atherosclerosis and related illnesses and prevents cancer and other degenerative conditions. It helps to prevent bacterial, viral, and fungal (including yeast) infections.

The water from its jelly is great for weight loss as it boost the metabolism and is effective in controlling hypertension when blended with a table spoon of lime juice.

Coconut Oil remains best for cooking as it has a much higher temperature tolerance than even extra virgin olive oil. Its fat molecules stay intact, in other words, at higher stovetop temperatures, so that makes it safer for use as cooking oil. It’s also widely used in raw foods recipe as a stabilizer and source of delicious plant-based fats with their own unique nutritional properties.

Virgin coconut oil is 44.6% lauric acid, 16.8% myristic acid, and 8.2% palmitic acid, and it’s composed mostly of medium-chain-fatty-acids (MCFA). MCFAs are widely regarded as extremely useful for providing sustainable energy due to their molecular structure. Many bodybuilders and athletes rely on MCFAs as a key part of their high-performance diets.

The Coconut Tree: Note that there is no cooking, pasteurization, fumigation, hydrogenation or other artificial process involved. This is all about harvesting the coconut jelly, drying it, then pressing out the oils to be captured, filtered and packaged. It is probably the most natural process you can find for consuming coconut oil other than picking and eating the coconut yourself.

NOTE: Most of the coconut’s fatty acids are saturated, which led nutrition Specialists to believe that they promote cholesterol formation as is the case with the saturated fatty acid found in animal-base fats. However most of the coconut fatty acids have unique properties that differentiate them from those of animal origins. Their molecule contains from 6 to 14 carbon atoms. Today it is known that these short and medium chain fatty acids found in coconuts do not increase cholesterol levels, in spite of being saturated.

The Coconut Composition
Per 100 g of raw edible portion

Energy………………………………354 k cal= 1,480kj
Carbohydrates…………………………3.33g
Fiber……………………………………9.00g
Vitamin…………………………………0
Vitamin B1……………………………..0.066mg
B2……………………………..0.020mg
Niacin…………………………………1.19mg NE
Vitamin B6……………………………..0.054mg
Vitamin B12…………………………….0
Folate………………………………….26.4pg
Vitamin C……………………………….3.30mg
Vitamin E……………………………….0.730mg TE
Calcium………………………………..14.0mg
Phosphorus……………………………113.mg
Magnesium…………………………….32.0mg
Iron……………………………………..2.43mg
Potassium…………………………….356 mg
Zinc…………………………………… .1.10mg
Total Fat………………………………33.5g
Saturated Fat………………………….29.7g
Cholesterol……………………………..0
Sodium………………………………..20.0mg

 

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