Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Mia's Review: Dr. Bronner's Whole Kernel Organic Virgin Coconut Oil [Sponsored]

It is becoming more common these days to hear people sharing their concerns on chronic skin conditions such as sensitive skin, acne, allergies, eczema and etc. These can happen to anyone from a tender age to his/her mature years, and causes can be topical irritants or internal such as environmental, food allergies and emotional elements like, stress. 

Dr. Bronner’s Whole Kernel Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
14oz $21.90 • 30oz $38.90 


Nature’s Glory is proud and happy to present Dr. Bronner’s Whole Kernel Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, made using the ancient wisdom of Mother Nature’s wondrous resources, while marrying the cutting-edge technology to augment their ingredients’ efficacy so you reap the full and best benefits. 
It is 100% expeller-pressed from fresh, carefully dried coconut kernels whose brown inner skins have been left on, resulting in a more aromatic, nuttier-tasting oil.

Nature’s Glory was formed in 1991 with the vision and mission to discover the best of Nature, for the betterment of health and lives of Mankind. Its philosophy is that Man should be in harmony with Nature. Nature’s Glory offers a range of products that are truly unique and distinguished. Its organic and macrobiotic foods, health supplements, ionic water systems, beauty and car health products are among the very best in the world, brought about by painstaking research, and with regional and international representations. Prices are very moderate as part of its health mission. The team at Nature’s Glory is committed to the excellence of health and the environment. Nature’s Glory believes 80% of health problems come from nutrition, prevention is better than cure, and selecting the right food and water helps to restore, maintain and build health, beauty and vigour. 

Coconut oil consists of more than 90% saturated fats, along with traces of few unsaturated fatty acids, such as monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Due to its high content of saturated fats, coconut oil was once demonised due to the misconception of clogged arteries, which may lead to heart diseases. 
In fact, recent studies has shown that coconut oil has various health benefits that includes:

1. Weight loss
Increasing our energy expenditure, hence helping us burn more fat

2. Immunity
Contains Lauric acid and other components with antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties

3. Lower risks of heart diseases 
Loaded with saturated fats, which raises HDL and changes LDL to a benign subtype (17, 18)

4. Alzheimer's disease
Fatty acids help increase our blood levels of ketone bodies, supplying energy for the brain cells of Alzheimer's patients and relieving symptoms.

5. Strengthens bones and teeth
Improves the ability of our body to absorb important minerals, including calcium and magnesium which are necessary for development of strong bones. It also helps with developing strong teeth and preventing tooth decay. 

Other than using the coconut oil as a food source for health purposes, there's also many other beauty uses for coconut oil, such as:
1. Hair mask
2. Body oil
3. Lip balm
4. Cuticle softener
5. Under-eye cream 
6, Make up remover
7. Body scrub (with sea salt or sugar)
8. Shaving gel

And, guess how did I use my coconut oil?

 With my newly acquired breadmaker, of course!

To make a 500g loaf of Coconut Sweet Bread, you'll need:
Water - 180ml
Egg - 1 no. (30 - 50g)
Salt - 1/3 tsp
Sugar - 3 tbsp
Bread Flour - 330g
Instant Yeast - 3/4 tsp
Coconut Oil - 4 tsp
*you may increase or decrease the amount of sugar, oil and yeast according to your preference.

Although most breadmaker will recommend that we first add water, egg, salt, sugar, oil, and then the flour and lastly the yeast, I found that doing it the opposite works much better and gives me softer, fluffier bread. 
First, I add in my liquid (water or milk in other recipes) and sugar, then my instant yeast. Adding yeast first can also allow us to make sure that we're not trying to bake bread using 'dead' yeast. 
Only after confirming that my yeast is 'alive', I'll add in the flour and then the salt, making sure never to let the salt get into direct contact with the yeast, for that will kill the yeast. 
Keeping the oil aside, I'll start my machine and let mixing commence. Only when the mixture is starting to come together, I'll add in my oil (or butter in other recipes) to give the bread a better overall texture. 


Slightly sweet with just a hint of coconut flavour, this coconut sweet bread goes well with a light spread of butter or even peanut butter or nutella. 

Dr. Bronner’s products are available at Nature’s Glory retail store or e-shop at www.naturesglory.com  with FREE DELIVERY for purchases S$150 & above. 
You can find Natures Glory retail store at 
315 Outram Road #01-09  Tan Boon Liat Building  Singapore 169074 
Tel: 6227 1318 
For more information, visit their facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Dr.BronnerAsia and https://www.facebook.com/NaturesGlorySg 

Till then,
Mia Foo

14 comments:

  1. That's a pretty neat bread maker. I love coconut oil! It has so many benefits!

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  2. I grew up on coconut oil. They would use it for everything, seems like it was the cure-all for everything that was wrong with you back then.

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  3. I was using homemade coconut oil before and really had positive effect on my skin. Now, altogether, I'm using night cream lotion before I went to sleep.

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  4. So did they DISPROVE the issues about the Saturated fats? I remember the time it was "demonized" as you called it, but was it ever disproven?

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  5. VCO has a lot of health benefits. It's a great idea adding a hint of coconut flavor in the bread.

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  6. What a perfect idea to make it with bread! I WANT that bread maker. Not for me, but for my husband. He's a sucker for bread, and wow the bread looks like it turned out pretty good!

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  7. I know that taking Virgin Coconut Oil is good for our general well being.

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  8. I believe this is true. Virgin Coconut Oil products has been in trend even in our place recently, and yes, some neighbors of ours have their share of benefits-story too.

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  9. It's my first time to see a bread maker. That's so cool! Will surely need that at home :)

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  10. Wow, so cool! Share some bread with me the next time we meet up can? I want to try! The not-so-sweet ones!

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  11. That's a great healthy alternative for bread! i love how VCO has soo much more nutirents than it's other counterparts.

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  12. a much healthier alternative. Would love to try this. Wish it's available in the Philippines though.

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  13. Coconut really is a tree of life. :) Nothing is wasted.

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  14. There's really no question about all the good benefits of our nature and VCO is totally one of em... nice that you have featured this product! atleast now we have a variety of selection in VCOs!

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