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Cold Pressed Coconut Oil is coconut oil that has been cold pressed from dry coconuts, commonly known as copra or kopra. Cold pressing is the method for removing oil from seeds while they are still warm. It is a conventional process that excludes the use of chemicals, preservatives, and outside heat. The health advantages of coconut are all still there in the cold-pressed coconut oil, which is a natural, unprocessed, and non-GMO product. It is among the healthiest methods of food preparation. However, the advantages of coconut oil, particularly cold-pressed, go beyond the kitchen. Coconut oil obtained through cold pressing is less refined and yet has its original, sweet flavour. Refined oils, on the other hand, go through additional processing and lose all of their nutritional advantages, flavours, and aromas. In many Indian homes, cold-pressed coconut oil serves as the main cooking oil for a variety of dishes.

Here are some benefits of cold-pressed coconut oil-

Nutritional Benefits

Similar to other cold-pressed oils, this oil has no sugar, protein, carbs, or fibre. Although it lacks fibre and other nutrients, it does contain vitamin E. Additionally, it contains 100% saturated fat, which is different from the fat in other animal products in that it largely consists of a lengthy chain of fatty acids. Additionally, coconut oil contains a lot of MCTs, which the body finds challenging to use as stored fat but simple to burn.

Includes Healthy Fatty Acids

Compared to other dietary fats, cold-pressed coconut oil contains saturated fats with a variety of health benefits for the body. Fatty acids found in it help the body burn excess fat while providing quick energy to the body and brain. Additionally, it raises HDL (good) cholesterol levels, which reduces the risk of a heart attack. Another advantage of cold-pressed coconut oil is that it contains MCTs, which are transported directly to the liver. They will be used as a quick energy source by the body, which will also convert them to ketones. Ketones have many advantages for the brain and can be used to treat epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease.

Anti-Microbial Properties

Up to 50% of the fatty acids in cold-pressed coconut oil are made up of lauric acid. Lauric acid is converted by the body into a substance called monolaurin. These two elements can eradicate harmful pathogens like bacteria, fungus, and viruses. For instance, these substances can eliminate the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, which causes staph infections. Additionally, they eliminate Candida albicans, one of the most prevalent causes of yeast infections in people.

Enhances Fat Burning Procedure

One of the most serious health issues facing the globe today is obesity. Calculating how many calories someone consumes and how many calories they expend results in obesity. Compared to long-chain fatty acids, the MCTs found in cold-pressed coconut oil can increase the number of calories the body burns.

 

Source: slurrp.com, Harshita Malhotra

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