A transition to a raw, vegan, natural foods lifestyle needs a bit of ingenuity and a lot of acclimating. At first, it may appear that we are giving up more than we are getting.
When I became a ‘raw dude,’ I broadened my palate by experimenting with and sampling new foods that I had previously ignored. Coconut was one of these newly discovered gems.
I am fortunate to reside in a tropical area where coconuts abound, which has influenced my desire to incorporate more coconut into my regular diet. I’ve heard fantastic things about coconut oil’s therapeutic properties, some of which I’ll relate in this article, hoping that I’ll convince you to try it.
It’s impossible to keep a decent oil down!
The maize oil business pushed the widely disseminated erroneous and misleading information labelling coconut oil, or saturated fats, as unhealthy. As we all know, when large sums of money are at stake, the truth is buried and replaced with lies to further the profit agenda.
Coconut oil, on the other hand, contains no harmful trans-fatty acids and is significantly more nutritious and helpful than maize oil, safflower oil, peanut oil, soybean oil, and even olive oil. Trans-fats can boost LDLs, or “bad” cholesterol, contributing to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other health problems.
Coconut oil boosts metabolism and helps you healthily lose weight.
The saturated fat in coconut oil is a medium-chain fatty acid, which means it is more easily digested than other fats. Other fats are kept in the body’s cells. Still, the medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil are quickly broken down and transformed into energy, putting less burden on the liver, pancreas, and digestive system. Coconut oil is excellent for persons with thyroid problems since it activates metabolism.
Coconut oil has antiviral, antibacterial, and cancer-preventing properties. It boosts the immune system by killing lipid-coated viruses like HIV, herpes, influenza, and other pathogens.
Pure, virgin coconut oil has a wide range of applications. Dr Mary Enig’s Eat Fat, Lose Fat: The Beneficial Alternative to Trans Fats is a simple, intelligible book on healthy saturated fats that you should include in your diet if you want a more in-depth look at them. Dr Enig covers a lot of ground when it comes to coconut oil and other healthful saturated fats.
you can use coconut oil for a variety of purposes, including * as a stable cooking oil
- dressing for salads
- Smoothies, shakes, and juices
- moisturizer for the skin
- oil for massage
The most significant and most comprehensive advantages, in my opinion, come from eating whole, natural coconut regularly as part of a natural foods diet. If you don’t have a coconut tree in your yard, you’ll want to be sure you’re getting the best virgin coconut oil possible.
The following are some requirements to check for:
- U.S. Department of Agriculture organic certification
- Low-temperature cooking to protect natural nutrients
- prepared with fresh coconuts rather than dried
- There are no chemical additives
- There is no refining.
- There is no hydrogenation.
- No coconuts that have been hybridized
Superior quality matters in terms of health and safety and taste and cooking quality when used in sautés and stir-fries. You can be sure that however you use your coconut oil, you’re nourishing yourself with nutritious, natural foods that taste delicious and are excellent for you!