Coconut Oil : Extra Virgin : New,
*Large 500ml Jar
by Natures Blends.
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. One of the main differences between Virgin Coconut oil and refined coconut oil is the scent, taste and the nutritional value. Our Virgin Coconut Oil retains the fresh scent and taste of coconuts along with its nutritional value, whereas the copra-based refined coconut oils have no taste at all due to the refining process.
Our Virgin coconut oil is known for its nice fragrance, taste, antioxidants, medium chain fatty acids (MCFA), and vitamins, among other things. Virgin coconut oil has a very good taste and smell, like that of fresh coconuts, since it is derived from fresh coconuts and is subjected to very low, if not totally nil, heat and sunlight. It is also not refined. This preserves all the natural goodness of this oil, including a high content of vitamin-E and minerals, which are otherwise almost completely robbed from ordinary coconut oil during processes like heating, filtration, refining, and bleaching, which are done to make it colourless and odourless. Furthermore, virgin coconut oil is very effective as a moisturizing agent. Its antioxidant properties are far better than those of normal coconut oil.
*** It contains powerful fatty acids : These have powerful medicinal properties as they go straight to the liver from the digestive tract. Here they are used as a quick source of energy or turned into so-called ketones. These can have therapeutic effects on brain disorders like epilepsy and Alzheimer’s.
They promote a healthy community :
Populations that promote the consumption of coconut tend to be healthier than most. As a matter of fact, in certain parts of the world where coconut is a main part of their diet, there is no evidence of heart disease.
Coconut oil can improve cholesterol levels :
There is strong evidence to suggest that the healthy saturated fats mentioned earlier can increase good HDL cholesterol in your body and make “bad” cholesterol less harmful. It can help keep your hearth healthy.
It’s great for hair :
As well as consuming it, the oil can also be used externally to protect your hair, moisturise your skin and even works as a sunscreen, blocking 20% of the sun’s rays.
*** It can help weight loss : Coconut oil is low in calories and a great appetite suppressant. This may be related to the way the fatty acids in it are metabolised, because ketones can have an appetite reducing effect. It also seems particularly good at reducing belly fat. This can be the cause of many abdominal diseases. It can help you burn more fat as the medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut oil can increase how many calories you burn. This is compared to the same amount of other fats (5, 6). One study found that 15-30 grams of MCTs per day increased 24 hour energy expenditure by 5%. This totals about 120 calories per day.
*** Coconut Oil Can Kill Harmful Micro-organisms : Both lauric acid and monolaurin – found in coconut oil- can kill harmful pathogens and these include bacteria, viruses and fungi and potentially helping to prevent infections.
Jar Dimensions : 12.3 x 8.5cm.