Raw coconut oil provides you an army of unadulterated disease-combating nutrients. In its pristine state, coconut oil is, without a doubt, the most beneficial Fat known to mankind.
Many commercial-grade coconut oils are no longer raw or untouched. Mass-producing them at truly massive scales has a lot to do with it.
Quality often takes a back seat to more profits. Refined, Bleached and Deodorized (RBD) oil is a typical result of mass-production. But don't get me wrong, RBD coconut oil is still considered a healthy oil...
Plenty of people try to avoid eating raw foods - fruits and vegetables may be exceptions. But with coconut oil, which is a functional food, raw means guaranteed antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic, antifungal and antiprotozoal benefits.
Natural or untreated coconut oil retains all the Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) your body loves plus dependable antioxidant characteristics to remedy all kinds of health issues such as:
... and these are just the As... An A-Z reference of natural cures with coconut oil is an enviable showcase of health-boosting capabilities.
But how do I know if it's raw or already refined? This is a question I often get. Well, your nose and tongue can aid a lot here.
You won't always be able to tell the difference just by looking. Refined coconut oil can be just as clear as the raw varieties. The key is in the aroma and taste.
Raw natural coconut oil has a mild to intense (depending on the production process used), sweet fresh coconut scent and flavor. Refined versions are basically bland or tasteless.