1 Gallon Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

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1 Gallon Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Virgin coconut oil is cold-pressed and never refined, deodorized or bleached. Enjoy the rich aroma and smooth and sweet flavor. It’s ideal as a medium-heat cooking oil, a nutritious substitute in baking and great on bread or popcorn. A pinch of salt will reduce the coconut flavor in savory recipes. You can even use this nurturing, soothing oil on your skin and hair. Use coconut oil as a natural skin moisturizer, for massage, or in the kitchen.

– Coconut oil is good for hair

The topical use of coconut oil plays an important role in preventing and regenerating damaged hair and is an excellent natural conditioner. This is primarily due to its hydrophobic characteristics (which prevent the penetration of water and particles from the surrounding air into the hair strands) and their effectiveness in reducing protein loss.
One study has shown that capillary swelling is limited by the presence of coconut oil, which has a greater penetrating power when compared to mineral oils. As the swelling/discoloration process is extremely damaging to the hair (because it causes fatigue to the hair fibers, weakening them), it was found that coconut oil provides better protection to damaged hair than other oils.
Woman with silky hair
Another study has shown that coconut oil helps reduce protein loss by binding to the protein molecules of the hair fibers, supporting them. In practical terms, this translates into healthier and more lucid hair. It is no coincidence that many hair conditioners and beauty products use coconut oil in their formula. However, due to their dilution and mixing with other ingredients, they end up not having the same effect as the application of pure coconut oil.
– Coconut oil helps to minimize the effects of osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a progressive disease. As you get older, the bone regeneration capacity decreases and they lose density. This condition is more common in women than in men because of the reduction of estrogen after menopause.
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A recent study suggests that supplementing the diet with coconut oil may reverse the effects of estrogen deficiency, including loss of bone density. Antioxidant compounds (so-called polyphenols ) present in coconut oil have the potential to maintain bone structure and prevent loss of density due to hormonal changes.
– Coconut oil is especially effective in reducing abdominal fat

Considering that coconut oil helps to burn fats and reduce hunger, it would be expected that their consumption could have a significant impact on body measurements.
What the studies reveal is that it is particularly effective in reducing the famous ” tires ” that accumulate in the abdominal cavity and around the internal organs. This type of fat is the most dangerous of all and is associated with a number of diseases linked to poor diet and sedentary lifestyle.
Middle-aged woman measuring her waist
The waist circumference is easy to measure and a good control parameter for abdominal fat assessment. In two studies in patients with abdominal obesity, a daily dose of 30 ml of coconut oil was administered. In the first one, performed in 40 women, there was a significant reduction in both BMI (body mass index) and waist circumference after a period of 3 months. In the second study, performed in 20 men, an average reduction of almost 3 cm was observed in the waist circumference after only 1 month.
It should be borne in mind that these results were obtained simply by adding coconut oil to the normal diet of the patients. If this was associated with a physical exercise routine or a calorie restricted diet, the results would probably be even more significant.

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– Coconut oil does very well for skin

To benefit from coconut oil you do not necessarily need to ingest it. Many people use it for cosmetic reasons and to improve skin health.
?It is an excellent oil massage for all skin types, including the driest. Unlike mineral oil, coconut oil has no adverse side effects and is, therefore, a safe solution to prevent skin dryness and peeling. A study in subjects with dry skin proven that the extra-virgin coconut oil improves hydration and lipid content (which translates into more softness) of the skin.
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Due to its antioxidant properties, coconut oil also delays the appearance of wrinkles and flaccidity characteristic of normal aging and helps prevent premature aging. In addition, it helps in the treatment of various skin diseases like psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema. It is no wonder that coconut oil is the base ingredient of various beauty and body care products like soaps, lotions, and top-line creams.
As if this were not enough, its effectiveness as a sunscreen has still been proven, blocking approximately 20% of the ultraviolet rays.
– Coconut oil strengthens the immune system

Almost half of the fatty acids present in coconut oil correspond to lauric acid. In addition, when the oil is digested by the stomach enzymes, a monoglyceride called monolaurin is formed. Both lauric and monolaurin can kill harmful pathogens such as bacteria, viruses (including influenza) and fungi.
Microorganisms such as Candida (causative fungus infections) and Staphylococcus Aureus (extremely malignant bacteria), for example, are neutralized with the action of these substances.
Man and woman defending against viruses and bacteria

It is also shown that lauric acid when compared to fatty acids present in the other oils, is one more inhibitory power against gram-positive bacteria ( streptococci, staphylococci, enterococci, Actinobacteria, Listeria, etc.).
And it is not only: because of its bactericidal action, coconut oil can even be used as the mouthwash. That’s right, you did not read wrong. Several studies have demonstrated the prophylactic role of this practice, which also improves dental health and fights bad breath.
– Coconut oil helps reduce appetite

As a byproduct of the metabolism of fatty acids in the liver, solvents are formed (so-called ketone bodies ) with a potential appetite reducing the effect.?

In one study, healthy male subjects were fed varying amounts of long chain triglycerides (LCT ) And average (TCM, like coconut oil). It was found that men fed higher amounts of TCM had a significant reduction in a number of calories required daily compared to those fed TCL. Another study found that individuals who ate more TCM at breakfast ended up eating fewer calories at lunch.

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These studies were performed in a short period of time. But they indicate that in the long run, a diet rich in coconut oil can strongly impact body weight.