Some benefits of using coconut oil that might surprise you!

Some benefits of using coconut oil that might surprise you!

Health Benefits Of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has several benefits such as skin care, hair care, weight-loss, treating yeast infections, improving digestion and immunity against a host of infections and diseases. The oil is used not just in tropical countries, where coconut plantations are abundant, but also in the US and the UK. People are discovering the wonders this oil can create and it is again gaining popularity throughout the world. Let us look at some of the known benefits of this oil.
 
1. Skin care:

Coconut oil skin care benefits  Coconut oil is an excellent massage oil that acts as an amazing moisturizer on all types of skin, including dry skin.  Unlike mineral oil, it will not cause you to break out or become excessively oily. With its natural healing properties, It not only aids in fighting infection but also delays the appearance of wrinkles and sagging of skin. I like to think of it as mother-natures natural beauty/aging product for half the price! For this exact reason, coconut oil forms the base ingredient of various body care products like soaps, lotions, and creams that are used for skin care.
 

If that wasn't enough to have you running out to the nearest grocery store to pile in a cart full of this amazing oil, then let me tell you that it is also used as an aid in the prevention of degenerative diseases due to its well-known antioxidant properties.

 

Hair care: 

Hair Care benefits
Coconut oil helps in healthy growth of hair and gives your hair a shiny quality. It is also highly effective in reducing protein loss, which can lead to various unattractive or unhealthy qualities in your hair. It is used as hair care oil and is used in manufacturing various conditioners and dandruff relief creams. It is normally applied topically for hair care. It is an excellent conditioner and helps the re-growth process of damaged hair. It also provides the essential proteins required for nourishing and healing damaged hair. Research studies indicate that it provides better protection to hair from damage caused by hydro fatigue.

 

Weight loss: 

Weight loss benefits
Coconut oil is very useful for weight-loss. It contains short and medium-chain fatty acids that help in taking off excessive weight. Research suggests that coconut oil helps to reduce abdominal obesity in women. It is also easy to digest and it helps in healthy functioning of the thyroid and endocrine system. Further, it increases the body’s metabolic rate by removing stress on the pancreas, thereby burning more energy and helping obese and overweight people lose weight. 

 

Immunity:

Immune boosters  
It strengthens the immune system because it contains antimicrobial lipids, lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, which have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. Coconut oil helps in fighting harmful bacteria like Listeria monocytogenes and Helicobacter pylori, and harmful protozoa such as giardia lamblia.

  

Dental care:

Dental care
 Calcium is an important component of our teeth. Since coconut oil facilitates absorption of calcium by the body, it helps in developing strong teeth. It also stops tooth decay. Recent research suggests that coconut oil is beneficial in reducing plaque formation and plaque-induced gingivitis. 

  

Healing and Infections: 

Coconut healing properties

When applied to infected areas, coconut oil forms a chemical layer that protects the infected body part from external dust, air, fungi, bacteria, and viruses. Coconut oil is highly effective on bruises because it speeds up the healing process of damaged tissues.

 

 

Boosts Energy:

Energy booster  

Coconut oil is often used by athletes, body-builders and by those who are dieting. The reason behind this being that it contains fewer calories than other oils, its fat content is easily converted into energy, and it does not lead to accumulation of fat in the heart and arteries. Coconut oil helps boost energy and endurance, and generally, enhances the performance of athletes.

 

There are so many other amazing benefits we get from using coconut oil, however, these are just a few very important ways we can use this oil to help live healthier lives.