Rapha Virgin Coconut Oil
Believers Multi-purpose Co-operatives Society, a newly formed agricultural co-operative, seeks to improve economic welfare of its members by utilizing their united funds and effort in the better taking, processing and marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables and developing livestock.
The co-operative also seeks to promote the development of eco-tourism and to encourage an appreciation of horticulture to add value to products.
One such processing venture undertaken by this co-operative society is that of the production of virgin coconut oil, which can only be achieved by using fresh coconut meat or what is called noncopra. For the Believers Multipurpose Co-operatives Society this is extracted from coconuts grown and harvested right here in Dominica.
Benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil
One of nature’s miracle foods, the oil extracted from coconuts has wide ranging benefits for individuals in numerous areas as stated in online magazine;
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- Weight loss: when taken internally, virgin coconut oil is used by the body to produce energy thus increasing metabolic rate, hence promoting weight loss.
- Skin/hair/beauty: applied externally, virgin coconut oil helps from a barrier on the skin to ward of infections. It also reduces symptoms associated with eczema, softens skin and helps relieve dryness. Healthy looking hair and complexion and protection against effects of ultra-violet radiation from the sun, are among other benefits.
- Digestion: virgin coconut oil provides a source of quick energy which boosts endurance and enhances physical and athletic activities. Digestion and absorption of nutrients such s vitamins, minerals and amino acid as well as the secretion of insulin are also improved.
- Cancer: virgin coconut oil helps protect the body from breast, colon and other cancers. Problems associated with mal-absorption and cystic fibrosis are reduced with the use of virgin coconut oil.
- Heart: use of virgin coconut oil protects arteries from injury that causes atherosclerosis therefore protects against heart diseases.
- Viruses and bacterial infections: viruses that cause influenza, measles and other illness; bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections pneumonia etc,; fungi and yeasts that cause ringworm, diaper rash, thrush and other infections are killed when virgin coconut oil is used either internally or externally. Also parasites such as tapeworms and lice are expelled or killed.
- Chronic fatigue: when taken liberally with meals, virgin coconut oil provides a source of relief for chronic fatigue and other related symptoms as well as eliminating the possibility of developing food allergies