Friday, May 16, 2014

Common Questions About Natura Lova's EVCO #GoCoconut




1. Apakah VCO yang dijual oleh Naturalova adalah COLD PRESSED?

Natura Lova dibuat dengan cara COLD PRESSED DAN COLD PROCESSED. Perbedaan COLD PRESSED dengan COLD PROCESSED adalah:

- COLD PRESSED berarti pengeluaran santan dari buah kelapanya dilakukan tanpa mengalami proses pemanasan. Pada dasarnya semua minyak kelapa PASTI Cold Pressed. Karena untuk menghasilkan santan, kelapa hanya tinggal diparut, dicampur air lalu diperas.

- COLD PROCESSED adalah proses pengolahan santan menjadi minyak. Nah, ada beberapa cara untuk mendapatkan minyak kelapa ini yaitu melalui proses pemanasan (hot -processed), proses expeller (menggunakan alat, dengan demikian akan timbul pemanasan juga), proses pancingan dengan bahan kimia dan proses cold-processed artinya proses yang melalui fermentasi alami tanpa pemanasan sama sekali.
Minyak kelapa Natura Lova adalah minyak kelapa COLD PROCESSED (dan otomatis juga COLD PRESSED), karena itu kami menyebutnya sebagai Extra Virgin Coconut Oil :)

2. Apakah VCO yang dijual oleh Natura Lova bisa menjadi solid (menjadi warna keputihan seperti cream) di ruangan dengan suhu di bawah 76 degree Fahrenheit?

EVCO Natura Lova akan menjadi beku dibawah 25 Celcius dan berwarna putih susu. Tapi bila ditempatkan di suhu ruangan ( diatas 25 Celcius) akan kembali menjadi bening seperti air, tanpa mengurangi kualitasnya. Ini membuktikan bahwa EVCO kami 100% asli minyak kelapa murni. Beberapa waktu lalu, kami sempat membawa EVCO kami ke Jepang dan menjadi beku (karena suhunya dibawah 10 Celcius) - silakan mampir ke Facebook.com/naturalova untuk melihat fotonya :)

c. Berapa harga per botol dan ukuran per botol?

Bila tinggal di Bali, Anda bisa membeli EVCO kami dalam jar gelas eksklusif 330ml seharga Rp165.000,- di Radiantly Alive Ubud, semua outlet Bali Buda dan Papaya Fresh Gallery Kuta. Untuk pemesanan online, kami mengirimkan EVCO dalam jar HDPE 500ml seharga Rp250.000,- belum termasuk ongkos kirim.

d. Apakah Natura Lova menjual EVCO hanya untuk diminum saja? Atau Natura Lova juga menjual Virgin Coconut Oil untuk cooking oil?

EVCO Natura Lova digunakan untuk diminum, sebagai campuran makanan/minuman dan utk diaplikasikan di muka, tubuh dan kepala/rambut. Untuk Cooking Oil kami juga menjual tetapi karena bahan kelapa saat ini langka, stoknya sangat terbatas. Utk Virgin Coconut Cooking Oil kami menjualnya seharga Rp150.000,-/liter. Proses VCCO ini mengalami pemanasan untuk memecah asam aminonya agar titik didihnya lebih tinggi. EVCO tidak disarankan untuk menggoreng, paling hanya untuk menumis.

e. Bagaimana cara untuk order?

Silakan imel ALAMAT + No. HP + Jumlah pesanan kepada hello[at]naturalova[dot]com atau melalui message di Facebook Fanpage kami  www.facebook.com/naturalova atau melalui LINE id: naturalova

Monday, March 24, 2014

HONEY COCONUT BANANA #Recipe #GoCoconut




Cut bananas and slightly drizzle Natura Lova's EVCO Coconut Oil over medium heat. 
Mix 1 tbs honey and 1 tbs water. 
Remove pan from heat and pour the honey mix over the fried bananas. 
Let cool and sprinkle with cinnamon (optional).
Easy and YUMMY! 
*source: http://rachelschultz.com/2013/05/15/fried-honey-bananas/

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

10 Amazing Uses for Extra Virgin Coconut OIl


1. Natural Food Sweetener and Energy Booster
Mix extra virgin coconut oil with your smoothies, juices, food, even with coffee and tea as a healthy, natural sweetener and energy booster. Extra virgin coconut oil helps detoxify your body and keeps you fit and slim.

2. Face Wash and Makeup Remover
Rub on face to remove makeup without drying up your face. If you’re into the oil cleansing method, extra virgin coconut oil is great for cleaning. Rub a bit all over your face. Wipe away with a hot washcloth. 

3. Ultimate Hair Product
Work a small amount into your hair to tame it and produces well-defined waves and curls without greasiness. Do an overnight deep-condition.

4. Luscious Massage Oil 
There’s no need to invest in expensive massage oil when extra virgin coconut oil does just as good a job.

5. Spot and Stain Remover
Rub a piece of extra virgin coconut oil into a spot on upholstery or a carpet, and it will loosen the stain or item. You can mix with baking soda to make an effective stain remover. (This same baking soda-coconut oil mixture makes a good whitening toothpaste.)

6. For Babies, Pregnant Mothers and New Mothers
Apply it to your baby’s bottom for moisturizing and treatment. If you’re nursing, use to treat sore nipples. Drink 1tbs during pregnancy to help increase mother’s milk and provide energy boost during labour. Slather around tummy and thighs to prevent stretchmarks during pregnancy. Although its normally safe to start drinking from the second trisemester of your pregnancy, please consult your doctor before drinking.

7. Natural Shaving Cream
Apply extra virgin coconut oil on skin before shaving for a clean, smooth and soft finish.

8. Oil Pulling
Good for oral health. Swish some extra virgin coconut oil around your mouth for 15 minutes in the morning to 'pull' bacteria out of your mouth. Spit and rinse with water.

9. Medicinal Uses
Extra virgin coconut oil helps control diabetes and heart problems. It also helps yeast infections, vaginal dryness, ear infections, cold sores, nosebleeds, rashes, and bug bites.

10. For Healthy Pets
Mix some extra virgin coconut oil to your pet's food or just give them a spoonful and let them lick it off. Not only will they love it, it will help boost their immune system and help any digestion problems.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

SUPERFOOD TELUR #NaturalHealth


Banyak orang menghindari makan telur karena takut kolesterol. Padahal makan telur sekali dalam sehari tidak akan mempengaruhi level kolesterol kamu. Telur kaya akan mineral seperti Kalsium dan Magnesium serta Vitamin A, D, E, B6, B12 dan masih banyak lagi! 

Kandungan carotenoid-nya penting untuk kesehatan mata dan mencegah pengurangan daya lihat. Telur juga kaya akan protein dan memberi energi tambahan biar tubuh gak terasa cepat capek. Setiap orang punya gaya makan telur yang berbeda-beda, ada yang suka yang matang, setengah matang dan di Filipina bahkan yang hampir jadi anak ayam! Kayak gimana gaya makan telur favoritmu?

Monday, February 24, 2014

Top 10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Coconut Oil #GoCoconut

Woman Holding a Cracked Coconut
Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.”
Its unique combination of fatty acids can have profound positive effects on health.
This includes fat loss, better brain function and various other amazing benefits.
Here are the top 10 health benefits of coconut oil that have been experimentally confirmed in human studies.

1. Coconut Oil Contains a Unique Combination of Fatty Acids With Powerful Medicinal Properties

Coconut oil has been demonized in the past because it contains saturated fat. In fact, coconut oil is one of the richest sources of saturated fat known to man, with almost 90% of the fatty acids in it being saturated (1).
However, new data is showing that saturated fats are harmless. Many massive studies that include hundreds of thousands of people prove that the whole “artery-clogging” idea was a myth (2).
Additionally, coconut oil doesn’t contain your average run-of-the-mill saturated fats like you would find in cheese or steak.
No, they contain so-called Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) – which are fatty acids of a medium length.
Most of the fatty acids in the diet are so-called long-chain fatty acids, but the medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil are metabolized differently.
They go straight to the liver from the digestive tract, where they are used as a quick source energy or turned into so-called ketone bodies, which can have therapeutic effects on brain disorders like epilepsy and Alzheimer’s.
Bottom Line: Coconut oil contains a lot of medium chain triglycerides, which are metabolized differently and can have therapeutic effects on several brain disorders.

2. Populations That Eat a LOT of Coconut Are Among The Healthiest People on The Planet

Girl Eating Coconut
Coconut is kind of an “exotic” food in the Western world, primarily consumed by health conscious people.
However, in some parts of the world, coconut is a dietary staple that people have thrived on for many generations.
The best example of such a population is the Tokelauans, which live in the South Pacific.
They eat over 60% of their calories from coconuts and are the biggest consumers of saturated fat in the world.
These people are in excellent health, with no evidence of heart disease (3).
Another example of a population that eats a lot of coconut and remains in excellent health is the Kitavans (4).
Bottom Line: Plenty of populations around the world have thrived for multiple generations eating massive amounts of coconut.

3. Coconut Oil Can Increase Your Energy Expenditure, Helping You Burn More Fat

Coconuts
Obesity is currently one of the biggest health problems in the world.
While some people think obesity is only a matter of calories, others (myself included) believe that the sources of those calories are critical too.
It is a fact that different foods affect our bodies and hormones in different ways. In this regard, a calorie is NOT a calorie.
The medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut oil can increase energy expenditure compared to the same amount of calories from longer chain fats (56).
One study found that 15-30 grams of MCTs per day increased 24 hour energy expenditure by 5%, totalling about 120 calories per day (7).
Bottom Line: The medium chain triglycerides in coconut oil have been shown to increase 24 hour energy expenditure by as much as 5%, potentially leading to significant weight loss over the long term.

4. The Lauric Acid in Coconut Oil Can Kill Bacteria, Viruses and Fungi, Helping to Stave Off Infections

Running Away From Pathogens
Almost 50% of the fatty acids in coconut oil is the 12-carbon Lauric Acid.
When coconut oil is enzymatically digested, it also forms a monoglyceride called monolaurin.
Both lauric acid and monolaurin can kill harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses and fungi (8).

For example, these substances have been shown to kill the bacteria Staphylococcus Aureus (a very dangerous pathogen) and the yeast Candida Albicans, a common source of yeast infections in humans (910).
Bottom Line: The fatty acids and breakdown products in coconut oil can kill harmful pathogens, potentially helping to prevent infections.

5. Coconut Oil Can Kill Your Hunger, Making You Eat Less Without Even Trying

Man Drinking From Coconut
One interesting feature of coconut oil is that it can reduce your hunger.
This may be related to the way the fatty acids in it are metabolized, because ketone bodies can have an appetite reducing effect (11).
In one study, varying amounts of medium and long chain triglycerides were fed to 6 healthy men.
The men eating the most MCTs ate 256 fewer calories per day, on average (12).
Another study in 14 healthy men discovered that those who ate the most MCTs at breakfast ate significantly fewer calories at lunch (13).
These studies were small and only done for a short period of time. If this effect were to persist over the long term, it could have a dramatic influence on body weight over a period of several years.
Bottom Line: The fatty acids in coconut oil can significantly reduce appetite, which may positively affect body weight over the long term.

6. The Fatty Acids in Coconut Oil Are Turned into Ketones, Which Can Reduce Seizures

Open Coconut
A so-called ketogenic (very low carb, very high fat) diet is currrently being studied to treat various disorders.
The best known therapeutic application of this diet is treating drug-resistant epilepsy in children (14).
This diet involves eating very little carbohydrates and large amounts of fat, leading to greatly increased concentrations ofketone bodies in the blood.
For some reason, this diet can dramatically reduce the rate of seizures in epileptic children, even those who haven’t had success with multiple different types of drugs.
Because the MCTs in coconut oil get shipped to the liver and turned into ketone bodies, they are often used in epileptic patients to induce ketosis while allowing for a bit more carbs in the diet (1516).
Bottom Line: The MCTs in coconut oil can increase blood concentration of ketone bodies, which can help reduce seizures in epileptic children.

7. Coconut Oil Can Improve Blood Cholesterol Levels and May Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease

Cracked Coconut
Coconut oil is loaded with saturated fats, which actually do not harm the blood lipid profile like previously thought.
Saturated fats raise HDL (the good) cholesterol and change the LDL cholesterol to a benign subtype (1718).
In one study in 40 women, coconut oil reduced Total and LDL cholesterol while increasing HDL compared to soybean oil (19).
There are also rat studies showing that coconut oil reduces triglycerides, total and LDL cholesterol, increases HDL and improves blood coagulation factors and antioxidant status (2021).
This improvement in cardiovascular risk factors should theoretically lead to a reduced risk of heart disease over the long term.
Bottom Line: Studies in both humans and rats show that coconut oil improves important risk factors like Total, LDL and HDL cholesterol, which may translate to a reduced risk of heart disease.

8. Coconut Oil Can Protect Hair Against Damage, Moisturize Skin and Function as Sunscreen

Cracked Coconut With Peels
Coconut oil can serve various purposes that have nothing to do with eating it.
Many people are using it for cosmetic purposes and to improve the health and appearance of their skin and hair.
Studies on individuals with dry skin show that coconut oil can improve the moisture and lipid content of the skin (22).
Coconut oil can also be very protective against hair damage and one study shows effectiveness as sunscreen, blocking about 20% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays (2324)
Another application is using it like mouthwash in a process called oil pulling, which can kill some of the harmful bacteria in the mouth, improve dental health and reduce bad breath (252627).
Bottom Line: Coconut oil can be applied topically as well, studies showing it to be effective as a skin moisturizer and protecting against hair damage. It can also be used as a mild form of sunscreen and as mouthwash.

9. The Fatty Acids in Coconut Oil Can Boost Brain Function in Alzheimer’s Patients

Doctor With Thumbs Up
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia worldwide and occurs primarily in elderly individuals.
In Alzheimer’s patients, there appears to be a reduced ability to use glucose for energy in certain parts of the brain.
Ketone bodies can supply energy for the brain and researchers have speculated that ketones can provide an alternative energy source for these malfunctioning cells and reduce symptoms of Alzheimer’s (28).
In one 2006 study, consumption of medium chain triglycerides lead to animmediate improvement in brain function in patients with milder forms of Alzheimer’s (29).
Other studies support these findings and medium chain triglycerides are being intensively studied as potential therapeutic agents in Alzheimer’s disease (3031).
Bottom Line: Studies show that the fatty acids in coconut oil can increase blood levels of ketone bodies, supplying energy for the brain cells of Alzheimer’s patients and relieving symptoms.

10. Coconut Oil Can Help You Lose Fat, Especially The Dangerous Fat in Your Abdominal Cavity

A man who needs to lose weight
Given that coconut oil can reduce appetite and increase fat burning, it makes sense that it can also help you lose weight.
Coconut oil appears to be especially effective in reducing abdominal fat, which lodges in the abdominal cavity and around organs.
This is the most dangerous fat of all and is highly associated with many Western diseases.
Waist circumference is easily measured and is a great marker for the amount of fat in the abdominal cavity.
A study in 40 women with abdominal obesity, supplementing with 30 mL (1 ounce) of coconut oil per day lead to a significant reduction in both BMI and waist circumference in a period of 12 weeks (19).
Another study in 20 obese males noted a reduction in waist circumference of 2.86 cm (1.1 inches) after 4 weeks of 30 mL (1 ounce) of coconut oil per day (32).
This number may not seem too impressive on the surface, but be aware that these people aren’t adding exercise or restricting calories. They’re losing significant amounts of abdominal fat simply by adding coconut oil to their diet.

11. Anything Else?

If you want to enjoy the immense health benefits of coconut oil, then make sure to choose organic, virgin coconut oil… NOT the refined stuff.
This is really just the tip of the iceberg. People are using coconut oil for all sorts of things with incredible success.
Feel free to add to the list in the comments!

Source: http://authoritynutrition.com/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-coconut-oil/