Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Coconut oil

The oil of coconut has been used for centuries as a source of food for health and general well being in many traditional communities around the world. Historically, coconut oil is one of the earliest oils to be used as a food and as a pharmaceutical. Virgin coconut oil has an important role to play in maintaining a well balance, nutritious diet.

Coconut oil has antiviral antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-protozoal properties which are needed for a healthy body. In addition to containing saturated fats (92%), triglycerides (62%), it also has lactic acid (50%)m which is essential in maintaining the body’s immune system.

In India, coconut oil is an important ingredient in some of the Ayurvedic medical formations. Ayurvedic medicine has been practiced in India for thousands of years and is still used as the dietary form of medical treatment by millions of people. The oil is valued for its antimicrobial properties, and the use of the oil in combination with herbs is widespread.

In Panama, Central America, people are known to drink coconut oil by cup to keep themselves overcome sickness. In Jamaica, coconut is considered a health tonic good for the heart. In the Philippines coconut oil is side to speed the healing of burns, cuts and bruises.
Coconut oil
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