April 13, 2020

How To Make VCO (Cold Pressed)

Since the beginning of the quarantine I have been experimenting on cooking food which I just usually buy in specialty stores or given by companies who'd like to be featured in my blog/vlog like VCO.  You may want to read on the articles below about the benefits of VCO  before watching the my video on How To Make VCO (Cold Pressed).

Virgin coconut oil derived through a "wet-milling" process. With this method, the oil is extracted from fresh coconut meat without drying first. "Coconut milk" is expressed first by pressing it out of the wet coconut meat. The oil is then further separated from the water.

What is the difference between cold pressed and virgin coconut oil?

Virgin coconut oil, depending on its method of extraction, can be exposed to heat. Raw coconut oil is never exposed to heat. Unrefined coconut oil is usually called virgin, or pure coconut oil. Others describe their oil through its method of extraction; cold-pressed, expeller-pressed or centrifuged is what I did in this video.

My friend Nora sent me this article by DOST...

Why not...coconut?

Ayon sa pananaliksik ng mga siyentipiko, napatunayan ang bisa ng virgin coconut oil (VCO) sa ilang uri ng virus. Ngayon ay muli na naman itong patutunayan sa pag-aaral na ginagawa nina Dr. Fabian M. Dayrit, PhD ng National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) ng Department of Science and Technology (DOST) at Mary T. Newport, M.D sa pagpuksa ng COVID-19.

Kaya alamin natin kung ano nga ba ang meron sa VCO at ito'y mabisa at mapagkakatiwalaan?

[Source: The Potential of Coconut Oil and its Derivatives as Effective and Safe Antiviral Agents Against the Novel Coronavirus (nCoV-2019) by Fabian M. Dayrit, Ph.D. and Mary T. Newport, M.D.; ateneo.edu/…/potential-coconut-oil-and-its-derivatives-effe…]

Is cold pressed oil good for health?
Cold pressed retain healthy antioxidants that are otherwise damaged by being exposed to heat. ... Most cold pressed oils are rich in vitamin E, which has anti-inflammatory and healing properties. They are also rich sources of oleic acid that help boost your immune system

Is cold pressed oil better for skin?
It is therefore better to purchase organic cold pressed oils for skin care as far as possible. Organic, cold pressed oils are substantially more expensive than commercial oils but this is because these oils are produced by heating gently at low temperatures as excessive heat will kill the valuable elements in the oil.

What is the benefit of virgin coconut oil?
The best coconut oil is the virgin coconut oil (VCO). It contains a substance called lauric acid, which is able to maintain the immune system and heart health. Virgin coconut oil is good for body health because it contains saturated fatty acid so it can increase the body`s metabolism system

Is cold pressed oil good for hair?
Cold pressed oils are rich in fatty acids including omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids, along with other phytonutrients. ... These oils act as a good hair mask and help in treating frizzy hair and prevents split ends.

How much coconut oil should you have a day?
Take 1 teaspoon per day, gradually increasing to 2 tablespoons per day over 1–2 weeks. Bottom Line: Consuming 2 tablespoons per day is sufficient to achieve health benefits, but it's best to work up to this amount gradually.

Is drinking virgin coconut oil Good?
Coconut oil contains natural saturated fats that increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels in your body. They may also help turn LDL (bad) cholesterol into a less harmful form. By increasing HDL, many experts believe that coconut oil may boost heart health compared with many other fats

May Reduce Belly Fat
Coconut oil may help reduce belly fat — also known as visceral fat — which is linked to increased health risks, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes (21Trusted Source, 22Trusted Source, 23).

In one study, obese men lost 1 inch (2.54 cm) from their waist fat by adding 2 tablespoons (1 ounce or 30 ml) of coconut oil to their diet (21Trusted Source).

Another study looked at women on calorie-restricted diets. Those who took 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of coconut oil per day had a decrease in waist size, while the soybean-oil group noticed a slight increase (22Trusted Source).

Improve Brain Function
The MCTs in coconut oil are broken down by your liver and turned into ketones, which can act as an alternative energy source for your brain (14Trusted Source).

Improve Your Dental Health
Coconut oil can be a powerful weapon against bacteria, including Streptococcus mutans, the bacteria in your mouth that causes dental plaque, tooth decay, and gum disease.

In one study, swishing with coconut oil for 10 minutes — known as oil pulling — reduced these bacteria as effectively as rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash (9Trusted Source).

In another study, swishing daily with coconut oil significantly reduced inflammation and plaque in teenagers with gingivitis (inflamed gums

Decrease Hunger and Food Intake
The medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut oil may help reduce hunger, leading to a spontaneous decrease in calorie intake (3, 25Trusted Source, 26Trusted Source).

In a small study, men who followed a high-MCT diet took in fewer calories and lost more weight than men who ate diets with low or medium MCT content

Boost Bone Health
Animal research suggests that the antioxidants in virgin coconut oil may protect bone health by neutralizing free radicals, which can damage bone cells 

Natural Deodorant
While sweat itself has no smell, the bacteria living on your skin can produce undesirable odors.

Coconut oil's strong antibacterial properties make it a great natural deodorant that contains no chemicals.

Remove Stains
Coconut oil can be used to get rid of stains, including spills on carpets and furniture.

Combine one part coconut oil with one part baking soda and mix into a paste. Apply to the stain, wait five minutes, and wipe away.

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