When we started learning about and using pure coconut oil, we initially thought there were only 2 kinds—coconut oil and virgin coconut oil. Now, that research has proven how useful and beneficial coconut and all coconut products are, more names are coming up, like extra virgin, organic, refined, hydrogenated, cold pressed coconut oils. It is getting confusing for us, consumers, to decide which is the best kind of product for us and the whole family.
With all the names popping up, we want to be able to help you decide the product that suits your needs by introducing each product one by one.
Coconut oil has been gaining massive followers for its all-around purpose and tons of benefits. It has been gaining popularity, especially among those who are health conscious, and there seems to be a lot of new discoveries and updates about its uses and benefits.
In this article, we will introduce Cold Pressed Coconut Oil. What is cold pressed coconut oil?
Cold pressed coconut oil is coconut oil pressed using a mechanical method. It does not use high temperatures, unlike the normal process. This is done to retain its natural healthy nutrients. For Cold Pressed Coconut Oil, the temperature used in pressing process never exceeds 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Cold pressing produces high quality coconut oil and often done with virgin and/or organic coconut oil.
Most cold pressed coconut oil can be used topically and internally. This is mostly used in baking and cooking. Many people also use this as daily health supplement and as skin/hair care product. Our pets—cats and dogs can also take this as daily supplement.
The only downside to it is that it can be more expensive than normal refined oils, but trust us, it is much healthier.
Why choose Cold Pressed Coconut Oil?
We have one simple answer to that question—because Cold Pressed Coconut Oil is packed with healthy nutrients. We want our readers to get the best, and by far, this one IS IT.
Cold Pressed Coconut Oil contains antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. It is full of medium chain fatty acids, and substantial amounts of vitamin E, K and iron. Coconut oil can also boost the body’s immune system and help prevent diseases.
When taken as a daily health supplement, it is recommended to take 2-4 tablespoons per day. You also have a choice to either take it directly or add it to foods or drinks.
There are various ways to use Cold Pressed Coconut Oil. Another popular method is to use it topically. Many people use as skin cream, others as deep hair conditioner. When used as skin cream, it is believed to heal and soothe skin diseases.
To us, Cold Pressed Coconut Oil is much like a miracle serum. Coconut—the tree, the drupe, the leaves can be used in so many ways. That is why it is called the tree of life in the Philippines. And, cold pressing the coconut oil leaves behind the nutritious elements that make cold pressed coconut oil the best choice among all the oils out there.