In the past few years, organic coconut oil has acquired a bad reputation because of its saturated fat content. However, researchers found out that these fat types are MCTs, which are known for their many health benefits.
Considering that fact, maybe it is time for you to add coconut oil into your diet. Here are other reasons:
1. It improves cholesterol levels.
Coconut oil has Lauric acid, which helps increase the good HDL cholesterol levels in the blood.
2. It promotes weight loss.
As soon as the MCTs break down, metabolism increases because the thyroid hormones and sugar levels are affected. In 2009, a study was conducted to prove this. It involved several women, who were asked to consume 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a day for 2 weeks. The result was that abdominal fats began to lower.
3. It can be used as a natural moisturizer.
Coco oil is being used in massages nowadays because it makes a great and natural moisturizer. Unlike other oils, this is easily absorbed by the skin without even leaving that greasy feeling.
4. It aids in healing sunburn.
Many are claiming that this oil is an effective remedy to sunburn. According to them, in just one application, major improvements are noticed. Although it provides protection against the sun, it must not be used as a sunscreen.
5. It helps prevent acne.
If you are going to apply it on your face, make sure you invest in a high-quality coconut oil. The Lauric acids and Capric acids replenish the protective layers of the skin and reduces the inflammation.
6. It can help treat minor scrapes and cuts.
Because of its antibacterial properties, coconut oil can be used to treat cuts and scrapes.
7. It prevents wrinkles.
By applying coconut oil in the face, the turnover of collagen is stimulated. Therefore, wrinkle appearance is prevented.
8. It slows down the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Until now, this topic is hotly argued. But there has been plenty of claims about coconut oil reverses, if not, slows down the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease.
9. It manages symptoms of pneumonia.
In a study done in 2008 by the American College of Chest Physicians, children who suffered from pneumonia, but received doses of coconut oil, recovered quickly than the others.
With all these benefits, would you be adding coconut oil into your diet? Well, you should be, so that as early as now, you’ll enjoy the perks.
Catherine finds joy in the simplest things. Her passion for traveling is equally matched by her love for animals. When she’s at home, you can find her in her room writing about her travel experiences or outside the house playing with her fur babies. Whenever she’s in the mood for experimenting, you can see her in the kitchen trying out new recipes, most likely desserts. Despite her busy lifestyle, she makes sure to spend time with friends, participating in various charity works and running for a cause.
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