Tuesday, 22 April 2014

coconut oil for your little monster

 

Bet you didn’t know that Coconut Oil had so many awesome benefits and uses - We LOVE it here and use it everyday, and have been enjoying all the benefits from this amazing natural resource for the past  two years. I've switched out the vegetable and canola oil in my kitchen and ditched the body and face lotions in the bathrooms and replaced it all with Coconut Oil! There are so many natural health benefits your little monster (and you) can get from Extra Virgin Coconut Oil:

Improves bone health
Your little monsters bones are growing (and sometimes repairing) very quickly. Extra virgin coconut oil improves absorption of minerals such as calcium and magnesium, along with some of the B vitamins, the fat-soluble vitamins: A, D, E, K, beta-carotene, and some amino acids. Rich anti oxidant content of coconut oil will also protect bones from oxidative stress that damages and erodes bone density. (Benefits of Coconut Oil)

MCTs
Fatty acids in coconut oil are primarily medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are shorter than the long-chain triglycerides found in other fats and oils. MCTs are more easily metabolized by the body, which is why they're found in infant formulas! (USNews)

Controls little curly cues (frizz)
Don't put to much in- you will over oil your child if you do!! You just need a very small amount to help ease the frizz in your little monsters curly cues!

Natural anti-inflammatory
 Extra virgin coconut oil can help ease inflammation in your little monster's cuts. It's the lauric acid in coconut oil, that has anti-inflammatory properties (Coconut Oil: Discover the Key to Vibrant Health by Siegfried Gursche) This is why it also helps to soothes aching gums during teething.
Helps in easy digestion
Medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) in virgin coconut oil are digested differently than other fats -  Premature and ill infants, especially those whose digestive organs are underdeveloped,
are able to absorb MCFAs with relative ease,
while other fats pass through their systems pretty much undigested. (Meltorganic)
Moisturizes - diaper rash, sunburns, dry skin, rashes (eczema)
Coconut oil does wonders for your little monsters skin. It's full of Vitamin E, which strengthens skin tissue while retaining skin optimum condition. The antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties in coconut oil (lauric and caprylic acid) ward off skin infections! (Herbwisdom)
And one last thing - if you want to make a health change for you and your family, cooking with Coconut Oil could be one of the easiest and most beneficial to your health! Coconut oil is very stable at high temperatures (along with butter, animal fats and ghee). This is ideal for cooking, as it doesn't easily break down to create harmful byproducts like most of the common polyunsaturated vegetable oils do, (Herbwisdom) including Olive Oil (great on salads, but not to cook with)!!

Get yourself and your little monsters some coconut oil-

Functional Self

MORE about the Coconut: 
Another great poster for expecting moms

We LOVE Wellness Mama's 101 use for Coconut Oil &
Coconut Oil Secret & Natural Remedies: Podcast Episode 12
Coconut milk and water are great too- full of important nutrients for you little monster! But please don't confuse natural coconut milk and water with other products that include coconut, like milks and waters "for" kids - which are all full of Sugar & are NOT a healthy replacement!

You can make your own Coconut Milk:
http://dontmesswithmama.com/how-to-make-coconut-milk/

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