My love for cooking started in our home when my grandmother would simply teach us how to slice an onion or pound a garlic clove. During the course of my cooking experiences, I have used several products and ingredients to perfect a dish. I have failed. I have succeeded. I have consulted professional advice from chefs that I personally know and relatives who are also passionate in cooking. Sometimes, I just simply head on to Google when I need to research on food.
But there’s one product that has stood the test of time that actually needs no further introduction. I would normally see this in houses, restaurants with open kitchens or even in the smallest of small eateries. The product? Minola Coconut Oil. Up until now, Minola has always been a household name.
If you are an 80’s baby, I am quite sure you are also familiar with Minola’s very popular jingle which is sung to the tune of the ’80s hit, “My Sharona”. Remember how the jingle goes? “Ma-ma-ma-my MINOLA”!
We all know that for the past 50 years, Minola Coconut Oil has been one of the leading brands of coconut oil and is still going strong!
Did you know that there was a time way back in the ’70s when many have tried to steer clear of coconut oil believing that it was unhealthy? This was simply caused by black propaganda spread by the corn and soy oil industry. This propaganda claimed that coconut oil contained saturated fat and should be avoided by consumers.
In the early 2000s, people started to question the baseless claims of the propaganda and finally re-investigated the benefits of coconut oil. Thankfully, by way of thorough research, the wrongful claims have been disproven. Not only that… through further study it has been discovered that coconut oil actually has so many health benefits.
Here are a few advantages and benefits why you should use coconut oil:
1. You can use it to care for your hair.
2. It is an inexpensive product for your skin.
3. Cholesterol level maintenance.
4. Relieves you from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure and diabetes among others.
But one of the most notable advantages of coconut oil is its ability to fight viruses and bacteria. This immunity-boosting benefit and the other benefits mentioned above can be attributed to the presence of LAURIC in coconut oil.
Lauric oil is the same substance found in mother’s milk. It is a medium-chain fatty acid. Pure coconut oil contains about 50% lauric acid. When lauric acid is present in the body, it is converted into monolaurin, a monoglyceride compound which exhibits antiviral, antimicrobial, antiprotozoal and antifungal properties. It acts by disrupting the lipid membranes in organisms like fungus, bacteria and viruses, thus destroying them.
Minola Coconut Oil is rich in LAURIC OIL that helps fight viruses and bacteria. So, constant use of Minola Cooking Oil will help boost your family’s immunity because it is “MINOLAURIC”. They now have Minola Margarine which can be used as a spread on toasted bread.
With Minola, you can serve healthy dishes to your family and friends and ensuring their good health at the same time because of the benefits of coconut oil. All these valuable advantages without spending a whole lot, too.
So, watch out for my simple yet healthy recipe coming very soon using Minola Coconut Oil and Minola Margarine!
Minola is in partnership with the coconut industry’s leading organizations such as Philippine Coconut Authority, United Coconut Association of the Philippines and Coconut Oil Refiners Association in promoting the benefits of coconut oil.