รู้จักประโยชน์Coconut Oil กันเถอะ /
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รู้จักประโยชน์Coconut Oil กันเถอะ /
coconut oil the healthiest oil on earth? Read the research here
and decide for yourself. Purchase organic Virgin Coconut Oil
made from fresh coconuts and cold pressed in the Philippines.
as the "tree of life," the coconut palm is one of the most
important agricultural crops of the Philippines. It yields timber;
food; fermented and unfermented drink; alcohol; vinegar; thatching
material; splints; strips and fiber for making baskets, mates, rope,
hats, brushes, brooms, and other articles; fuel; caulking material;
utensils for household use, such as cups, bowls, spoons, and the like;
oil for food, cooking, illumination, for making soap, substitutes for
butter and lard, ointments; and oil for cake for feeding domestic
animals and for fertilizer.
โกรก ย้อม ยืด ทำสี
สปริงตัว ผมดำ เป็นเงา
ดูดี มีชีวิตชีวา สวยงาม
แขน ขา ในหน้าหนาว
Fractionated Coconut Oil
A favorite of massage therapists. Can be used as
100% of the blend. For a richer blend, mix with jojoba or almond.
Absorbs readily into the skin. Ideal for facial massage due to its non
greasy nature. Mixed with essential oils for treating bed sores and
other ulcers have achieved encouraging results. Fractionated Coconut
is chemically clean & contains few contaminants likely to
interfere with healing. Is odorless & does not go rancid making it
suitable for blending essential oils for bath, skin & massage
products. Long shelf life.
of Our Virgin Coconut Oil
This Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut oil is a truly unrefined
coconut oil. This coconut oil is made from organic
coconuts. Coconuts are used fresh (within 24 hours of harvest)
coconut .Testing done in independent laboratories reveals a 50% - 53%
content of lauric acid. The fresh coconut meat is shredded (wet
milled), and then cold-pressed
to make coconut milk. The milk is then fermented for 24-36 hours, and
the oil is then separated and filtered from the curds. No chemical or
high-heat treatment is used, and this oil contains no trans fatty
acids. We do NOT mass produce this oil. It is made by families who
are coconut farmers using old-fashioned traditional methods that have
been used here for hundreds of years. This high-grade virgin
coconut oil has a long shelf life due to coconut oil's natural
anti-oxidant properties. It has the longest shelf life of any plant oil!
Oil is the Healthiest Oil on Earth!
oil is the healthiest oil on earth"says Dr. Bruce Fife, a
naturopathic doctor and the author of the book The
Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil. Modern research seems to back
up this bold statement. Once wrongly accused of increasing cholesterol
levels, coconut oil is now actually being used by doctors in the
treatment of a variety of disorders. Clinical studies have shown that
coconut oil has anti-microbial and anti-viral properties, and is now
even being used in treating AIDS patients. Studies conducted in the
Philippines last year showed that coconut oil does indeed reduce the
viral load in AIDS patients.
Lauric Acid a
Key Component to Health
acid is a medium chain fatty acid which is abundant in coconut oil, and
considered responsible for many of its health benefits. Coconut oil is
about 50% lauric acid. The only other abundant source found in nature is
in human breast milk. Dr. Jon
J. Kabara, PhD and Professor
Emeritus of Michigan State University says, Never before in
the history of man is it so important to emphasize the value of Lauric
Oils. The medium-chain fats in coconut oil are similar to fats in
mother's milk and have similar nutriceutical effects."
OILS FROM THE TREE OF LIFE (NUTRITIONAL
AND HEALTH ASPECTS OF COCONUT OIL) at
Mary Enig, a Ph.D. nutritionist/biochemist and one of the worlds
leading authorities on fats and oils, goes on to say, Approximately
50% of the fatty acids in coconut fat are lauric acid. Lauric acid is a
medium chain fatty acid, which has the additional beneficial function of
being formed into monolaurin in the human or animal body. Monolaurin is
the antiviral, antibacterial, and antiprotozoal monoglyceride used by
the human or animal to destroy lipid coated viruses such as HIV, herpes,
cytomegalovirus, influenza, various pathogenic bacteria including
listeria monocytogenes and heliobacter pylori, and protozoa such as
giardia lamblia. Some studies have also shown some antimicrobial effects
of the free lauric acid."
In Support of Good Health in the 21st Century at http://www.apcc.org.sg/special.htm
The Politics of
So why has coconut oil gotten such a bad rap in the recent past? After
all, much of the research supporting coconut oil as a healthy fat has
been around for some time. The answer is politics and economics.
Coconut oil was heavily used in the US at one time, being used for
baking, pastries, frying, and theater popcorn. Starting in the 1980s,
according to Bruce Fife in his book "The
Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil," some very powerful groups in
the US, including the American Soybean Association (ASA), the Corn
Products Company (CPC International) and the Center for Science in the
Public Interest (CSPI), began to categorically condemn all saturated
oils. Faulty science was used to convince the public that ALL saturated
fats were unhealthy, when in fact saturated fats rich in the medium
chain fatty acids, like lauric acid, are very healthy. These
organizations were aided by the United States Food and Drug
Administration (FDA), many of whose key personnel are recruited from and
return to the vegetable oil industry, according to Fife. The result was
that most people switched to vegetable oils, and the main source of
lauric acid from tropical oils in the American diet was lost. The
countries that these tropical oils came from, mainly the Philippines and
Malaysia, were too poor to counter these untrue claims with advertising
investments for the truth. It is only recently that the health benefits
of these tropical oils are starting to become rediscovered. Much of the
research can be found on the www.coconut-info.com
While some clinical studies have been conducted recently, like the study
on AIDS patients in the Philippines (1999 2000), much of the studies
have been done on tropical populations where coconut products are a main
part of the diet. One such study was done in the South Pacific islands
of Pukapuka and Tokelau near New Zealand. The studies were started in
the 1960s before either island was exposed to Western refined food.
These populations ate only natural foods, and coconut foods were the
most prevalent, being consumed at each meal in one form or another.
While most people in western countries get 30-40 percent of their
calories from fats, the people in these islands averaged between 50 and
60 percent of their calories from fat, most of that being saturated fat
from coconuts. So what kind of health did these studies find among the
populations in these two islands? Bruce Fife reports in his book: The
overall health of both groups was extremely good compared to Western
standards. There were no signs of kidney disease or hypothyroidism that
might influence fat levels. There was no hypercholesterolemia (high
blood cholesterol). All inhabitants were lean and healthy despite a very
high saturated-fat diet. In fact, the populations as a whole had ideal
weight-to-height ratios as compared to the Body Mass Index figures used
by nutritionists. Digestive problems are rare. Constipation is uncommon.
They average two or more bowel movements a day. Atherosclerosis, heart
disease, colitis, colon cancer, hemorrhoids ulcers, diverticulosis, and
appendicitis are conditions with which they are generally unfamiliar.
(The Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil)
A fat that
causes weight loss??
Another incredible fact about coconut oil is that even though it is a
fat, it actually promotes weight loss!! The reason is again because of
the healthy medium chain fatty acids. These fatty acids do not circulate
in the bloodstream like other fats, but are sent directly to the liver
where they are immediately converted into energy, just like
carbohydrates. So the body uses the fat in coconut oil to produce
energy, rather than be stored as body fat. Medium chain fatty acids
found in coconut oil also speed up the bodys metabolism burning more
calories and promoting weight loss. The weight-loss effects of coconut
oil have clearly been demonstrated by many researchers. (There are a
list of references in Bruce Fifes book The
Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil.)
So how much coconut oil should one consume? A good therapeutic dosage is
3 to 4 tablespoons a day. This provides enough lauric acid to build the
immune system. Also, look for unrefined coconut oil. Stay away from all
hydrogenated oils, whether it is coconut oil or vegetable oils.
Hydrogenated oils are oils with trans fatty acids, which have been
altered from their original chemical composition, and have been shown to
raise serum cholesterol levels that can lead to heart disease. Also look
for unrefined coconut oils, like Virgin Coconut Oil. Most commercial
coconut oils are RBD (refined, bleached, and deodorized). While these
RBD oils do maintain the beneficial chemical structures of the medium
chain fatty acids, they also contain chemicals used in processing.
If you are interested in learning about all the other wonderful health
benefits of coconut oil, go to the www.coconut-info.com
website and read the research. There is also a discussion list you can
join and interact with some of the worlds best authorities on coconut
oil, including Dr. Mary Enig, Dr. Bruce Fife, and many others who have
done research or experienced first hand the wonderful healing properties
of coconut oil so that we can say, Coconut oil is the healthiest oil
How is This
This grade of coconut oil can be applied directly to the
skin for conditioning. It is great in the hair for
eliminating dandruff. As a cooking oil, its chemical structure is kept
in tact and therefore is resistant to mutations of fatty acid chains
even when used in higher cooking temperatures, unlike most vegetable
For those looking to lose
weight naturally, switching to Virgin Coconut Oil can burn off
Virgin Coconut Oil is also great for digestive disorders such as Crohn's
disease, IBS, and Colits.
It is a powerful agent in killing intestinal
Thyroid sufferers are finding that Virgin Coconut oil boosts the
metabolism and raises body temperatures.
And there is exciting research showing that the MCTs (medium chain
triglycerides) in coconut oil act to kill Candida
These MCTs are also responsible for revving up metabolism and giving
energy, which holds promise for Chronic
Fatigue Syndrome sufferers.
As well as others who need to boost their energy. It is also great as a
carrier for massage
oils, and is highly valued as an ingredient in natural
soaps and skin
oil is rich in lauric acid, a proven antiviral and antibacterial agent.
It is currently being used in treating AIDS. Monolaurin is a
monoglyceride of lauric acid. Lauric acid is also found in
human mother's milk. Dr. Mary Enig suggests the average adult
include about 3.5 Tbsp. of coconut oil per day in their diet.
OF COCONUT OIL
Before discussing the various types of coconut oil, I would like to
address a common question of terminology. Many people have inquired
about the difference between coconut butter and coconut
oil. They are one and the same thing. We generally think of oil
as being liquid and since the liquid-solid transition temperature of
coconut oil is approximately 76°F, it is often solid at room
temperature and is therefore frequently referred to as coconut butter
(since we think of butter as being solid at room temperature).
The most commonly
available oil and the oil you are most likely to find (if you can find
it) is RBD oil. Refined, Bleached & Deodorized.
This oil is produced from copra (dried coconut meat). Due to the
drying process (often air or sun drying) the resulting oil must be
refined, bleached and deodorized in order to make it suitable for use.
The final product is yellowish-white in color with a thick texture and
no taste or odor. This was the oil which for many years was used in
commercial baked goods and for popping corn. Although coconut palms do
grow in some states in the United States, this RBD oil is generally the
only oil which might be familiar to those of us living in the U.S.A.
Although it has been exposed to bleach, solvents, high temperatures,
etc. this oil is referred to as "natural" in the Western
World, in essence meaning only that it has not been hydrogenated and
melts at around 76° F.
oil. This category can be further subdivided to reflect differences in
the starting materials used to produce the oil and the methods of
production. Although the term "cold pressed" is commonly used
to describe "virgin" coconut oils, it really doesn't mean much
in the overall scheme of things. One aspect of the production of
"virgin" oil which is constant regardless of the method used
is the need to reduce the final moisture content of the oil to 0.1% or
less. This is necessary to prevent the oil from becoming rancid. The
manner in which this requirement is met depends on the extraction method
used as described below.
(Direct Micro Expeller).
This oil is extracted from freshly grated coconut meat which is
first dried and then pressed. Since there is still moisture
in the coconut meat the liquid produced is about 90% oil and 10%
water. This mixture is allowed to stand so that the oil will
separate from the water. Some heat is then generally used to remove
any water that remains. This oil has a light to medium texture.
Hand Pressed/Home Made.
In this process, fresh coconut meat is grated and pressed to produce
a coconut milk which is a mixture of oil, water, proteins, etc. This
mixture is allowed to ferment for approximately 48 hours which
causes the solids and water content to separate from the oil. The
oil is then heated to remove the remaining moisture. The oil
must be heated at a high enough temperature and for a long enough
time to reduce the moisture content to a point which will prevent
rancidity. The fact that this oil is produced in small batches by
many different individuals may result in considerable variation from
one batch to another.The texture of this oil is medium to thick.
Virgin Oil. This
process produces oil with the least amount of processing so that the
natural vitamin E, antioxidants and fresh coconut
"essence" are retained. Fresh coconut meat is grated and
expeller pressed to produce coconut milk (like the process above).
The coconut milk is then centrifuged to separate the mixture into
solid components, water and oil. Since each of the components has a
different density, they separate into 3 layers. This oil has a very
light texture and since no heat at all is applied it retains all the
flavor and scent of fresh coconut. This premium oil is available in
the U.S.A. under the trade name Coconut Oil Supreme™.
Among the "virgin" coconut oils, this is the only oil
which is produced under strict hygienic conditions. The facility
producing this oil is ISO
certified and the oil is certified Kosher. (Lauric
acid content and fatty acid composition.) This oil has such a
light and delicate flavor and aroma that you can literally eat it by
Assuming that you
decide to incorporate coconut oil in your diet, which oil is right for
you? I think it depends on the purpose. If you simply want to replace
fats which you know are bad for your health (i.e. hydrogenated oils)
with the least expensive more healthful alternative then it is my
personal opinion that even RBD oil may be suitable for this purpose (see
note below)*. Even though it has been processed with heat, chemicals,
etc. the final product is still going to be a lot better for you than
many of the alternatives. If, on the other hand, you are looking
to add coconut oil to your diet specifically for all of the benefits
which it offers, for skin care or for the delicious flavor which it can
add to your food, I don't think you can go wrong by choosing the best
oil available. In the overall scheme of things, a slight
difference in price is insignificant when compared to the pleasure and
benefit of using the best product. When I am cooking or baking, whether
for family or friends, I like to use the best quality ingredients I can
find and I think the difference is apparent in the finished product. I
also find myself in agreement with the statement that if you think it
is expensive to maintain good health, take a look at the cost of
sickness. (I am sure that is a paraphrased version of the original
but it conveys the thought. Sorry I don't recall whom to credit for that
statement but it is certainly true.)
Oil for Aromatherapy :
choice for massage if you are concerned about soiled sheets, as Coconut
Oil washes out easily. Solid at room temperature, it liquefies to the
touch or can be gently warmed by placing bottle in warm water for a few
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