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The amazing benefits of coconut oil

The coconut palm comes from some special place in the Malayan archipelago and was soon spread by nature and people.

Coconut oil helps in weight loss. Researchers have discovered that besides coconut oil is decreasing body fat, it also produces a reduction in white fat stores.

The fat in coconut helps in immune boosting. The flesh of a coconut consists of 50% water, 35% coconut oil, 10% carbohydrates and 3.5% protein. Coconuts are a great source of molybdenum, manganese and copper. Coconut also is rich in zinc and selenium.

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Nutritional content in coconut oil:

Antioxidants, MCT (Medium-Chain Triglycerides), Lauric Acid, Caprylic Acid and Capric Acid.

The health benefits of coconut oil:

Skin Care

The content of MCT (Medium-Chain Triglycerides) in Coconut oil act as a natural skin conditioner. They can deeply penetrate and help with moisturizing of the skin. They protect the skin of environmental and free radical damage. Coconut oil also helps with anti-aging, eczema and provides sun protection.

Hair Care

Coconut oil helps in providing the necessary nutrients to your hair. The fatty acids provide proteins, eliminates dandruff and help in re-growth of the hair. Many people use the coconut oil as a hair conditioner!

Stress Relief

Coconut oil is very soothing. The natural aroma of coconut is also very soothing. It also removes mental fatigue, with gently massage on your head.

Weight loss

The Fatty Acids in coconut oil destroy yeast overgrowth, which precipitate weight gain, carbohydrate cravings and extreme tiredness. These acids are easily digested and converted into energy, which helps in speeding up metabolism and help fat-loss.

decanter with coconut oil and coconuts on green background

Immunity

The unique saturated fats of coconut oil have antibacterial, antiviral and anti-parasitic properties that help strengthen the immune system. Consuming coconut oil will reduce incidences of sickness.

Infections

Lauric Acid (found only in breast milk and coconut oil) is converted into monolaurin in the body. Monolaurin helps to destroy bacterial and viral infections like influenza, measles, hepatitis C, even HIV-virus. Monolaurin may also eliminate Athlete`s foot.

Digestion

MCT molecules present in coconut oil are very small and they can be easily digested with less strain in the pancreas and digestive system. People who are suffering from diabetes, fatness, gall bladder disease or Crohn`s disease may benefit greatly from coconut oil.

Diabetes

Coconut oil may improve insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance. It helps in blood sugar levels regulation and protects against insulin resistance. It can even prevent Type II Diabetes.

Heart Health

The fat in coconut oil does not have a negative effect on cholesterol. In fact, it helps improve your profile of cholesterol levels. It helps prevent heart attack and stroke and may even cure heart disease.

Tip: Always buy organic, cold-pressed and unrefined coconut oil!

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  1. Ava Davis March 13, 2015 Reply

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