more on today’s coconut oil post — below is an article that ran in british vogue almost three years ago wherein miranda kerr attributes her “flawless beauty” to coconut oil. it provides a very helpful explanation from an expert on why coconut oil is a superior moisturizer. . . . Also, Huffington Post posted an article today hooking you up with more 411. enjoy!
MIRANDA KERR has attributed her flawless beauty to coconut oil. “I will not go a day without coconut oil. I personally take four tablespoons per day, either on my salads, in my cooking or in my cups of green tea,” the Victoria’s Secret model revealed. Extracted from the flesh of mature coconuts, it can be consumed raw as a drink, used in cooking and baking or applied directly to the skin and hair as a moisturiser.
“Coconut oil and its derivatives have fantastic natural emollient and moisturising properties,” said Faye Layton-McCann from International Institute for Anti-Ageing (IIAA). “These help the skin to retain water and in a cleansing product, help to soften and clear congested pores and emulsify make-up.”
However, experts have warned against drinking too much coconut oil as it contains high levels of saturated fat and calories. “Coconut is 50 per cent made up of a fatty acid, called lauric acid, which if consumed to excess can contribute to increased risk of coronary heart disease. I would be very cautious about advising people to consume large amounts of coconut oil,” said Professor Mike Gordon, a food chemist at Reading University.