Thursday, 7 June 2012
Coconut therapy - The real deal!
Need a Milk Substitute? Try Coconut Milk.
If like me, you are looking for a milk substitute, coconut milk is perfect. Coconut is gluten free and is considered a superfood. If you are worried about its saturated fat content, read on!
Even though coconut has a high fat content, these fatty acids, MCTs, (medium-chain tryglycerides) are easier to metabolize promoting proper food digestion. In addition, they are used for energy and do not accumulate as fat.
Fifty percent of the fat in coconut is lauric acid, which has potent antiviral, antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Lauric acid boosts the immune system by helping fight bacteria in the stomach, colds, flus, and certain types of herpes.
The saturated fat contained in coconut has been used to treat cystic fibrosis, AIDS, candida and child epilepsy. It is considered that consumption of this superfood can help prevent cancers and protect from premature aging.
Due to the fact that coconut is a great food for healthy hair, it is a popular ingredient in many hair and skin products. Coconut oil is a great homemade remedy for dry hair and skin. It is beneficial to hydrate, moisturize and repair skin and hair. In addition, it is used to help ward off from sagging of the skin, wrinkles, vision and bone issues.
According to research, people living in the Pacific Islands and Asia, whose diets are high in coconut oil, are free from cancer, cardiovascular and degenerative diseases. No kidney disease, high blood cholesterol, heart disease and digestive problems are rare!