Body and soul nourishment is among the things everyone aspires to, and I am no exception. Some people might be indifferent regarding the benefits of coconut oil, but it does not apply to me. I get really excited when I just think about how good it is for my body and overall health and I want you to be excited as well. Here is why.
Let’s look at how coconut oil can heal your body.
- Coconut oil is rich in necessary dietary fat it can prevent a plethora of diseases
Fat is one of the most important nutrients for your body. It creates cells and hormones and is crucial in the fat-soluble nutrients absorption. And if you are looking for a healthy fat source coconut oil is the best thing for you. Even though the coconut oil fat is saturated in most part, you shouldn’t worry about it. Great amount of this saturated fat is in fact lauric acid and is totally different in composition from the animal source saturated fat. Moreover, it’s good for decreasing your cholesterol levels and it’s healthy for your entire organism.
- It can prevent a plethora of diseases
According to numerous studies, the cultures where coconut oil is regularly used don’t develop the same diseases that our modern world abounds in. Natural medicine has been using coconut oil to treat and prevent many illnesses and promote overall health in general. We’ll list just a few examples:
- If you have problems with IBS, coconut oil can help you in many ways. It has anti-inflammatory properties and eliminates the bad bacteria in your gut
- If you suffer from thyroid hormone deficiency coconut oil can boost its production
- It’s proven to be effective in preventing Alzheimer’s because it nourishes our brain cells by producing energy supplying ketones
- If you are a diabetic, using coconut oil can positively affect insulin
- It stimulates weight loss
Coconut oil is beneficial for weight loss because it contains mostly medium chain saturated fatty acids which give you an energy boost and also make you feel fuller after you’ve eaten. We’re not saying that just by eating coconut oil you’ll reduce your body weight, but it can help a lot in the process.
- The best cooking oil on the market
Most of the oils we know and use are not good for cooking because they have a low smoke point, which means that they can start burning at very low heat and become rancid. And rancid oils are very toxic for our body. That’s why coconut oil is good for cooking; it’s rich in saturated fat which makes it medium heat tolerant.
- Healthy treats become decadent by adding coconut oil
Coconut oil has the ability to make any food taste creamy and rich. Make yourself a smoothie and add one or two spoons of coconut oil, it will make your smoothie taste like milkshake or ice-cream. For the lactose-intolerant bunch, replace butter with coconut oil, you won’t regret it, the taste is amazing.
You can make your healthy treats taste much better if you add some coconut oil. Mix some blended dates, almonds and shredded coconut and add a drizzle of coconut oil. Blend it all together and make the healthiest and creamiest cookies ever.
- Use coconut oil as a beauty product (it’s non-toxic)
Regular cosmetic products are full of toxins and chemicals which can have the opposite effect on your sensitive skin, and if you try the natural cosmetics you will soon discover they are for the deep pocketed ones. Opt for an all-natural inexpensive alternative – coconut oil. You can use it as a moisturizer, cuticle softener, make up remover and you can even brush your teeth with it (it whitens and removes bacteria).
Can you imagine that it’s even beneficial for you hair. Use some melted coconut oil (not too hot) and apply it on your entire hair length. Leave it on for 10 minutes, it will cool off and harden. Rinse it off thoroughly.
- Oil pulling is something you must try
Oil pulling has been used to remove toxins from the body for centuries. The idea is to take a spoonful of oil and swish it around in your mouth for 15-20 minutes. The lauric acid from the coconut oil has anti-microbial powers which make it the best oil for this procedure.
If you do oil pulling with coconut oil your mouth cavity will thank you. It protects the gums; eliminate gingivitis, plaque and all sorts of micro-organisms. It helps eliminate the toxins from your body, stops headaches; it’s good for your skin and hormonal balance as well.
- Clean your house with coconut oil
Forget about the chemical filled commercial cleaners on the market, coconut oil is best for cleaning shower scum; it can polish wood and loosen hinges just like WD-40. You must melt it before you use it, of course.
Advice: My advice would be to always use extra virgin, cold-pressed coconut oil if you can. Just bear in mind that coconut oil is solid on room temperature, it melts when it reaches 76 Fahrenheit. If you want to have a healthy body you must always eat high quality food and apply high quality products on your skin.
It’s just as important to live in a toxin-free surrounding and coconut oil can help you do it. It’s so versatile in its application and benefits so if you haven’t already bought one go ahead and get one immediately, you’ll see the benefits instantly.