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The Benefits of Coconut Oil

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Why coconut oil is good for us...

Coconut Oil is a fatty oil obtained from the coconut and used in candies, confections, cosmetics, and much more. This oil is very beneficial for the inside and the outside of the body.

As a saturated fat, coconut oil can help increase energy. Consuming about two tablespoons of coconut oil every morning has been shown to increase somebody’s energy levels by an average of five percent in a twenty-four hour period.

Due to the acid it contains, coconut oil is a great help when it comes to fighting infection. The acid is called lauric acid, kills viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and fungi by dissolving their cellular walls. Therefore, by adding a daily serving or two of coconut oil to your diet, your body’s resistance to illness can increase, your digestive health can improve, and ulcers of the stomach lining could begin to heal thanks to the help of coconut oil.

The chemical compounds that coconut oil has have a positive effect on several brain disorders, mostly epilepsy and Alzheimer’s. Therefore, coconut oil can help normalize brain function.

Coconut oil is also known to decrease hunger and assist with weight loss. The reason for this is because when eaten every day, a serving or two of coconut oil is proven to help you feel full faster, avoid overeating, snack less between meals, and lose weight. By  improving digestion, coconut oil could help make it much easier to reduce your daily caloric intake and lose weight at a healthy rate. It could also reduce stress and anxiety, which are two of the leading causes of excess belly fat.

Coconut oil contains a saturated fat that despite popular myths may reduce the risk of heart disease. It does this by helping reduce the plaque build-up in arteries, improves the thickness of blood, it aids an antioxidant in the bloodstream, and further diminishes the risk of heart disease.

As far as skin goes it heals damaged skin, reduces signs of aging, reduces cellulite, and fades stretchmarks. Coconut oil is a wonderful and natural moisturizer. It can even be used to prevent or heal microbial and fungal skin infections, such as cracked heels and acne. Don’t hesitate to use it on your cuticles.

The last beneficial reason we will address is hair health. Much like what it does for the skin, coconut oil also protects hair from sun damage and dehydration. It can also be used to reduce or eliminate dandruff and other scalp irritations.

The best part about coconut oil is its affordability. ITS CHEAP! So go run out and get some now!

 

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