Virgin Coconut Oil
How I used Coconuts and Coconut Oil when I cured myself of breast cancer naturally!
Although I ate plenty of coconuts, I ate only a small amount of coconut oil and they are are
not a cure for breast cancer and only a very small part of my diet! When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999
I turned down chemo, radiation and surgery and developed my own program to cure myself. In the process I cured all
my other ailments too. Long list-- including fibromyalgia, arthritis, acid reflux, IBS - irritable bowel syndrome,
sinus infections, gum infections etc. In the beginning I started eating raw foods including coconuts. And along the
way I discovered coconut oil. It was not the only raw food in my diet. I was eating plenty of other raw food and
can't say it was responsible and it would take a whole body change to raw foods to cure breast cancer -- for me
anyway. But the coconuts and organic virgin unrefined coconut oil helped my immune system
along with everything else that helped me cure my breast cancer. Raw Food
sundried coconuts for copra - used in making coconut oil
What is Virgin Coconut Oil?
Virgin coconut oil is a food, it is not a supplement. Coconut oil is made from coconuts. The FDA now classifies
the coconut as a nut. Organic virgin coconut oil is organic.
Coconut oil, is also known as coconut butter. Coconut oil is a tropical oil. It's extracted from copra (which is
the dried meat of the coconut). Coconut oil makes up about seven percent of the export income of the Philippines.
The Philippines is the world's largest exporter of coconut oil. Some coconut oil comes from Mexico.
It all started when coconut oil was developed as a commercial product by merchants in the South Seas and South
Asia in the 1860s.
Virgin Coconut Oil Composition
Coconut oil is a fat consisting of about 90% saturated fat. However this saturated fat is in the form of plant
food like avocados, not an animal food. Saturated fat from animal foods which contains long chain fatty acids are
responsible for many health problems today.
But coconut oil contains mostly medium chain triglycerides, with about 92% saturated fatty acids, 6%
monounsaturated fatty acids, and 2% polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Of those saturated fatty acids, coconut oil is 44.6% lauric acid, 16.8% myristic acid, 8.2% palmitic acid and 8%
caprylic acid. Although it contains seven different saturated fatty acids in total, it's only monounsaturated fatty
acid is oleic acid while it's only polyunsaturated fatty acid is linoleic acid.
The lauric acid is a nutrient that supports the body’s immune system. In the human body it's converted into
monolaurin. Lauric acid is also found in human mother’s breast milk. Thus one doctor suggests an adult take about 3
1/2 tablespoons of coconut oil a day in their diet to get the same amount of lauric acid that a breast fed baby
would get from breast milk. Lauric acid may also be good for MS.
Coconut oil that is not refined melts at 76 degrees and smokes at about 350 degrees. Refined coconut oil has a
higher smoke point of about 450 degrees. So keeping your coconut oil in an area of your home or garage that is cool
will keep the coconut oil hard or in a softer state, especially in the summer months.
Coconut oil is about the most stable of all the oils. Coconut oil is slow to oxidize and thus resistant to
rancidity. It lasts up to two years due to its high saturated fat content. It's best stored in solid form at 76°F
fresh green young coconut
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is called virgin coconut oil. The term extra virgin coconut oil is incorrect. There is no such
thing. Extra virgin olive oil, yes, but extra virgin coconut oil, no.
Organic coconut oil is coconut oil that is organic.
Refined virgin coconut oil is refined, bleached and deodorized and I don't recommend it. It's best to buy
coconut oil that is not refined, bleached or deodorized, known among manufacturer's as RBD. You want as much of the
antioxidants, phytonutreints, vitamins, and minerals and good fatty acids as possible.
Coconut Oil for Cooking
If you cook or bake, coconut oil is the best cooking oil to use. It's been a staple cooking oil for thousands of
years in tropical climates. Its chemical structure is kept intact and is resistant to mutations of fatty acid
chains even when used in higher cooking temperatures, unlike most vegetable oils. However you still don't want to
heat it too high because there may be some changes especially if over the smoke point of 350 degrees.
Research shows that the medium chain fatty acids found in coconut oil boosts the body’s metabolism, the raises
body temperature, and helps provide greater energy which may lead to weight loss.
Coconut Oil and the Raw Food Diet
Many raw fooders like myself use coconuts and coconut oil in their raw food diet. I started out eating raw foods
in 1999 to cure my breast cancer and am in optimum health today. Raw fooders, raw foodists and raw food vegans use
coconut oil in many recipes. But although it's a saturated fat it's from plants not animals. Best not to eat tons
of it until more really is known because it's not in it's totaly natural state when we get it.
Coconut Recipes and Coconut Oil Recipes
I make many coconut recipes and coconut oil recipes. Coconuts and coconut oil are always good in raw desserts.
Raw frostings, raw cheesecakes, raw pies, raw cookies, raw candies and raw soups and fruit smoothies too.
Coconut Oil Recipes - Banana
Coconut Smoothie - Free Raw Recipe
Recipes - Free Raw Food Recipe - Coconut Raw Recipe - Helen's Coconut Creme
Raw Food Recipes
coconut tree and coconut inside
Coconut Oil Tips
It's important to note that coconut oil should avoid moisture. Store in a moisture proof area. Don't let water
get into your coconut oil container. The presence of water can cause the coconut oil to mold. I have been using
coconut oil for many years and have never had a mold problem but know others who have had a mold problem when they
got water into their jar, tub or other container. More tips: Coconut
Oil Benefits and Tips Coconut Oil And Mold Coconut Oil Uses
coconut mature inside coconut mature
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