Coconut oil has become increasingly popular in many households.
Here are the top 5 health benefits and some interesting facts:
- Increases good cholesterol
- Improved glucose tolerance in Diabetics
- Weight loss
- Anti-aging with high antioxidant properties
- Boosts your metabolism & Energy
Coconut oil is made from pressed white meat of the coconut.
There are two different types:
Virgin Coconut oil: is made from pressing the oil out of raw fresh coconuts. The coconut meat is cold-pressed and goes through a filtration process. This form of pressing leaves all the good micro-nutrients in the oil and the the coconut aroma. Most medical research on the health benefits of coconut oil is based on the usage of Virgin oil.
Refined Coconut oil: is made from pressing dried coconut meat otherwise known as ‘copra’. This method consists of alot of refining removing the coconut taste and most of it’s micro-nutrients. This form of coconut oil is much cheaper than Virgin coconut oil.