“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” as this famous quote constantly reminds us food is such a powerful medicine in its natural form. YES! Cold pressed coconut oil is one of such kind.
Cold pressed coconut oil means that the coconut oil was pressed using a mechanical method; however, unlike when normal processing is done, no high temperatures are used during the pressing process to help the coconut oil retain its natural healthy nutrients.
During cold pressing, the oil from the coconut meat is mechanically pressed at temperatures not exceeding 120 degrees Fahrenheit, to preserve its healthful benefits. This heat-controlled process produces a pure, unadulterated, high-quality oil, which retains nearly all of its initial nutrients, making it more potent for natural health uses.
Cold pressing is most often done with virgin and/or organic coconut oil and it produces what is considered to be a high quality coconut oil. Pure cold-pressed coconut oil is also not refined, processed or deodorized.
Oils that are heated, when ingested, can contribute to cardiovascular disease and difficulty of the blood to efficiently transport oxygen due to arteriosclerosis. When fats (oils) are heated, their molecular structure is compromised, creating carcinogenic free radicals. Coconut oil is more stable to heat than other plant oils but it is still best when produced without heat.
Cold pressed coconut oil can be used both topically and internally.
Truly cold pressed oils will maintain their nutrient profile, their fats will remain uncorrupted, they taste amazing and they last long, as the oils have not been heated so are less likely to go rancid quickly. This versatile, ancient oil is full of the best kinds of saturated fat and metabolism-boosting medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), but it holds up well under the heat of cooking.
It is excellent for cooking and baking, and is also a fantastic health supplement, and skin and hair care product, boost the immune system, promote weight loss, and increase the metabolism.
To begin with the well-known saying “Healthy eating isn’t a goal, it’s a way of living”, naturally occurring saturated fat in Virgin Cold Pressed coconut oil is actually very good for you and provides a number of profound health benefits including –
- Normalizes blood sugar levels
- Improved heart health
- Boosting thyroid function
- Increasing metabolism
- Helpful for digestion
- Enhances natural hormone production
- Support for the immune system
- Great Source of Healthy Fats
- Boosts energy – helps against chronic fatigue
- Mental Boost– Studies show MCTs may contribute to improve mental performance
10 Magnificent properties of Coconut oil for Skin betterment:
Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer and has antibacterial and anti fungal properties. It is a great substitute for many beauty and skin care products. It can penetrate hair better than other oils, and, the fatty acids in coconut oil sinks deep in to the skip to get rid of impurities when it is applied on the skin. It has extra ordinary benefits to prevent aging and dry skin conditions. Its anti-inflammatory effect works wonders for soothing skin ailments. Coconut oil helps to naturally clear away dead skin cells which allows for healthier complexion. This tropical oil has numerous skin benefits including –
- Natural Skin Moisturizer
- Massage Oil
- Lip balm
- Body scrub
- Baby Care
- Stops wrinkles and skin irritation
- Hair mask
- Sunburn relief
- Prevents aging
- Natural Make-up remover