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Coconut Oil; benefits and why you should use it.

Coconut oil is a superfood with great energy and strength in cooking, natural remedies, beauty recipes and usage around the home. Its composition includes, Lauric acid (Over 50% of the fat in coconut oil is lauric acid), Capric acid, Caprylic acid, Saturated and unsaturated fatty acids,Vitamin E, vitamin K, and iron, with Antifungal, Antibacterial and Antiviral properties, which makes it beneficial for hormone and immune support. Its unique fats supports the body’s natural hormonal production. In fact, coconut oil is the richest source of Lauric acid, a subsequent to breastmilk that helps fight irritation and infection in the stomach. Coconut oil’s concentration of beneficial fats makes it helpful for digestion and its properties makes it great for skin as well. Since its natural antioxidant properties make it great for reducing wrinkles and skin irritation, a lot of people use it as a natural moisturiser.

In addition, coconut oil unique fat composition makes it especially beneficial for certain hair types, if not all. This nourishing oil provides the essential proteins required for healing damaged hair. An exceptional reason why it has been used in hair for centuries. It is an excellent conditioner and helps the re-growth process of damaged hair. Therefore, it can be used as a hair mask, hot oil treatment, or in homemade hair products for maintaining beautifully growing hair. Also, it is a nutritional stable oil that doesn’t turn sour or break down easily at high temperatures as compared to other consumable oils. It is superb for cooking, particularly for frying eggs, stir fries and baked foods, as the antimicrobial properties assist in fighting various bacteria, fungi, and parasites that can cause indigestion. Cold pressed, unprocessed coconut oil for cooking contains short and medium-chain fatty acids that help in removing excessive weight owing to easy digestion, by taking off pressure on the pancreas to increase the body’s metabolic rate, which therefore reduces abdominal obesity especially in women.

Something to remember, it helps in treating various skin problems and infections, which includes and not limited to, psoriasis, dermatitis, nappy rash and eczema, and even with a chronically dry scalp, it helps to prevent dandruff, lice eggs and lice. It also helps in preventing kidney and gall bladder diseases and helps dissolve kidney stones. The human body converts Lauric acid into Monolaurin, which research has supported as an effective way to deal with viruses and bacteria that cause diseases like Herpes, Influenza, Cytomegalovirus, and even HIV.

In a nut shell, spending your hard earned money on buying coconut oil for either external or oral use, will be beneficial to your body, hair and skin, as it is a great source of healthy fats for meals, which aids hormone and immune support, mental boost, stress relief and diabetes. Pick up a bottle when next you go grocery shopping and make it a lifestyle.
Thank me later.

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