We carry a product called Dr. Bronner’s Organic Coconut Oil. It is perhaps one of the most versatile products in the store and our price is much lower than you can find anywhere else. Coconut oil is great for a range of uses and we recommend Dr. Bronner’s because of its superior quality and organic properties.
As previously stated, coconut oil can have multiple uses. The most common use is for cooking. Coconuts had been bashed at times for their high saturated fat content. What researchers are discovering, however, is that the saturated fats in coconuts aren’t the same that you’d find in other foods. These fats are known as medium-chain triglycerides or MCT’s. MCT’s have not been shown to cause any negative health affects. For this reason, coconut oil is a great substitute for vegetable, canola, olive and other cooking oils. In fact, the MCT’s in coconut oil are believed to increase energy reserves.
Coconut oil can also decrease hunger. In a study featured on Authoriy Nutrition, a group of subjects were fed either foods with MCT’s or foods with traditional saturated fats. The group that ate the MCT’s on average consumed 256 less calories per day than the other group. That is a big reason why coconut oil is used to help people lose weight. Research has indicated that the MCT’s in coconut oil can improve brain function. This could be a vital treatment in persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
Besides its use for cooking and internal health, coconut oil is a great product for hair and skin too. Coconut oil is naturally good for hair and skin; you’ve probably noticed that it is a key ingredient in many beauty products. We’ve had several clients make their own products using Dr. Bronner’s coconut oil. It can be used to moisturize skin, make soft and smooth hair, and even as a sunscreen. Coconut oil has been shown to be an effective way to protect against UV rays. Coconut oil can also be used to improve oral health. Coconut oil helps kill bacteria in the mouth leaving clean teeth and better breath.
We hope you can see the natural benefits to using Dr. Bronner’s organic coconut oil. For more information, stop in and see us or call 317.253.3709.