Health Benefits of Coconut Oil – Part 2
In our last article, we cited 50 health advantages associated with using coconut oil. Even beyond those, coconut oil is believed to protect from breast. colon and other cancers; prevent premature aging; and protect against liver disease. It also kills the bacteria that causes pneumonia, as well as the bacteria implicated in earache, throat infection, food poisoning, urinary tract infections, meningitis, gonorrhea, ringworm, and diaper rash.
Coconut oil protects against parasites. It expels or kills tapeworm, lice and giardia. It reduces the symptoms associated with eczema and dermatitis, and keeps skin from sagging. It treats burns, kidney stones and choleraic dysentery.
How to Use Coconut Oil:
The oil is hard at room temperature, but it melts easily when exposed to heat. You can replace all your oils with coconut oil, or use it along with high-quality olive oil for cooking. Coconut oil is excellent for frying.
If you want to melt coconut oil to drink, add to another food such as soup or yogurt simply put it in a cup. Place the cup in a bowl of hot water, and it will quickly turn to a liquid. Coconut oil does not have to be refrigerated. It will remain edible for two years on the shelf.
You can spread coconut oil on toast or on a vegetable or baked potato. Add it to hot drinks or smoothies, or use it anywhere you would use butter. It is tasty in pancake batter, soups and stews.
Coconut oil is also perfect to use in these non-food applications:
Diaper cream for baby
Oil Pulling for Teeth
Many people take two tablespoons of coconut oil daily as a minimum intake. However, health experts generally recommend:
- 3 ½ tablespoons coconut oil, or
- Half a coconut or
- 2 ¾ cups dried coconut or
- 10 ounces (295 ml) coconut milk.
Experiment with this powerful superfood for yourself. You will soon see the difference in your health and appearance.