Gone are the days where coconut oil was believed to be unhealthy due to misconception that excess fat is not good for health. Recent researches have shown that coconut oil is indeed good not only for skin but also for the health.
Used of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is used both externally and internally. Externally it is applied on the hair to control hair fall and improve hair texture. It is good for the skin and acts like a moisturizer and is a great choice for body massage. Because of its antibacterial and antifungal properties it is used in many diaper rash creams. It can be directly applied on the rashes for a healing affect. Coconut oil is used for cooking and baking. Many people have replaced their normal cooking oil with it. It can be added into smoothies, coffee, tea, yogurt and more. Coconut oil candies are a delicious and sweet way to enjoy coconut oil and get kids to consume coconut oil. Given below are few benefits of consuming coconut oil.
It speeds up the metabolism and improves absorption of calcium and magnesium.
It has antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties which help to boost the immunity. It has healing properties due to which it is effective on bruises and infections.
It is beneficial for the heart and helps preventing various heart problems like high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure.
It can slow down the effects of ageing. It is filled with antioxidants which delay ageing of the skin.
It is easily digested and helps in weight loss. It helps to increase the metabolic rate of the body, use more energy, burn extra fat and reduce weight.
It acts as a great alternative for vegans, as they don’t eat any animal products including butter or margarine.
It is very helpful in reducing inflammation and tissue repair. It also helps to support thyroid function.
With above benefits coconut oil is definitely becoming more popular for external as well as internal consumption. Other oils are slowly getting replaced by coconut oil even for cooking. For vegans it is becoming a natural choice. One must try coconut oil for their own health benefits.