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					Coconut Oil Benefits: From
 the Kitchen to Skin Care
Preparing meals for your
family is one of the best
things you can do for their
health.
But are you using
the right type of
cooking oil?
Seed and vegetable oils like canola, corn,
safflower, and sunflower are commonly used
in the kitchen, but they are the worst oils you
can use for cooking.
These oils are manufactured using
hydrogenation, a process that
introduces harmful trans fatty
acids.
Did You Know?
Most seed and vegetable oils are composed of long
chain fatty acids (LFCAs), which are difficult for your
   body to metabolize because they require special
                             enzymes for digestion.
                 This puts more strain on your liver,
              pancreas, and entire digestive system.
               LFCAs are also predominantly stored
                     in your body as fat and can be
                       deposited in your arteries as
                                         cholesterol.
Olive oil and coconut oil are the
two oils that are ideal for food
preparation. Extra-virgin olive oil
is excellent for salad dressings
but should not be used for
cooking since it is susceptible to
oxidative damage.
                        Coconut oil is the only
                        cooking oil that’s stable
                        enough to resist mild
                        heat-induced damage.
     Unlike vegetable oils, coconut oil is
composed mainly of medium chain fatty
      acids (MFCAs). MCFAs are easily
 digested and is immediately converted
   into energy rather than stored as fat.
          They also help support weight
       management by stimulating your
 metabolism. Simple carbohydrates and
  coconut oil both provide quick energy
    to your body, but the latter does not
        produce an insulin spike in your
                            bloodstream.
But not all coconut oils are created equal. Your
best choice would be an extra-virgin coconut oil
certified organic by the USDA and made from
traditional, non-genetically modified coconut
palms. Quality virgin coconut oil is unrefined,
unbleached, unhydrogenated, undeodorized,
and did not undergo heat processing.
Virgin coconut oil can also
be used as a natural skin
care product.
Coconut oil has been
used for decades as a
massage oil.
Virgin coconut oil may help
fight the signs of aging and
give you more youthful-
looking skin by reducing the
appearance of fine lines and
wrinkles and exfoliating the
outer layer of dead skin cells.
Visit this site to learn other coconut oil benefits:
http://products.mercola.com/coconut-oil/

				
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Description: ind out why coconut oil is ideal for both cooking and helping nourish your skin.