(NaturalNews) Coconut oil is one of the most widely-applicable superfoods available today. Taken internally, its nutritional profile of healthy fatty acids is truly astounding. Promising research has already been completed and published concerning coconut oil's ability to help protect cognitive function and even help prevent symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer's (http://www.naturalnews.com/035045_coconut_oil_Alzheimers_brain_functi...
Used topically, coconut oil helps smooth and nourish the skin. It's a key ingredient in high-end facial treatments and organic cosmetics, and it's even widely used as a natural food-based personal lubricant.
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An incredible preparedness food and first aid ingredient
Beyond its nutritive qualities, coconut oil is an amazing preparedness food
. Why? Because it's extremely dense in calories, plus it tastes delicious while enhancing health.
In colder climates, coconut oil can literally deliver the calories you need to fire up your "internal burners" and stay warm. It mixes easily with any soup, any pasta, any smoothie and almost any bread or baking recipe. If you already have some stored food for emergency preparedness, adding coconut oil to your mix will make everything else taste more delicious. It's a smart source of portable, high-density calories that are actually good for you. Eating coconut oil
also makes you feel more satiated so you eat less food overall. It's a healthy oil for people concerned with controlling blood sugar, too.
On the first aid front, coconut oil can be blended with medicinal herbs and melted beeswax to make skin creams and healing salves. It can be used to make lip balms, first aid creams and even hair restoration treatments. It is arguably one of the single most widely useful natural food substances available anywhere.
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I personally consume about a gallon of coconut oil every two months. (I use it in smoothies, mostly, but also occasionally in cooking).
At these prices, I recommend acquiring a six-month supply for your family, because the savings are truly substantial. Depending on how much coconut oil
you plan to use, a six-month supply might only be a few jars, or it might be 2-3 gallons if you use as much as I do.
I recommend you refrigerate the coconut oil to give it enhanced shelf life. At normal (summer time) room temperatures, coconut
oil is liquid, but in the refrigerator it becomes a semi-solid. Be careful not to get so much that you can't properly refrigerate it.
Enjoy your coconut oil!
About the author: Mike Adams is a natural health author and award-winning journalist with a passion for teaching people how to improve their health He has authored more than 1,800 articles and dozens of reports, guides and interviews on natural health topics, and he has authored and published several downloadable personal preparedness courses including a downloadable course focused on safety and self defense. Adams is an independent journalist with strong ethics who does not get paid to write articles about any product or company. In mid 2010, Adams produced TV.NaturalNews.com, a natural health video sharing website offering user-generated videos on nutrition, green living, fitness and more. He also launched an online retailer of environmentally-friendly products (BetterLifeGoods.com) and uses a portion of its profits to help fund non-profit endeavors. He's also a noted pioneer in the email marketing software industry, having been the first to launch an HTML email newsletter technology that has grown to become a standard in the industry. Adams also serves as the executive director of the Consumer Wellness Center, a non-profit consumer protection group, and regularly pursues cycling, nature photography, Capoeira and Pilates. Known on the 'net as 'the Health Ranger,' Adams shares his ethics, mission statements and personal health statistics at www.HealthRanger.org
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