Coconut Oil: Is it more than a trend?

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The coconut oil craze may have some credit. Coconut oil is full of healthy elements that are great for overall health and beauty.

The coconut oil craze may have some credit. Coconut oil is full of healthy elements that are great for overall health and beauty.

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  • 1. COCONUT OIL Is it more than a trend?
  • 2. CRAZY FOR COCONUT OIL? • People everywhere rave about the benefits of coconut oil, but is it all that? • It naturally contains lauric acid and medium-chain fatty acids that aid in food digestion. • It makes a great moisturizer, both inside and outside of your body. • It can actually help with weight loss and overall health improvement.
  • 3. HEALTH BENEFITS OF COCONUT OIL • Studies have shown it may help treat: • • • • • Alzheimer’s disease Hypothyroidism Psoriasis Eczema Type 1 and 2 Diabetes • It is usually organic, chemical free, and considered a “raw” food • One of the healthiest cooking oils (see next slide)
  • 4. HEALTH BENEFITS CONTINUED • Healthy fat provides an energy boost to your body • Contains antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that fight illness • Very healthy for infants and babies
  • 5. BEAUTY BENEFITS OF COCONUT OIL • Promotes scalp health and rids dandruff • Fights the itch of bug bites and helps them heal faster • Adds moisture and shine to damaged hair when applied topically • Naturally fights acne when used as a face moisturizer • Repairs skin and reduces the appearance of scars • Safe for sensitive skin
  • 6. VIRGIN COCONUT OIL VS. REFINED COCONUT OIL • Virgin Coconut Oil • Coconut flavor • Can be used in cooking and baking up to 350 degrees F. • Contains full health benefits • Refined Coconut Oil • No coconut flavor • Can be used in cooking and baking up to 425 degrees F. • More processed, which removes some health benefits
  • 7. HOW TO USE COCONUT OIL • Cooking, baking, frying, sautéing, etc. • Recipes are available at http://www.betterbodyfoods.com/recipes/ • Face masks and scrubs • Lip balms and homemade lipstick • Cleaning agent for makeup brushes • http://thebellabunny.blogspot.com/2014/01/my-1-beauty-product-betterbody-foods.html
  • 8. BUYING COCONUT OIL • Look for organic virgin coconut oil for the best results, unless you are worried about the coconut taste and heat capabilities • Avoid products that contain additional ingredients such as petroleum • It should be available in grocery and health food stores with other cooking oils
  • 9. RESOURCES • http://www.betterbodyfoods.com/buy-coconut-oil/ • http://www.betterbodyfoods.com/blog/coconut-oil-health-and-beauty/ • http://www.superherbalfoods.com/ • http://positivemed.com/