Nature’s Velvet Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Boost immune system due to presence of lauric acid, promotes Heart Health as it contains zero Trans fat. It helps in weight loss as MCTs raise metabolism and prevent accumulation of fats and instead converts it to energy naturally balances harmones, helps in brain repair function as digestion of MCTs by liver create ketones which are readily accessible for enegy and can be use for internal consumption & external applications.
The energy increasing abilities of extra virgin coconut oil, it helps burn fat, especially in the abdominal region, and reduces appetite. Unlike other fats, the healthy medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) in extra virgin coconut oil are not circulated in the bloodstream. They’re converted into energy, and as a result, the body doesn’t end up storing fat. Since extra virgin coconut is high in calories, it should be combined with a healthy diet and exercise for maximum weight loss benefits
The MCFAs in extra virgin coconut oil are said to accelerate metabolism, which increases energy and stimulates thyroid function. It also contains lauric acid, which helps balance hormones naturally and increases estrogen levels, especially during menopause
The high amount of lauric acid in extra virgin coconut oil also helps the heart by reducing total cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol. Studies have shown that cooking with the oil can also help maintain healthy triglyceride levels, as long as one also follows a healthy diet and exercise routine.
- What’s the difference between virgin coconut oil and the other types available? Answer: Virgin coconut oil is pressed from the flesh of top quality coconuts. The oil is then filtered and packed. Nothing is added or taken away.The other type of coconut oil is referred to in the foods and cosmetics industries as “RBD”, which indicates refined, bleached and dyed. This type of oil is extracted from the dried flesh of inferior coconuts. The flesh may then me left in the sun or smoke dried. Sun dried coconut flesh (also known as copra) is exposed to flies etc. Smoke dried copra has an intensely smoky flavour, far too strong to enjoy. However it’s been dried, the copra is then pressed to release the oil. To ensure maximum yield, solvents are also used to get out the last vestiges of oil. At this stage the oil is smelly and discoloured so it’s then bleached (because at this stage, like margarine, it is a grey product), and then dyed to get it back to white (as a semi-solid). As with all oils which are extracted or partly extracted by solvent there is an inevitable residue. RBD coconut oil also contains traces of lye and dye.
- What can I use the refined coconut oil for? Answer: The refined coconut oil is better for everyday hair use. I reserve virgin coconut oil for longer hair treatments, and use the refined for everyday hair use. I leave it in my hair for 30mins before I wash it off.
- Is virgin coconut oil suitable for Raw food diets? Answer: Yes, but depending on how strictly you follow the raw food diet, you may prefer to make the oil yourself to control the temperatures the oil is exposed to.
- How much virgin coconut oil can I eat a day? Answer: It depends on your lifestyle, how active you are and what part of the world you live in. In the colder months, we need more fat than in the summer months. If you’re more active the you can use more. I think one has to experiment in order to find the best amount.
- Is coconut oil too tropical to use in a macrobiotic diet? Answer: For a macrobiotic diet, the best oils for everyday use are flaxseed, olive and sesame oil, depending on your health and healing requirements. The coconut oil is reserved for high heat frying, for dishes such as tempura. It also depends on where you live.