Coconut oil: a wonderful ingredient for your health!
Have you heard of the health benefits you can get from coconut oil?
It is a natural vegetable oil taken from coconut palm trees grown in the sun – and used as medicine and nutrient source for good health since ancient times on many islands. Recently, it has become popular in the United States for these very healthy benefits, and is gaining attention around the world.
Coconut oil is considered to be the largest natural source of Medium Chain Triglycerides(MCTs). This is a fatty acid, which when digested, is converted into ketones, a special type of high-energy fuel used to nourish the brain. It detoxifies the body, burns fat, and strengthens the immune system. It can also help raise metabolism, assisting in a diet regimen.
* Strong antibacterial, antioxidant effect
* Suppresses inflammation and bacterial infection to enhance immunity
* Risk of heart disease and improvs blood cholesterol level
* Maintains a healthy thyroid function
* Preventions indigestion and improves of bowel function
* Prevents hair damage and enhances skin moisture
* Enhance the flow and the amount of breastfeeding
* Prevents tooth decay and periodontal disease
You can pour it on salads, spread on toast like butter, put some in yogurt or coffee, or sip it as is. When heated, it doesn’t oxidize so it can be widely used in cooking, including for stir frying, deep-frying, or baking.
Since it is abundant in vitamin E, it’s great to use everyday for anti-aging. Apply a small amount on your face on top of your lotion, and massage your body with the oil to help keep moisturized. You can even apply some on cotton and use it to remove your make up. Also great for avoiding pregnancy stretch marks.
It provides strong against ultraviolet rays and ocean water. You can apply some on your lips like lipstick as sunblock. As a natural ingredient, it is also suitable for babies and sensitive skin, coconut oil is recommended for anyone concerned with beauty treatment.
Used as no-rinse treatment, you can put some oil on your hands and rub into the tips of your hair, and then apply the rest of the oil to your whole hair. It can be used to improve split ends.
Apply 1 tablespoon to your scalp when dry and massage thoroughly through your whole hair. Then wrap your hair with a shower cap or towel and leave overnight. Wash in the morning.
As treatment before shampoo
Massage your hair and scalp when dry with the oil first, then wash. This is great to avoid frizzy hair.
With its anti-bacterial properties, you can apply some to your toothbrush when brushing your teeth, or rinse your teeth with it to prevent cavities (an ancient tradition known as oil pulling).
Some people might be put off by the smell of coconut in certain dishes. But no worries, there is a simple solution. The trick is to mix it with a little olive oil, which neutralizes the coconut smell when combined.
When you buy coconut oil, be sure to choose organic and/or virgin. Refined coconut oil might have better appearance but the process removes some of the benefits.
The coconut oils recommended here on our website are all non-refined, organic or virgin, so they are safe to take as food or apply to your body. Please try this inexpensive and natural way to keep yourself beautiful!