Coconut oil has become a hot supplement recently, and many of the different products derived from this hearty fruit, such as coconut cream, oil, and saturated fatty acids have substantially beneficial roles in the body. Bell Chem, a chemical distributor in Florida specializing in the newest health and beauty chemicals, presents the roles these three components play to keep you healthy and looking great.
- Coconut oil is abundant in saturated fat, which causes many to pause since saturated fat is often associated with cardiovascular disease. However, new studies are proving the culprit in heart disease is not saturated fat as much as the fast foods associated with its intake. Therefore, this whole food’s saturated fat level proves much less harmful when added to sautéed broccoli than to cookie mix. Coconut oil is also slow to oxidize, meaning it will remain fresh at room temperature for as long as six months with no special care. Virgin coconut oil smells and tastes like coconuts while refined coconut oil loses the telltale coconut taste and odor.
- Coconut cream is similar to coconut milk but is much creamier since the water component is mostly removed. Coconut cream is a great beauty aid to use as a skin mask, hair conditioner, and body wash. Skin feels silky and soft while hair is sleek, shiny, and thicker with one application of coconut cream.
- The fatty acids in coconut oil contain approximately 66% medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), one of the highest amounts of MCFAs occurring naturally. MCFAs are easy to digest and small enough to cross the boundaries of cell membranes to be used more efficiently. These fatty acids are converted to energy in the liver without being stored as fat. This speeds your metabolism, thereby assisting in weight loss.
With its many uses, it is no wonder coconuts are generating such a buzz. Bell Chem is the chemical distributor in Florida that stocks coconut oil, cream, and other health and beauty products. Read our past blogs for more information concerning the chemicals and supplements from Bell Chem, or give the staff a call at (407) 339-2355 (BELL).