Choose Wisely #2
The miraculous health benefits that coconut oil has is becoming more known but it can only be obtained by consuming a high quality cold pressed unrefined virgin coconut oil. We believe that coconut oil can boost energy, while decreasing cravings for carbohydrates and sweets. It is also known to stimulate metabolism, improve digestion, and release fat cells. Coconut oil goes into our bodies and immediately is used as energy rather than store as fat which is why you can have this protocol.
There are many good brands on the market today. It’s important when choosing coconut oil that you purchase a good quality product in order to receive all the health benefits it has to offer. The key is knowing what to look for when purchasing coconut oil. Look for “Extra Virgin” on the package. Pure and virgin are not the same-unless yours specifically says virgin, then it is not. Pure just means nothing is added to it, virgin means it is from the first cold pressing, which retains many of the nutrients.
You can also use coconut oil for your skin. Coconut oil absorbs into your body through your skin, and you get the same benefits or it as eating it, when it’s a good quality oil. Here is some great information on coconut oil for the skin and skincare for those on the protocol.
There are a lot of really good coconut oils that we approve of. You can see a few of our favorite choices in the Marketplace. The one that seems to be the most popular and is very good in flavor is the Garden of Life brand shown here and is available in the Marketplace.
You can read more information on our page dedicated to coconut oil or visit the Coconut Reseach Center.
Do not choose this:
According to the Lou Ana Coconut Oil manufacturer, their coconut oil is refined, bleached and deodorized. This make this oil inferior because it is chemically processed and refined with solvents, just like many of the other cooking oils that are on the market. Since this oil is chemically treated through a refinement process, the health benefits are lost.