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
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![vi]
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] 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