Benefits of Coconut Oil
The benefits of coconut oil vary widely and it is far more than just something that taste good or smells good so you cook with it. It is used worldwide for body care both internally and topically.
You should consume one tablespoon daily as a great preventive measure to keep serious diseases from entering your body through a weakened immune system. Coconut oil is antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral.
Coconut oil is hard at room temp and melts at about 76 degrees Fahrenheit.
Compared to olive oil coconut is equally healthy calories for both is 119, and 13 grams of fat.
It has medium chain fatty acids also know as Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) and our bodies rapidly convert them into ketones, which can be used as an energy source by the brain.
Treats dry flaky skin conditions such as dandruff, eczema, and psoriasis.
The lauric acid fights off fungal infections.
It treats ulcers.
Coconut oil has a higher smoking point than olive oil 275F coconut >350F.
Detoxifying your bath with two spoonful’s coconut oil plus ¼ cup baking soda 1 cup Epsom salts and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Soak.
Oil pulling swooshing in your mouth removes bacteria therefor preventing tooth decay and gum diseases.
As a sweetener in coffee creamer.
You can use coconut oil in practically any recipe that calls for vegetable oil or shortening.
Use as a lotion on your body.
Coconut oil is both anti-viral and anti-fungal so use it on cold sores and acne.
Lauric acid in coconut oil provides the protein to help stimulate hair growth and prevent hair loss.
Make homemade toothpaste by mixing with baking soda and you can add your favorite essential oils for flavor.
Massage oil you can add some essential oils.
Coconut oil is great for your pets mix a spoonful into their food daily for an immune booster and digestive support it helps the coat and skin conditions.
Aids in weight loss and boots metabolism.
Suppresses inflammation helps repair tissue.
Helps with memory and cognitive function because healthy fats are absolutely essential for healthy brain function.
It has been known to clear up and heal urinary tract infections.
The capric acid and lauric acid in coconut oil are an effective natural treatment for candida albicans and yeast infections.
Do you use coconut oil let me know in the comments section.