Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of my favorite oils. It is free of cholesterol and trans fat, contains only 1% Omega-6 and is rich in medium-chain “good fats” that doctors recommend. It’s a nutritious baking oil, as well as, a delicious butter substitute on bread, vegetables, or popcorn. You can add a bit of coconut oil to smoothies or oats for a bit of healthy fat to keep me feeling full or using it instead of olive oil for roasting and stir-frying.

Coconut oil contains essential anti oxidants, medium chain triglycerides (MCT), Laurie acid, caprylic acid and capris acid. But what does this mean in terms of benefit to us? Here’s a snapshot of the healing and health benefits of coconut oil :

  • Skin Care – The MCT in coconut oil act as a natural skin conditioner. Deeply penetration and moisturising, they protect against environmental & free radical damage. It also helps with anti-aging, eczema & even provides some sun protection.
  • Hair Care – Coconut oil us one of the best ways to provide nutrients to your hair. The fatty acids condition deeply from the insides of the strands out. Providing protein, eliminating dandruff & aiding in re-growth. many people use it as a conditioner.
  • Stress Relief – Coconut oil is very soothing. The natural aroma of coconut is also very soothing. You can apply the oil to your head and gently massage to help remove mental fatigue.
  • Weight Loss – The fatty acids in coconut oil destroy candida, (yeast overgrowth) which triggers weight gain, carbohydrate cravings & fatigue. They’re easily digested & converted into energy to speed up metabolism & help burn stored fat.
  • Immunity – The unique saturated fats of coconut oil contain antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic properties that help strengthen the immune system. Consuming coconut oil regularly will reduce incidences of sickness.
  • Infections – Lauric acid (found only in breast milk & coconut oil) is converted into monolaurin in the body. This may destroy bacterial and viral infections like measles, influenza, hepatitis C and even HIV. Monolaurin may also eliminate Athletes’ foot.
  • Digestion – MCT molecules in coconut oil are small so they are easily digested with less strain on the pancreas & digestive system. People suffering from diabetes, obesity, gallbladder disease, or Crohn’s disease may benefit greatly from coconut oil
  • Diabetes – Coconut oil may improve insulin sensitivity & glucose tolerance over time. It helps regulate blood sugar levels and protects against insulin resistance. It can even help prevent type 2 diabetes.
  • Heart Health – The fat in coconut oil does not have a negative effect on cholesterol. In fact, it helps improve your cholesterol profile. It helps prevent heart attacks & stroke and may even cure heart disease.

Reference : http://www.naturehealthyconcepts.com

34 Comments Add yours

  1. I have used Coconut oil for my hair. It really works.

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    1. Garima says:

      Coconut oil is a natural way to help your hair grow longer, thicker, and faster. The vitamins and essential fatty acids naturally found in coconut oil nourish the scalp and help to remove sebum build-up from hair follicles.

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      1. wow! great insight! I just used it because my mom told me to 😛

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      2. Garima says:

        Hahahhhaha well that’s the best recommendation:):)

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      3. hehehe 😉 Yes.. My mom use to be behind me to apply oil every week on Sundays. Hahaha 😀 I really didn’t like it back then but now I understand why she did it. 🙂

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      4. Garima says:

        Yup mothers I tell you. Now more than ever we are realising how valuable they are specially during lockdown.

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      5. oh yes!! Couldn’t agree more. 🙂

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  2. Agree, i cant do without coconut oil. 💯

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    1. Garima says:

      Coconut oil is used in many natural face products and for good reason: it’s naturally anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and moisturizing. Coconut oil is composed primarily of nourishing fatty acids and is especially high in lauric acid. It also contains vitamin E and healthy fats, which help to make skin smooth.

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  3. Emma says:

    I was just curious if you know anything about coconut oil not agreeing with some, and why that might be? I absolutely loved coconut oil (topically), until it made me itch and look shiny and scaly (eww right! lol). Now I won’t touch it with a 6 ft pole, haha. I have read that it doesn’t work for some. I was just wondering what you thought about that?

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    1. Garima says:

      Oils are sensitive to light and temperature to the extent their molecular structure changes from too much light or heat, thereby becoming rancid (or going off). Once this happens, the oil loses all its medicinal properties.

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      1. Emma says:

        Thank you for your response, but I was thinking more along the lines of allergies…. I for one have eczema, so oily products cause me to experience flare ups… but I did meet a woman who told me one day that neither coconut oil or shea butter worked for her, and I remember thinking how oils so healthy in nature could be so bad for some people…. Just curious…

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      2. Garima says:

        Hmm eczema is a sign of gut inflammation. It means what you have more of bad bacteria/microbes your in your gut. I would strongly recommended excluding gluten from your diet, eat 2-4 cups of vegetables and avoid caffeine/alcohol.

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      3. Emma says:

        Thank you, I actually like the sound of that. I don’t drink alcohol or ingest caffeine, but am majorly guilty of gluten! Thanks again, I will implement this strategy and let you know how it goes 💕

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      4. Emma says:

        With pleasure 😊

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  4. ALXANDER says:

    nice..

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    1. Garima says:

      Coconut oil is high in saturated fatty acids, and saturated fat has been linked to high cholesterol levels and heart disease. The harsh processing may destroy some of the good essential fatty acids and antioxidants, such as lauric acid, a medium chain fatty acid believed to raise good H.D.L.

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  5. Wow! There’s a lot I didn’t know about lovely (love its smell) coconut oil.
    Thank you ❤.

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    1. Garima says:

      I like to too, the smell.

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  6. Coconut oil is like a well kept secret that most people don’t seem to know much about.
    good post.

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    1. Garima says:

      Glad you liked the post. Findings from a 2009 animal study suggested that MCTs, present in coconut oil, may help preserve insulin sensitivity. The review also listed the specific beneficial health effects of MCT oil, not coconut oil, in 29 studies. However, other investigations have not found the same results. This study on mini pigs, however, looked at an excess calorie, high fat diet that also included hydrogenated fats and high fructose.

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  7. dixiejackson says:

    Totally on board with the coconut oil! I keep lots of it on hand and we use it for so many things.

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    1. Garima says:

      Yes it has many benefits. It’s good to go back to nature’s gifts, after all our body is nature too.!

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  8. Rejoy Dey says:

    Good fact. But I develop pimples on my face after using oil of any sort. Any tip?

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    1. Garima says:

      If you’ve got oily hair, that oil can seep down onto your face — and cause pimples. Make sure you wash your hair each day to keep excess oil off of your forehead, face, and back to help prevent acne.

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      1. Rejoy Dey says:

        Exactly how to clean my hair? Thank you very much

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      2. Garima says:

        How do you clean them now? Shampoo?

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  9. oneanna65 says:

    Thanks for sharing

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you for reblog.

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