Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

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Health benefits when taken internally:

  1. Cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil is high is lauric acid and medium chained fatty acid that boosts metabolism and can aid in weight loss.
  2. Amazing for the brain health and has been studied for Alzheimer’s disease.
  3. Coconut oil has a high smoking point and therefore is a great cooking and baking oil.
  4. Due to the high smoking point this oil is ideal for deep frying.
  5. It can manage your blood sugar by improving insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose.
  6. Gives immediate energy boost after consumption. Add to shakes and smoothies.
  7. Combined with poppy seeds, coconut oil can help improve sleep when consumed regularly.
  8.  Lauric acid in the oil can also get rid of intestinal parasites, tape worms, giardia etc.
  9. Destroys viruses that cause influenza, herpes, measles, hepatitis C etc.
  10. Kills bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infection, gum disease (bleeding gums) etc.
  11. The anti fungal properties can get rid of yeast, candida, ringworm, athlete’s foot.
  12. When added with hot herbal tea (such as ginger) it can help smooth sore throat.
  13. Coconut oil can lubricate the colon if taken raw and relieve from constipation.
  14. It is a beneficial fat for the body that also increases the absorption of fat soluble vitamins such as A, D, E and K.
  15. Coconut oil is used and applied externally as a wound healer.
  16. It also helps to better absorb calcium and magnesium in the body.
  17. Coconut oil can harmonize and restore our hormones.
  18. Coconut oil is also known to reduce allergy symptoms.
  19. The fatty acids in coconut oil can increase blood concentration of ketone bodies which can result in reducing seizures.
  20. Coconut oil helps reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering bad cholesterol in the body.
  21. A butter substitute for any recipe.
  22. Coconut oil can be used for frying.

Skin and hair benefits when applied externally

  1. Coconut oil is not only a moisturizer but a natural cleanser.
  2. Coconut oil can repair dry, flaky skin and improve skin elasticity.
  3. Coconut oil also is an excellent eye make-up remover.
  4. Regular coconut oil massage can relieve eczema, acne, stretch marks and cellulite.
  5. It can also dim down the age spots if you apply regularly.
  6. Natural sunblock up to 20%
  7. You can also use it for diaper rash.
  8. Coconut oil is extremely beneficial for sore nipples of new mothers after break feeding their child.
  9. It can help smooth itchy skin.
  10. Regular application, strengthens hair.
  11. Coconut oil is used to get rid of dandruff.
  12. Combining coconut oil with apple cider vinegar and peppermint oil can get rid of head lice.
  13. It can also benefit as teeth whitening.
  14. Coconut oil can also stimulate hair growth when massaged in the scalp daily.
  15. Applied on skin it can get rid of nail fungus etc.
  16. Coconut oil can be applied inside your nose or ear to avoid infections and reduce seasonal allergy symptoms.

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