The lies of the FDA… The one thing I regret about eating so much coconut oil these days are the years I did not consume it.
Oh the benefits of coconut oil!
Here are just a few:
- Smaller waistlines!
- More energy!
- Better-tasting meals!
- Healthier hair and skin!
- Puts Prettier Faces on Ladies and 6-Pack Abs on Men!
Yes, I sound like a commercial. I’m sorry. But every day I consume this golden delicious oil and I tell myself I should write a post about it. I finally got to that task. In our cabinet right now are two and a huge containers of coconut oil. It’s an “essential” in the Perry household.
Note: I lied about the prettier faces on ladies and 6-pack abs on men. But it does all those other things!
I’ll Immediately Answer Your First Question
Given a choice, and we all have a choice, we would buy absolutely nothing but Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.
Its price is astoundingly low for their half- and gallon sizes but the quality is light years ahead of anything in second place.
Coconut Oil Does So Much More!
I love each of those benefits I listed above just as you will. But coconut oil’s benefits extend far beyond those. Listen, coconut oil performs double-duty, going above and beyond the call of duty with even more important and long-lasting health benefits.
Consider these healthy benefits:
- Cleaner and therefore healthier teeth[i]
- Retards and can even reverse Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS[ii]
- Improves Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes[iii]
- Improves or heals several skin conditions including fungal infections, acne, eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea[iv]
- Kills candida fungus[v]
- Kills many bacteria and viruses
- Can retard, reduce, and even help reverse autism[vi]
And it’s not just for bodies! For example, here’s an easy way to remove stickers from plastics or furniture without resorting to harsh, chemical-laden gunk-removers: mix together equal parts of a little baking soda and coconut oil. Those stickers will come off just about any surface![vii]
I may sound like a commercial and I don’t want you to think I am prone to exaggeration. Coconut oil is one of the most under-utilized ingredients today. Virtually everybody benefits from coconut oil. I not only have read extensive research in the past many years, we practice what we preach at the Perry household and use coconut oil for many things.
Tip: As part of the recipe for The 10-Hour Coffee Diet, we learned that if we put a spoonful in our coffee, we not only get an extra-good taste, we aid fat loss, dramatically suppress our appetites, and improve our hair and skin too!
[i] Oil Pulling for a Brighter Smile and Better Health, http://coconutresearchcenter.org/articles-and-videos/coconut-information/oil-pulling-for-a-brighter-smile-and-better-health/
[ii] Coconut Oil Offers Hope for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS, http://coconutoil.com/coconut-oil-offers-hope-for-alzheimers-parkinsons-and-als/
[iv] Antimicrobial Property of Lauric Acid Against Propionibacterium Acnes: Its Therapeutic Potential for Inflammatory Acne Vulgaris, J Invest Dermatol, Apr, 2009, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19387482?ordinalpos=3&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum
[v] In vitro antimicrobial properties of coconut oil on Candida species in Ibadan, Nigeria, J Med Food, Jun, 2007, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=17651080&ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum
[vi] Gluten-free Ketogenic Diet with MCTs Reverses Autism and Eliminates Seizures, Journal of Child Neurology, http://jcn.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/05/09/0883073813488668.abstract
[vii] Remove Stubborn Stickers and Glue with Coconut Oil and Baking Soda, Lifehacker.com, http://lifehacker.com/remove-stubborn-stickers-and-glue-with-coconut-oil-and-511144764