Coconut Oil is a phenomenal oil that has a variety of culinary, therapeutic, medical and beauty applications. Coconut Oil contains 90% saturated fats, but unlike animal-based saturated fats, plant-derived Coconut Oil is made of medium-chain triglycerides. This chain formation is much healthier when consumed in small doses and allows the body to more easily digest and absorb nutrients. Additionally, Coconut Oil contains other healthful fats and essential fatty acids that are terrific for the heart, brain and skin.
The combination of essential fatty acids in Coconut Oil make it a wonderful source of energy throughout the day. Not only does it get the heart and brain revved to face daily challenges, it also speeds the metabolism, which helps maintain a healthy weight. The heart benefits from Coconut Oil because fatty acids help energize blood to keep it pumping steadily throughout the body and stabilizing blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Plus, Coconut Oil’s anti-microbial faculties helps cleanse the body by aiding in immune defenses against bacterial, fungal and viral infections.
These same great anti-microbial properties are amazing for skin as well. As the outermost organ, skin is most vulnerable to dirt, germs, toxins, UV rays and other environmental factors that age skin cells. Coconut Oil helps combat skin aging by depositing fatty acids directly where it counts to cleanse, purify, hydrate, repair and rejuvenate skin all over the body. Coconut Oil can also be used to revitalize hair and moisturize the scalp.
How to use Coconut Oil
Zokiva’s Virgin Organic Coconut Oil is hand-extracted from fresh tropical coconuts. Many coconut oils are hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated using heat and chemicals to extract the oil. Our unrefined methods of extraction helps you get the purest and complete benefits of this incredible oil.
Coconut Oil can be used in a variety of ways. It seems unusual that the same jar of Zokiva’s Virgin Organic Coconut Oil can be used for cooking as for skin care but the same great nutrients that are healthy for your internal organs work wonders on your external skin organ as well.
Cooking with Coconut Oil: The healthier medium-chain triglycerides and essential fatty acids found in Coconut Oil are an excellent source of healthy fats when consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet. Stir fry or sauté meats and vegetables using one or two teaspoons of Zokiva’s Virgin Organic Coconut Oil over a medium heat. Coconut Oil can be used when preparing eggs, sauces and other recipes that call for a natural oil. Coconut Oil also makes a wonderful base for salad dressings.
Skin and Hair Care with Coconut Oil: The natural cleansing, anti-bacterial and moisturizing properties of Coconut Oil make it a natural fit for your skin. Plus, your skin cells will thrive with a direct drink of the essential fatty acids in Coconut Oil. Apply Zokiva’s Virgin Organic Coconut Oil to skin and hair by gently massaging it into the desired area. Coconut Oil works particularly well on dry, flaky, irritated and inflamed patches. Alternatively, mix Coconut Oil into your favorite facial cleanser, toner, body wash, shampoo or conditioner to intensify their effects.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should consult with a doctor before use. If you are on any medications check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any supplement.
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