Coconuts belong to group of the healthiest and most tasteful fruits on earth. They aboundant in nutrients, such healthy fatty acids, cooper, cytokinins, iron, manganese, calcium, magnesium, zinc , etc.
It’s mostly used product is actually coconut oil, with different production methods, but still number one in the world. This oil consists of 90% medium-chain saturated fatty acids with amount of unsaturated fatty acids as well as with poly- unsaturated fatty acids.
Medium-Chain Saturated Fatty Acids Beneficial health
The main reason of MCFAs being so beneficial for health is- they are easy to digest, because body absorbs and uses these acids without any difficulties, and also brain can use MCFAs as source of energy, in same time improving brain health and function.
Coconut Oil and Its Benefits
The most beneficial type of coconut oil is virgin one. This oil is inexpensive and unrefined, easy to buy in any store or healthy shop. This oil provides following health benefits:
- Protects of bacteria, fungi, viruses, yeast, parasites and also protozoa
- Prevents from cancer cells and boosts immunity
- Improves absorption of nutrients, as well as fat-based vitamins A, E, D and K
- Protects body from free radicals’ damage- it is as a great anti-oxidant agent
- Prevents and treats chronic inflammations
How to Use It?
How to Get the Maximum of It?
Coconut Oil for Skin
Insect bites: If there are itching and burning after insect bite, just apply coconut oil on spot
Bruises: Stimulates healing process if applied directly, due to its anti-inflammatory properties
Wounds: Protect your wound from being infected by bacteria or viruses by applying this oil on affected area
Age spots: Decreases appearance of age spots if applied on the certain area
Skin issues: Reduces dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema
After shave: Prevents also treats skin irritation which are caused by shaving, without closing skin pores
Pre-shave: If applied before shaving it protects skin from damage
Body scrub: Make homemade body scrub mixing coconut oil, salt, and essential oil
Face wash: Make a mixture of equal parts of coconut, castor and almond, avocado, olive oil and wash your face then rinse it after 2 minutes
Eye cream: You can reduce puffy eyes and wrinkles around eyes by rubbing some coconut oil on eyelids before going to bed
Moisturizer: You can cover all of body with coconut oil to provide deep hydration to skin
Nipple cream: It period of breastfeeding to reduce soreness and dry nipples just soak a cotton ball in coconut oil and apply on nipples between breastfeeding
Coconut Oils for Hair
Dandruff: Massage your scalp with coconut oil to eliminate dandruff
Hair gel: Rub coconut oil in palms and scrunch into hair if you have curly hair. Those with straight hair comb with fingers.
Hair conditioner: Apply this oil to scalp and all the way to ends and keep it overnight
Hair loss: massage affected area with mixture of coconut oil, castor oil, jojoba oil, cedarwood, rosemary, lavender, and thyme before you go to bed
Coconut Oil for Dental Care
Gums: It will stop bleeding gums
Toothpaste: Combination of coconut oil and baking soda is the perfect homemade toothpaste without chemicals
Dental care: This oil promotes healthy development of teeth. This is due to its help absorption of magnesium and calcium
Coconut Oil for Health Issues
Digestion: MCFAs regulates intestinal parasites, also fungi, and stimulate digestion
Nausea: Eliminate it with applying some coconut oil on wrist and rubbing it
Bowel: This oils also prevents any bowel issues-indigestion, infections of gut, diarrhea, constipation
Diabetes: Controls levels of sugar in the blood
Gallbladder: Protects from various gallbladder issues due to stimulation bile flow
Nose bleeding: Those sensitive to weather and ones that experience nose bleeding due to this, can strengthen nose capillaries if applying some coconut oil
Lungs: healthy lung function can be promotes because this oil stimulates fluidity of cell surfaces
Stress: Coconut oil alleviates stress and fatigue -massage on head in circular motions
Circulation: Stimulates healthy blood flow if this oil is applied on skin in circular motion towards the heart
Cholesterol: Increases HDL -good and lowers LDL-bad cholesterol
Cancer: prevents skin and colon cancer
Heart: Prevents arteries damage which are caused by atherosclerosis
Kidney: Improves kidney function. This oil breaks down small kidney stones
Decongestant: Alleviates colds, allergies also. Rub it on the chest or under the nose.