Benefits and Uses of Coconut Oil
Did you ever wonder what coconut oil is good for and why? Yeah! Coconut oil is beneficial for health. It truely has great qualities. Coconut oil benefits in skin care, hair care, weight loss, treating yeast infections, improving digestion and increasing immunity against a host of infections and diseases.
Coconut oil benefits your hair. It gives you a long and shinning hair. It is highly effective in reducing protein loss. Coconut oil also treats your damaged hair. It acts as a conditioner and helps the re-growth process of damaged hair.
Coconut oils also act as an effective moisturizer on all types of skin. There would be no side effects on the skin from the applications of this oil. It treats various skin problems say psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections. Coconut oil also delays the appearance of wrinkles and sagging of skin.
Coconut oil helps in weight loss. It contains short and medium-chain fatty acids that help in taking off the excessive fat in the body. It reduces abdominal obesity in women. It makes the food easily digest compared to other edible oils. Coconut oil increases the body’s metabolic rate by removing stress on the pancreas.
Coconut oil improves immunity. It strengthens the immune system. The antimicrobial lipids, lauric acid,capric and caprylic acid which have the antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties will strengthen the immune system of the body. It fights against the harmful bacteria like listeria monocytogenes and helicobacter pylori.
Coconut oil facilitates absorption of calcium by the body. It helps in developing strong teeth and stops the decay of tooth. It reduces plaque formation and plaque induced gingivitis.
Healing and Infections Coconut oil when applied to infected areas or injured areas, it protects the body part from external dust,air, fungi, bacteria and viruses. It is highly effective on bruises because it speeds up the healing process of damaged tissues.