Tuesday, October 2, 2018

What's in Coconut Butter?

What's in Coconut Butter?

Coconut butter, also commonly referred to as Coconut oil, is a fat made up of more than 90% saturated fat. As its name implies, this oil is obtained from coconuts and is commonly used for cosmetics, as a baking ingredient, and cooking oil. The Philippines is the world’s largest exporter of Coconut oil and receives 7% of its total export income from coconut oil export alone.

Coconut oil is rich in a fatty acid and has a reputation for being among the more stable of all vegetable oils.  So let's take a closer look at this fantastic food that is not only popular for the reasons listed above but is also commonly used for cosmetics.

Many consider it to be a healthy product, which may increase metabolism and improve the bodies ability to fight illness by reinforcing the bodies immune system. For whatever the reason once an immune system becomes weakened the body becomes susceptible to a wide range of illnesses, to maintain a healthy lifestyle, the bodies immune system must remain strong. It is essential to take the necessary steps to rebuild a weak immune system in order to protect the body from illness and disease.

Some of the information I have been able to find about the use of coconut oil is confusing because coconut oil is also high in saturated fat, some believe that it may increase the likelihood of possible diabetes,  cardiovascular and/or heart disease. In contrast, there are reports of lower rates of heart disease in international populations who consume large quantities of coconut oil which tends to make the health effect news for the use of coconut oil both good and bad. So as for using coconut oil as a food, my data gathering will continue.

For uses of coconut oil, other than food or a supplement the news is more positive since coconut oil is used for hairstyling in India, and used as a skin moisturizing coconut oil has deemed both effective and safe when used in connection with skin care. Coconut oil gets a big positive where the skin is concerned some users have actually reported improvements in certain skin conditions like eczema, a very uncomfortable rash that develops in the form of small blister-like lesions that are both painful and may result in scarring.

So as to what exactly is in Coconut Butter aka Coconut Oil? It would be a combination of all the above, some good, some bad, I do use coconut water in my smoothies and coconut oil in my hair some time so where this blog post subject is concerned, stay tuned!

As I pointed out my exploration into the healing properties of coconut oil will continue prompting perhaps a follow-up post when I can add to this information. As always please do not mistake any of my ponderings and the information shared in my blog as medical advice or as a professional recommendation. My blog posts are intended for information purpose only. Let your own personal physician or dermatologist be your source when seeking diagnosis or treatment for any kind of skin condition or illness.

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