Coconut Oil— Nature’s Nutritional Canonball

Why you should tackle life with coconut oil

Coconut oil is one of the earth’s most incredible beauty elixirs! Coconut oil is just as good for your insides as it is your outside. From helping to keep your heart healthy to moisturizing your skin, nourishing coconut oil is full of all the good stuff. What can you use it for and how can you incorporate it into your diet? Coconut oil is excellent to cook with; it comes in a hardened form, usually in a jar and when heated becomes a flavorsome, smooth liquid. Incorporating coconut oil into your cooking regime couldn’t be easier. You can use it to fry, roast and simmer all your favorite foods and prepare a number of different mouth-watering dishes.

Weight loss & cholesterol

Coconut oil is an incredible accomplice in weight loss. The miraculous oil contains an abundance of healthy fats such as short and medium-chain fatty acids that aid in reducing excessive weight. Coconut oil is also easy to digest and it helps to maintain a healthy functioning thyroid and endocrine system. Because coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats, these not only increase your healthy cholesterol (known as HDL) in your body, but also help to convert the LDL (bad) cholesterol into good cholesterols. By increasing the HDL’s in your body, it helps promote heart health, and lower the risk of heart disease.

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Helps to fight infections and viruses

According to the Coconut Research Center, coconut oil has the ability to destroy viruses  responsible for producing influenza, measles and hepatitis (to name a few). Coconut oil can also kill bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections and pneumonia.

A luxurious skin elixir

Coconut oil is excellent for your skin. It acts as a natural moisturizer, which your skin will readily absorb. Because it’s not a mineral oil, you won’t suffer any side effects meaning it’s a great moisturizer for all skin types. It also helps to delay the appearance of any wrinkles and visible aging factors. Coconut oil also has excellent antioxidant properties meaning it can also be used to treat skin ailments such as eczema and dermatitis. If you suffer from a dry and irritated scalp then massaging some warm coconut oil into the scalp and rinsing it off will treat the skin to a moisture infusion.

Helps speed up your healing processes

When you apply coconut oil to infected areas, it forms a chemical layer, which protects the wounded body part from any external factors such as dust, air, fungi, bacteria and viruses. Got a bruise? Coconut oil is highly effective at helping diminish the appearance of bruises so give it a try and apply it to some of those unsightly bruises.

If you haven’t used coconut oil in your healthy eating regime then it’s time to get started now! Coconut oil can offer you a host of health benefits, which include but are not limited to glowing skin and hair, improved digestion and immunity against a host of infections and diseases. A natural tub or jar of coconut oil will be your new favorite health boost and cooking companion.

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