What is Virgin Coconut Oil?
Virgin coconut oil is one of the biggest health trends, and not many people know Thailand is one of the world’s high quality coconut oil producers. Thais use coconut milk and coconut oil for savoury and sweet cooking, and drink fresh coconut juices as refreshment and as nourishment for mothers-to-be. Many coconut farms can be found in the east and south of Thailand along the coastline, and on Koh Samui island where pet monkeys are trained to harvest coconuts from high trees. Farmers still preserve traditionally using no heat and no chemicals in an 8 hour fermentation process resulting in delicious tasting, sweetly aromatic and high anti-oxidant virgin coconut oil.
Virgin Coconut Oil and Your Health
Virgin coconut oil contains healthy, healing medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). The MCTs help increase metabolism and therefore support weight management. The cold pressing method helps preserve lauric acid, a natural immune booster. When consumed, it converts into a natural antibiotic which helps alleviate infections. Virgin coconut oil is an essential part of a Ketogenic Diet, a diet that has beneficial effects on athletic performance. NBA star LeBron James is a fan.
Virgin Coconut Oil and Your Skin
Virgin Coconut oil is superb for natural skin and hair care. It contains antioxidants that help protect your skin from damage as well as heal and repair existing damage. It can also be applied topically as an all-natural skin-plumping, wrinkle-reducing moisturizer. Celebrities like Miranda Kerr and Kate Hudson are known to use coconut oil for its beauty benefits.
With all its outstanding qualities, it is simple to call coconut oil the “oil of miracles.”