Ayurvedic Doctor Reveals Amazing Health Benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil
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Amazing Health Benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil – Ayurvedic Doctor Quotes!

‘You only have one body to live and you better take good care of it.’ Check these amazing health benefits of virgin coconut oil to take the best care of your body.

The movement of Body positivity has taken the world by storm. The health campaigns has whistled the beginning of a change. But we still have a long way to walk. 

Only a few have really understood the meaning of body positivity or healthy living. Body positivity does not mean being obese is healthy. It just says ‘healthy living is not about the six-packs or zero figure’.

It’s not about bizarre diets or beasty workouts. Body positivity promotes acceptance while you work towards a better self. Not for the society or anyone else, but for your own health!

That’s body positivity!

Healthy living is all about the simple choices we make in our everyday routine. It’s about picking fruit instead of a cookie. Taking the stairs instead of the lift. Choosing to sleep instead of scrolling down the gadgets.

One such choice that baffles all is the type of oil that’s best for you. The choice of the right oil is very important as it plays the role of a carrier of your food. You eat it every day, probably three or more times a day.

As such picking, an oil that’s unhealthy can dig a hole in your health silently over the years. From obesity to cholesterol to heart problems, oil can be the culprit. Hence, you must carry a thorough investigation of the oil you would walk home with!

One good choice of oil that an Ayurvedic doctor can vouch for is the virgin coconut oil. In this blog, I bring you all the details about this NEW health trend of virgin coconut oil! Read on.

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What does virgin coconut oil mean?

In simplest words, Virgin coconut oil means the coconut oil is not processed. It is produced by cold-pressing the liquid from coconut meat and extracting oil from the milk. It is a 100% natural oil, unrefined, unbleached oil, extracted from the fresh coconut milk.  

Virgin coconut oil is particularly popular for its pleasant aroma, taste, antioxidants, healthy fatty acids and vitamin content!

Health buffs are hailing the virgin coconut oil for its unique combination of fatty acids. In most oils, fatty acids are about 90% saturated. This means 1 teaspoon of oil contains 120 calories. But virgin coconut oil contains a high amount of saturated fat lauric acid. It takes about 40% of the total fat content.

If you don’t already know then lauric acid boosts the good cholesterol levels in your body. And that makes virgin coconut oil a good supplement for your heart!

But that’s not the only thing about this amazing oil.

Virgin coconut oil is considered one of the healthiest cooking oils for its numerous benefits.  

It is rich in medium-chain fatty acids which are easy to break and digest. Plus, it is super-rich in antioxidants, which help your body in fighting harmful free radicals. Adding Virgin coconut oil to your daily diet improves metabolism, immunity and energy.

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How do they make it?

Good things come from hard work!

Take Freshly grated coconut meat and dry it at about 40 degree Celsius for about two hours. The low temperature ensures the coconut flavour or amora do not evaporate. Next, extract the virgin coconut oil with a single press. Because of the single press extraction, the production per kilo of coconut is very low. 

It has zero chance of fermentation or rancidity. The entire process takes only a couple of hours to complete. And that’s the reason for the high price tag that hangs by the bottle.

Cheaper brands use wet processing or centrifugal processing. This also produces good quality, clear, virgin coconut oil. In the extraction it uses coconut milk, that is why the moisture content is higher. Because of this, the oil tends to turn fermented.

Health Benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil

Virgin coconut oil has a unique flavour and aroma. But more than that it has a host of health benefits. It’s a unique composition of essential fatty acids and antioxidants make it one of the best choice. 

Check out these 7 health benefits of virgin coconut oil:

1. Let your body relish some healthy fatty acid

It is high in saturated fats lauric acid. Lauric acid supports healthy cholesterol in the body. Studies say Virgin coconut oil can help reduce the risk of heart diseases. It further encourages fat burn and provides quick energy to the body and brain. 

It further fosters the ability of the body to absorb vitamins and minerals, including calcium and magnesium. Thus, it helps in strengthening the bones especially in women who are prone to osteoporosis. 

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2. Lose weight without losing your mind

Most oil contains saturated fats that result in weight gain. Virgin coconut oil has only medium-chain fatty acids that can be easily processed by the body. This oil is rich in vitamin E, antioxidants and polyphenols. 

Further, Virgin coconut oil is more filling thus it curbs your hunger pangs. It also boosts your metabolism which means you would have the energy to exercise. Hence, it is better than any other oil for weight loss!

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3. Let your crown shine in black

Virgin coconut oil contains Vitamin E which is an essential nutrient for your hair. It nourishes and strengthens your hair. The anti-fungal properties fight off dandruff and boost the health of your scalp. 

How to use – Just apply the oil on your hair and massage it into the scalp. Let it sit for at least 2 hours. You can also keep it overnight. Wash off the next day and see your crown shine with lustre.

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4. The secret of healthy glowing skin

Virgin coconut oil is a great natural moisturizer for your skin. It works great in soothing dry, rough and scaly skin. Packed with antioxidants and fatty acids, it helps in replenishing and repairing skin cells. A natural antiaging agent, it slows down the signs of ageing like wrinkles and fine lines.

How to use – Just take a few drops of the oil and apply it over your face. Circle around your eyes and rub your neck. You can also use this oil for makeup removal and daily cleansing of your skin. It is also a famous oil in aromatherapy for easing and relaxing stress. Gentle massage with this oil ease mental stress and fatigue.

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5. Tickle your baby with a gentle touch 

Virgin coconut oil is also a perfect choice for baby massage. It has anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. This makes it a potent nappy rash lotion. It also prevents your baby’s tender skin from irritation and itching from rashes. 

It also nourishes your baby’s scalp. Massaging the oil improves blood circulation, boosts immunity and strengthens their tender muscles. Regular use makes their hair grow faster and thicker.

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6. It’s good for your brain too

Several studies link the use of virgin coconut oil to a reduction in the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Though it is not proven to be a miracle cure for dementia, it sure has a shielding effect. 

The brain’s primary source of food is glucose. When sugar is unavailable, it uses ketones as a fuel. Virgin Coconut oil makes these ketones available to the brain. It also fights off toxic proteins accumulating in the brain.

7. Care for digestion from teeth to colon!

Oil pulling in the morning routine is a natural guard for your oral health. It is proven to prevent several dental problems from plaque to halitosis. It can also prevent the formation of gingivitis. You can use virgin coconut oil for oil pulling for its amazing antimicrobial properties.

The strong antimicrobial, antibacterial and antiviral properties also kill the bad bacteria in your gut. This eases the assimilation, digestion, absorption and elimination.

Here is the an useful guide on using coconut oil for hair loss. Do give it a read!

Ways to take Virgin Coconut Oil


If you are taking virgin coconut oil for the first time, start with one tablespoon of coconut oil. And work your way to two tablespoons per day. There are different ways to add virgin coconut oil to your diet. The easiest bites are:

  • Sprinkle it on your salads and fruits.
  • Pour some oil on your smoothies for a richer taste.
  • Use it to saute boiled vegetables.

Make your own virgin coconut oil at home!

If the price tag in the bottle of virgin coconut oil is keeping you away from its benefits, then you can just make it yourself. Spare some time and save your bucks!

Here is a step-by-step guide to preparing your own virgin coconut oil

  1. Take 2-3 brown coconuts. Don’t take the green ones for maximum oil content.
  2. Split the coconut and pour the coconut water in a bowl.
  3. Grind the coconut flesh using a round grater.
  4. Add the coconut water to the flesh and let it marinate for an hour.
  5. After an hour pours it into a blender and make a paste. 
  6. Strain the paste with a thin cloth and get rid of the residue solids. 
  7. Pour the coconut milk into a saucepan and simmer on medium heat.
  8. It will granulate and the oil will separate from the solids. 
  9. Do this for an hour and stir frequently.
  10. The oil will be visibly separated and it will rise to the top. 
  11. Remove the oil carefully using a clean spoon.
  12. Pour the oil into a glass jar and let it cool.
  13. Once its cool cover the lid and put it in the refrigerator overnight. This will solidify the oil and detach any residual water or milk solids.
  14. Scoop out the pure coconut oil and use it every day.

An Ayurvedic Doctor’s take!

There is no two say about the health benefits of virgin coconut oil. If you can afford it or make it yourself then it is sure to give you some amazing benefits. But, healthy living is not only about switching your oil or moving to organic foods. 

Right from the atmosphere in which food is prepared, to the way its prepared and eaten, everything matters! So, even if this healthy oil does not fit in your grocery list, there are other ways to obtain the nutrients and cut down the health risks of other oils. 

The only thing that matters is being conscious about your choices and following a clean eating regime every single day. Else, there is no meaning if you eat the best oil for 3 days and then go for restaurant foods for the next four!

The key to healthy living is balance!

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Dr. Brahmanand Nayak October 21, 2020 at 3:22 am

thank you

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