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The Many Benefits of Coconut Oil

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On our beautiful tropical country, coconut is no stranger to us. We have seen it in forms like fragrant coconut milk, crunchy coconut shavings, refreshing coconut drink, sweet coconut candy and of course coconut oil.

Coconut oil especially extra virgin coconut oil poses many health and physical benefits to our body. Separated from the mixture of coconut milk and coconut water, coconut oil has virtually no proteins and carbohydrates left in it which makes it a good choice of saturated fat.

So, what about coconut oil and its many benefits?

1. It is a natural hair care

Coconut oil is known to be a natural hair conditioner as well as aiding in both hair growth and dandruff care. What dandruff shampoo, what hair fall shampoo? Just rub some coconut oil on your scalp and your hair will flow, shine and grow healthily!

2. It is a natural skin care

For most of us living in tropical countries, we find that the humid weather gives us all these eczema in forms of dry skin and even rash. Well, your solution is pretty simple now. Try massaging some coconut oil into your skin every day and you will see noticeable results as coconut oil is a natural skin moisturizer that even works with aging skin!

3. It is a natural fat

Because coconut oil is dense in medium-chained fatty acid (MCFA), it almost has little to no negative effect with cholesterol thus making it a suitable source of fat for people with health problems like heart disease, high cholesterol and diabetes. You can easily substitute it as your regular cooking oil or simply just drink a tablespoon of it.

4. It is a natural health benefit

In reference and addition to the above, coconut oil is an overall plus point to our body. Prior to its basis of being an MCFA, coconut oil is said to aid in weight loss because the fats are converted into energy thus improving metabolism. On top of that, it also increases your immunity with its lauric acid, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Oh the abundance!

 

With just ONE part of a coconut – extracted and processed – it’s hard to believe so many advantages can be added to our health. Extra virgin coconut oil is usually recommended so, go forth and embrace in the tropical paradise of coconut oil.

 

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