Coconut oil/cream actually restores natural saturated fat levels to the skin. These saturated fat levels are imperative for growing children and their nervous system. Coconuts contain no appreciable levels of cholesterol and actually support heart health.
Many studies have been done to support these claims too. Farm animals fed coconut oil never gained weight. When this oil was replaced by soy oils, they did. In other cultures, where coconuts are a staple, they not only have thriving health, but do no have any of the health issues we have in America.
Just in case you need more proof, Dr. Raymond Peat (a leading researcher in the field of hormones) had this to say about coconut products:
“When regularly added to a balanced diet, lower cholesterol to normal by promoting their conversion into pregnenolone. Pregnenolone is also the precursor to many hormones including progesterone......Pregnenolone is a major factor that gives coconut products their beautifying qualities. It improves circulation, gives the face a lift, restores sagging skin, and reduces bags under the eyes by promoting the contractions of muscle-like cells. Pregnenolone counters fatigue, enhances memory, protects the nerves from stress and has anti-anxiety properties.”
So there you have it. That’s the tricky thing about nutrition. It’s the only science where you can prove and disprove theories. You can prove meat is good for you. You can prove it’s bad for you. The same goes for dairy and even coconut oil. The key is to try it yourself and listen to your own bodies cues. I have just recently begun using it and it’s become a powerful component of my diet and skin care regimen and I will defend it always.
** On a side note, if you’re wanting to try some of this super awesomeness in a jar, make sure it’s cold-pressed, organic if possible, and in a glass bottle, preferably a dark one.