17 April 2016
Coconut oil is made from the dried nut of a coconut palm tree. It is commonly found on the shelves of supermarkets and health food stores. Due to its health benefits, the demand for this oil has spiked dramatically over the years. What makes it so special? Coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), a unique form of saturated fats that have been proven to have positive health effects. It is safe to eat and has a wide variety of healing properties. Coconut oil is one of the world’s most weight-loss friendly fats.
Asides few reasons that have already been mentioned, here are other reasons why you should get a bottle of coconut oil; guys inclusive. Continue reading:
Weight loss: Coconut oil has been proven to increase feelings of fullness. It will help reduce your appetite and leave you satisfied with smaller portions. Tip: Consume coconut oil 20 minutes before your meal to help you feel fuller faster.
Aids digestion: Coconut oil helps improve digestive issues. According to Health Impact News, “it is reported that about 95 million Americans suffer from some kind of digestive disorder,” and “Americans spend more than $100 billion dollars annually on digestive health care!”. Coconut oil contains fatty acids that are absorbed quicker and easier in the digestive track. Adding just a small amount of coconut oil to your diet can help decrease your suffering and spending.
Better Alternative: According to WebMD, “fans of coconut oil point to studies that suggest the MCT- saturated fat in coconut could boost your HDL or ‘good’ cholesterol”. They claim it’s not as bad for your heart health as saturated fats found in animal-based foods such as cheese and steak or products containing Trans-fats.
Hair growth: Regularly massaging your hair with coconut oil helps free your scalp of dandruff. Coconut oil is high in anti-microbial properties, lauric acid and medium-chain fatty acids that help strengthen hair, condition your scalp and help regrow hair (Dr. Axe). It also helps rejuvenate your hair and bring out its natural shine.
Pain relief: If you suffer from arthritis pain, coconut oil may just be the solution you have been looking for. It has been considered to be one of the best natural remedies for muscle and joint inflammation. It also helps relax muscles, promote circulation in joints, and reduce pain.
Skinfood: The benefits of coconut oil on your skin are endless. Use it as a daily moisturiser. Apply on your skin to improve issues such as burns, dermatitis, and eczema. Replace your expensive shaving cream and use it for soft, hydrated skin after shaving. Use it as an eye makeup remover and even try it out as a nighttime face moisturiser/cleanser.
Energy: Coconut oil gives your brain the energy boost it needs to function properly. It “is about 60% pure, thus absorbed more easily and quickly by the brain and converted directly into energy (myseniorsource.com).” This results in a healthier functioning brain and leads to better memory recollection.
Potions of coconut oil are available everywhere, locally and on the shelves in stores. You just have to be careful you aren’t buying something else.