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Virgin Coconut Oil
Tuesday, August 08, 2006

In the photo is a bottle of Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) given to me by a friend. She told me to try it by taking about 1 tablespoon everyday in order to attain its benefits. She said that it improved her overall well being since she started taking it. That prompted me to read more about VCO.
Actually, 1 tablespoon per day is not enough. In order to build our immune system we should be taking around 3 to 4 tablespoons of VCO per day. Studies show that VCO contains lauric acid which is responsible for its anti-microbial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties. This is why it is used for treatment of a variety of disorders. It is also believed to increase the body's metabolism thereby making you slimmer despite intake of fats present in VCO. Unlike other fats, VCO is not stored as fat and does not increase the blood cholesterol level.
There are plenty of coconut here in the Philippines. By using coconut as an ingredient to our food, I think there is no more need for us to buy the commercial one since most of these products use the refined coconut oil.
posted by Amelyn R. Rafael,MD @ 4:56 PM  
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