Coconut oil: Contains a lot of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) which are metabolized differently and can have therapeutic effects on several brain disorders. MCTs in coconut oil have been shown to increase metabolism, leading to potential weight loss over the long term. The lauric acid in coconut oil can kill harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungi, thus helping to prevent infections and increase immunity. The MCTs in coconut oil can increase blood concentration of ketone bodies, which can help reduce seizures in children with epilepsy.
Studies have shown that coconut oil can improve blood cholesterol levels (like total HDL and LDL ), which may lower your risk of heart disease. Coconut oil can function as a suncreen, protect hair against damage and improve skin moisture. It can also be used as a mouth wash in a process known as oil pulling, which reduces harmful bacteria in the mouth and reduces bad breath. Oil pulling is effective for treatment of throat infections and cough.
The fatty acids in coconut oil can boost brain function in Alzheimer’s patients. The MCTs which are metabolized into ketone bodies in the liver can supply an alternative energy source for malfunctioning brain cells which are no longer able to utilize glucose for energy. Read our nutrition talk about coconut oil here.
Chia Seeds: Excellent source of omega-3, high in antioxidants, dietry fibre, iron, calcium, magnesium and protein. Low glycemic index. Gluten free and cholestrol free. Read our nutrition talk about chia seeds.
Coconut Oil: 2 tablespoons daily for adults and 2 teaspoons for children. Add to salad as a dressing or to creamy soups or to hot beverages. Can be applied externally onto skin or hair as moisturizer and conditioner. Use as mouth wash for dental health. Use as a cooking oil.
Chia Seeds: Add to juice, breakfast drink or water. Let it soak for about 20 minutes before drinking. Add into salads or soups, casseroles or bake them with breads and cakes.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Philippines
CERTIFIED ORGANIC BY: CERES (Coconut Oil)
Virgin Coconut Oil:
Serving Size – 1 Tablespoon (15ml)
Total Fats – 93.3g
Saturated Fats – 88.7g
Monosaturated Fats – 4g
Polysaturated Fats – 0.6g
Serving Size – 15g or 2 Teaspoon
Energy – 323kJ
Protein – 3g
Total Fat – 5g
Saturated Fat – 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat – 4g
Omega 3 Futty Acids – 3g
Omega 6 Futty Acids – 1g
Carbohydrates – 6g
Dietary Fibre – 5g
Calcium – 107mg
Iron – 16mg