Do you suffer from Dry Skin?
If you happen to be suffering from dry skin this winter try adding into your diet yellow-orange fruits and vegetables such as yellow squashes, mangoes and papayas. Supplements such as evening primrose oil and omega-3 oils such as fish oil, flaxseed oil, or coconut oil can also help combat dry, itchy skin. Please check with your doctor first before adding any supplements into your current diet.
Coconut oil/butter is a saturated fat with a great history as a medicinal food. Ayurveda has long extolled the virtues of coconut butter and coconut plant foods. Although some people believe that saturated fat is not healthy, coconut butter is not only healthy but possibly one of the most healthy fats on the planet. When raw or relatively unprocessed, it has a multitude of healing powers. Over 50 percent of coconut’s saturated fat is lauric acid, a rare acid found in breast milk. Unlike, animal-based saturated fats, raw coconut butter has many medium-chain fatty acids, which can be metabolized quickly and efficiently by the human body. Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal.