Today there are many products that are coconut based such as coconut water, coconut butter, coconut milk, coconut flour, coconut cream, coconut soy sauce, coconut shreds and coconut oil.
What makes coconut so healthy is the fact that it is really high in healthy fatty acids. What makes up to 90% of coconut oil are the medium-chain saturated fatty acids. The rest are mono-unsaturated fatty acids and poly-unsaturated fatty acids.
Why is this important? Well because the medium-chain saturated fatty acids can be used as energy source by the brain. The best thing about them is that they are very easy to digest, absorb and utilize by our bodies.
You should use virgin coconut oil because that it is unrefined and plus it is 100% natural. It can be found almost in any markets and it is not that expensive. And the best and most important thing is that it is really delicious.
The virgin coconut oil has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and antioxidant properties which means it is effective in the cases with parasites, viruses, fungi, it can protect you from free-radical damage, etc. It is a good source of vitamin A, D, E and K. It has even anti-carcinogenic properties which means that it will enhances your immune system and it can prevent the spread of cancer cells.
You can use coconut oil even for personal hygiene, for your body and in general for the overall health
In this article you will read about how you can use the coconut oil for those purposes.
- Makeup remover – Just dab a cotton swab into a coconut oil, and you will be really happy with the results.
- Skin problems such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis can be relieved with the help of coconut oil.
- Sun burn relief – On the affected area rub a little bit of coconut oil.
- Burns – immediately after the burn you should apply coconut oil on the area and to repeat that until the burn is completely healed.
- Dandruff – just wash your hair and scalp with some coconut oil.
- Face wash/soap – All you will have to do is to mix equal parts of coconut oil with castor oil, olive oil, avocado oil and almond oil. Instead of the regular soap, you should wash your face with this mixture. Rub, leave it for around 2 minutes, and at the end rinse.
- Deodorant – The coconut oil itself can be a replacement for the common deodorants filled with chemicals, but it is even better if you combine it with baking soda and cornstarch/arrowroot powder.
- Bug bites – With the help of coconut oil you can stop the burning sensation and the itching that was caused due to bug bite. All you will need to do is to directly apply coconut oil on the affected area.
- After shave – Your skin can heal much faster with the help of coconut oil.
- Bruises – The coconut oil can speed up the healing process because it will reduce the redness and swelling. All you will need to do is to apply coconut oil directly on the bruise.
- Age spots – You can solve the problem with age spots with applying coconut oil directly on the affected area.
- Chapstick–Watch the video.
- Massage oil – do we really need to explain here?
- Pre-shave – you can protect yourself from the pending damaged that is caused due shaving with the help of coconut oil.
- Cold and flues.
- Diabetes – it can solve the problem with cravings because it will keep the blood sugar levels under control.
- Cholesterol – the good cholesterol is improved and the bad cholesterol is reduced.
- Heart disease – You can protect your arteries with the help of coconut oil.
- Lung disease.
- Stomach ulcers.
- Liver disease.
- Menstrual relief.
- Ear infection – In order to relieve the pain from the ear infection you should put a couple of drops of coconut and garlic oil in the ear, twice on a daily basis.
- Herpes – It should be taken internally and applied tropically.
- Bowel function.
- Acid reflux/ingestion – you should take the coconut oil after your meal.
- Weight loss – since the coconut oil is the solution for the cravings, then that can lead to weight loss.
- Bones and teeth –What leads to a better development of bones and teeth is the fact that coconut oil help with the absorption of magnesium and calcium.
- Gum health – You can get two for one health benefit with oil pulling with coconut oil.
- Cancer – studies proved that it can be really effective in the cases with colon cancer and breast cancer.
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