Coconut oil, extracted from matured coconuts grown from the coconut palm, has a unique place in the culinary space and billion dollar cosmetic industry. Its myriad health benefits has been discussed everywhere, both online and offline. Are you trying to shed off extra pounds of stubborn fat, or boost your immunity levels, or improve digestion, or suffering from hair loss or chronic skin problems? Then look no further than using pure coconut oil. Let’s quickly go through some of the benefits that this ‘miracle’ oil has to offer.

Listen to your heart – An essential constituent of coconut oil is Lauric acid that helps maintain cholesterol levels and keeps blood pressure under control. Most cooking oils we use increase low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol, but coconut oil doesn’t, which in turn prevents inflammation of arteries.

Skin care – Women who regularly apply coconut oil on their skin would swear on its benefits. Coconut oil comes as a great moisturizer for all skin type. Do you have skin wrinkles or feel like your skin sags? Switch to using coconut oil over cosmetic stuffs. Coconut oil is also known to treat several skin problems such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, etc.

Hair care –Those who apply Coconut oil on their scalp everyday will experience lower hairball as it contains all nutrients required for hair growth. Looking to give your hair a healthy, shining and lustre look, coconut oil is all you need to give a try. You will really like it as a hair conditioner too.

Weight-loss – Coconut oil does wonders for your weight loss as it can step up the body’s metabolic rate. Easy to digest, coconut oil aids the thyroid and endocrine gland to function in a healthy and normal way.

Increases immunity – Coconut oil can fight against viruses and bacteria; thanks to the Lauric acid in coconut oil that is converted into Monolaurin.

Improves digestion – Most people, particularly in the US, suffer from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).  Adding coconut oil to your diet will prevent indigestion. This is because the saturated fats present in coconut oil possess antimicrobial properties and does its best to deal with various fungi, bacteria and parasites.

Healing properties – For your skin to heal quickly after an injury, apply coconut oil on the infected area. Coconut oil forms a layer on the skin and prevents it from contact with air, fungi, viruses, bacteria and external dust particles.

Diabetics, looking to manage diabetes, must make it a point to add coconut oil to their regular diet; it can increase secretion of insulin and maintain ideal blood glucose levels at all times. Coconut oil is also excellent in treating Pancreatitis.

Taking coconut oil regularly prevents excess accumulation of body fat. It is added during cooking, baking and to several recipes such as soups, yogurt, hot drinks. And smoothies

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