Coconut oil was earlier bundled off along with “fatty” foods and considered bad for the heart. The fat in coconut is not the same as you find in cheese or steak. It contains a lot of medium chain triglycerides, which are metabolized differently and can have therapeutic effects on your skin, hair, heart and several brain disorders. There are many other uses of this wonder superfood that will really surprise you.
Coconut oil is devoid of harmful chemicals, foaming agents and is anti-bacterial in nature. Swishing it in the mouth gives the same effect as a traditional mouthwash.
Can be used as a regular moisturizer to treat dry skin, treat fly bites, remove make up and condition hair. It can also be used as wood polish for furniture at home. Consuming coconut oil can aid weight loss, lower heart disease risk and give you an energy boost.
Coconut oil speeds up your metabolism and is a powerful antioxidant, which helps in slowing down the aging process. It is the perfect oil for cooking, which comes with antimicrobial, antifungal, antibacterial properties.
Add few scoops of coconut butter to smoothies for nutty, creamy texture and taste. Use coconut milk as a base for all kinds of pastes, gravies and curries. Bake your crepes, cakes and bread with coconut flour.
Coconut oil does wonders when consumed on a daily basis. Its long term benefits include reducing abdominal obesity, managing type 2-diabetes, slowing aging, easing digestion and improving immunity. It also helps reduce rate of seizures in epileptic children.
Cocnut oil is a great source of saturated fat. People who consume coconut oil everyday live healthier. It has medium chain tryglycerides (MCT) boosting fat burn, is a great anti-bacterial substance and is rich in ketones, which kills hunger.
Excess oil, due to sebum produced in liver, combines with blood toxins, feeding bacteria that cause acne breakouts. Coconut oil contains lauric acid – fatty acid that fights bacteria. Vit E keeps sebum glands functioning properly.
Coconut oil is soothing and rich in texture. It helps lubricate and moisturize your vaginal area, without any side effects or irritation. It is devoid of harsh chemicals and can be used as a natural lubricant.
According to Ayurveda, coconut oil is nourishing in nature, when taken internally. Hence used in emaciation, debility etc. It also helps calms Vata and Pitta, supports Kapha. It also helps improve hair quality and strength.