Why you need Coconut Oil in your Home, and the Process of making your own Coconut Oil
Some of us may have used coconut oil in one way or the other; probably in cooking or for the hair or skin. However, many of us do not know the advantages of having or using coconut oil. Well… that is why this article is created; to give you more information on why you need coconut oil in your home. So let’s get right to it, shall we?
Reduce the risk of heart disease and Improve Blood Cholesterol Levels
Heart diseases are sometimes linked to high LDL, which is bad cholesterol. As the LDL increases in the body, the risk of heart diseases also increases. However, the higher the good cholesterol also known as HDL the better your health becomes. This is where coconut oil helps us; coconut oil is made up of saturated fat, which contains antioxidants that are necessary for our bodies; it prevents the increase of heart diseases.
Coconut oil in your vegan diet
All right, even though you are not a vegetarian, you can use coconut oil instead of butter, or shortening in baking. The coconut oil is not only good for our health, but it also has a sweet taste and the ever-yummy coconut flavor; it is also perfect for cooking curries and making smoothies. Surprisingly, coconut oil is healthier than soybean oil. Moreover, it enhances weight loss; coconut oil has medium-chain triglycerides can speed up the energy usage when compared to other fats.
Enhance Brain Function in Alzheimer’s Patients
Coconut oil plays an active part in supplying energy to the brain cells; surprise? Well, don’t be. Coconut oil contains fatty, which are capable of increasing blood levels of ketone bodies that supply energy to the brain cells. Moreover, ketone bodies play an essential role in reducing Alzheimer’s symptoms by producing alternative energy source for the malfunctioning brain cells in Alzheimer’s patients.
Alzheimer diseases are usually caused by the reduction of glucose energy in certain parts of the brain. Nonetheless, studies show that consuming medium chain triglycerides, which can lead to amazing improvement in the brain functions of the patients. Moreover, you can find triglycerides in the form of fatty acids in coconut oil.
It enhances your physical appearance
Coconut oil changes your total appearance; from your scalp to the sole of your feet (the antifungal properties in the oil treat athlete foot). Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which is said to have antibacterial anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties; these properties prevent and eliminate various types of infection. You can see having coconut oil in your home is like having a genie lamp- it does whatever you want.
If you have frizzy hair and you want a smoother and thicker mane, massage coconut oil on the scalp once or twice a week for about six weeks. In addition, coconut oil serves as a moisturizer for your skin and keeps your skin hydrated no matter all year round. Regular use of coconut oil can soften your nail cuticles. Coconut oil can be used to remove make-up after the day’s work and alternative to highlight your cheeks.
How to make extract coconut oil
You can get pure coconut oil from the supermarket or order online; however, you can extract your coconut oil yourself. There are two ways to extract coconut oil; the wet process, and the dry process.
1. Dry process: the dry process also known as copra, is the common way to extract oil; extract the coconut meat from the shell, and dry it using extreme heat such as kiln, fire or sunlight.
2. Wet process: this process is a little bit harder than the copra process; you will need water and emulsion oil to create coconut oil. The process is expensive compared to the dry process; you need to boil and separate the oil from the water. Also, a lot of pre-treatment such as shock waves, cold, acids and more before you get the coconut oil.
Encourage Yourself In The Lord, Through Body & Soul:
There s not enough reliable information about the safety of taking coconut oil as part of your medication as a pregnant or breastfeeding woman. In addition, children above can use coconut oil as moisturizers, but there is not enough information about the safety of taking coconut oil by mouth as medicine.