Universal Medicine Of The 21th Century – Coconut Oil
A few years ago, coconut oil was not so popular as it is nowadays. However, it became well-known with time in body and hair cosmetics. The advantage of this oil is that it is purely natural, that means virgin, and so we can use it on the skin as well as in our food.
Coconut oil is sometimes called by a nickname “the secret of longevity” or “the healthiest oil on Earth”. It’s no wonder, the oil is composed of acids which are known as a natural antibiotics. It also contains 50% Lauric acid which has antiviral effects and protects immune system.
Widespread use of coconut oil
Coconut oil is stable and so we can use it even for frying at a high temperature. It is also useful as a toothpaste because it whitens teeth and it can absorb all bacteria in oral cavity. It is a good substitute to body lotion as well, we can use it to treat atopic eczema, chapped skin, rash and allergies.
Coconut oil as a part of modern medicine
During the last years, coconut oil also became an object of interest to the modern medicine. It is related with production of thyroid hormones which slow down the ageing process of body cells. Besides that, coconut oil works as a good prevention against heart disease, senility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Doctor Mary Newport claims that when her husband was using 4 teaspoons of oil during 60 days, his Alzheimer’s disease significantly improved, because he was getting energy from alternative sources which was easier to assimilate into his body.*
Recipe tip from Lenka Skarupová
- 1 cup of grated coconut
- 2 tablespoons of coconut nectar
- 1 handful of cashew nuts (soaked overnight)
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
Mix all the ingredients in a blender and let the mixture in a fridge for 15 minutes. Then form bars and dip them into chocolate made from melted coconut oil and raw cocoa. Put the finished bars on a piece of parchment paper or another foil, otherwise they will stick. Keep in cold.
You can add some vanilla to your Bounty Bars. And if you freeze it, you can have this amazing snack whenever you want.
* Shaffer Lindsey. David Wolfe. http://www.davidwolfe.com/. [online]. 5.4.2016 [cit. 2016-05-05]. Dostupné z: http://www.davidwolfe.com/2-tbs-coconut-oil-60-days-brain/?c=pwf&vp=dchop