Benefits of using Virgin Coconut Oil
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I just bought a bottle of Virgin Coconut Oil(VCO) yesterday. I am very much afraid to catch a Flu (Swineflu in particular) so I have to increase my immune system, and I’ve read that VCO is one of the best item to enhance your immune system. It contains Lauric Acid ( a substance found in mother’s milk) which has a strong anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. These are some of the microorganisms that can be inactivated by Lauric Acid: HIV, Herpes, Influenza, Sarcoma, Measles, Pneumonia and Hepatitis C.
I’ve heard about the benefits of VCO a long time ago, that’s when I was still an employee of one of the leading Supermarket here in the Philippines (that was Year 2004). I tried this item back then because suppliers gave it to us for FREE. But due to its awkward taste (which makes me fell like vomiting argh!) I have to stop it. It’s good to know that some brands of VCO nowadays have different better tasting flavors you can choose from.
I have used the remaining amount for my hair, and I attest it really works. My hair back then was so soft and shiny. I used it as an alternative for my regular hot oil and conditioner. I know it works because I have a brittle and unmanageable hair but after I had a hair treatment and used the VCO every other day my office mates noticed that my hair is getting better and beautiful.
I had also put some VCO on my tummy when I was still pregnant because I’ve heard it can lessen stretch marks or even avoid getting it, but unfortunately it didn’t worked for me. (sigh!)
Before, losing weight was not a problem for me since I have an ideal weight for my height. But after I gave birth I’ve gained an additional 40lbs. (sigh!). I want to lose some weight because I want to feel healthier, livelier and more confident. I found out that VCO also promotes weight lose. It stimulates the feeling of satiety, inducing a person to stop eating and raises the body’s metabolic rate. VCO also regulates motility and has a wonderful cleansing effect for an effective elimination of body wastes and toxins.
I just hope it will work for me. It’s cheaper than having a liposuction 🙂
To summarize, here are some of what coconut oil may do for you:
1. Improve your energy
2. Reduce your risk of heart disease
3. Reduce your risk of cancer
4. Improve your digestion and ability to absorb nutrients
5. Promote weight loss and maintenance of your ideal weight
6. Help prevent bacterial, yeast, fungal, and viral infections
7. Support and enhance your immune system
8. Help regulate your blood sugar and prevent or control diabetes
9. Help prevent osteoporosis
10.Help prevent premature aging and wrinkling of the skin
11.Help keep your skin smooth and soft
12.Help protect against skin cancer and blemishes
what ever happens in life we should always remember to live life to the fullest!