The proportion of various fatty acids, vitamin, moisture and other nutrient may vary with quality of coconuts, method of extraction, role of heat, pre processing and post processing etc.
Nutritional Properties: Among the properties of coconut oil, the one which is of our much interest and the one which we bother about is its nutritional properties. Let us have a look at them;
Medium Chain Fatty Acids: These saturated fats are the best things coconut oil has to offer. I know, many of you will raise your eyebrows at the very notion of saturated fats, but believe me, not all saturated fats are bad. These saturated fats are actually medium chain fatty acids like Capric Acid, Caprylic Acid, Caproic Acid & Lauric Acid can do wonder for you. They increase the rate of metabolism in your body, thereby aiding weight loss, increase level of good cholesterol (High Density Lipoproteins) and lower the level of bad cholesterol (Low Density Lipoproteins). They are great sources of energy.
Vitamin-E: This keeps your hair & skin healthy, besides keeping your organic system functioning smoothly, as is done by all vitamins.
Medicinal Properties: Coconut Oil is useful in a number of medicinal complications, featured as under;
Fatigue: The saturated fats present in coconut oil, being great source of energy, effectively cure fatigue and energy malnutrition.
Oxidation/Ageing: The anti oxidizing properties of coconut oil come from its saturated fats like Capric Acid, Caprylic Acid, Caproic Acid and Myristic Acid. They counter adverse effects of ageing, macular degeneration, whitening of hair, sagging of skin etc.
Infections/Microbial or Fungal Actions: The acids discussed above convert themselves to great anti microbial & anti fungal agents like monocaprin and monolaurin when acted upon by certain enzymes. These derivatives protect our body, internally and externally, from conditions like Athlete’s Foot, rashes, itches, ringworm, dermatitis etc.
Hair Loss: This property of coconut oil is the most famous, at least in India and Indian Subcontinent. It keeps hair black, prevent whitening and hair fall.
Candida: The anti microbial properties of coconut oil, discussed above, have been found effective against Candida.
Vermifuge: Coconut oil can be used against intestinal round worms, tape worms etc.
Dandruff: It prevents peeling away of skin on scalp and conditions like dandruff by keeping the skin moist and smooth.
Digestive disorders: This oil, taken regularly in proper quantity, can help cure chronic digestive problems.
Cancer: The saturated fatty acids, discussed above, help protect against many types of cancer. These are the same fatty acids that are found in Mother’s milk.
HIV: Quite recently, some rays of hope have been seen while using Coconut Oil against HIV, again due to presence of those fatty acids.
Blockage in Arteries: The Medium Chain Triglycerides present in Coconut Oil lowers the level of bad cholesterol; helps clear blockages and thus cut down the risk of heart attack. Thus, despite all odd comments against coconut oil due to its saturated fats, it is cardiac friendly.
Cracking of Skin: Coconut oil is undoubtedly the best skin care agent you can have (very few people, those who are allergenic to coconut oil, can show irritations). Its stability, anti microbial properties, moisture retaining capacity and property to solidify below 24oC makes it an ideal protection against cracking of skin. Vitamin-E aids to it.
Obesity: Coconut Oil speeds up metabolic activities and thus burning of fats in the body, resulting in weight loss.
Other Properties: Coconut Oil is found to help absorption of fat soluble vitamins, glucose etc. in the body, aids proper secretion of insulin, improves circulation and fight tumours, colitis, ulcers in stomach and food pipe, renal infections, reduce inflammations due to rashes or contact with foreign substances. It is also very effective in curing and relieving bruises and small cuts.
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For those of you that are trying to stay healthy and for those of you that are trying to get healthy, Royal Oak's Nutri Foods is the one stop shop to either maintain or begin a lifestyle that promises many years to come.
Located in the downtown shopping district, this paradise of vitamins, supplements, and groceries is just the place to go if you need that natural pick me up. Nutri Foods has a wide selection of herbs, vitamins and supplements, so if it's Slippery Elm Bark, Saffron, Potassium, Black Cohosh, vitamins, herbs, protein drinks, organic produce check us out.
If you have questions we have a very experienced staff to answer each of your questions.
In addition, Nutri Foods has a extensive grocery section that includes gluten free groceries, vegan products, teas, Amy's Organic items and snacks to name a few. We also have a small library of health themed books available for purchase. and a wide variety of beauty products from lotions to soaps to shampoos.
The staff is witty about their wares and will always help customers discern the often difficult to understand labels, ensuring you're getting the perfect product for your money. So, if you're body, mind, or spirit needs a little pick me up, stroll down Main Street to this delightful gem.
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