Coconut Oil is the best oil that you can adopt in your diet since it is rich in healthy fats which will improve your overall health and help you lose weight. When introducing coconut oil into your diet (you can cook with it or put it in salads), you will immediately see all the benefits it gives. Some of the few are reduced cravings and higher satiety levels. Those will definitely help you along the way of weight loss. Anytime you experience cravings you can just scoop a tablespoon or two of coconut oil which will suppress your appetite.
You can easily replace your body lotion or your face cream with coconut oil and feel how hydrated and fresh your skin will turn out to be. Instead of loading your body with chemicals and artificial body crèmes, coconut oil will penetrate deep into the deepest skin layers and soften it.
The fatty acids of coconut oil when in contact with fungus, they insert themselves into the fungal membrane which keeps the fungus thriving.
However, coconut oil once inserted, it destroys the fungus eradicating it. When treating a fungus infection with coconut oil, one has to be persistent, and at the end see the amazing results.
Soothe Fly Bites
Putting a little bit of coconut oil over the fly, mosquito or any insect bite will soothe the bite.
SPF Lip Balm
Many times lips are forgotten when applying protective sun screen. However, the harsh conditions or wind and sun may make your lips dry. Therefore, mixing coconut oil with beeswax will protect your lips. It is an easy and quick way to make your own, natural lip balm which will soften your lips.
If your baby has a chapped and irritated bum then coconut oil will do the magic. Since coconut oil has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties, it is the best diaper cream anybody could wish for. It will moisturize your baby’s skin without adding any chemicals to the already irritated rash. You can also mix some Shea butter with the coconut oil for an extra softening effect.
The capric and lauric acid in coconut oil are responsible for suppressing the natural chemicals which cause inflammation in the body.
Instead of cooking and baking with refined oils or butter, you can use coconut oil which will add an extra rich flavor to your food. It is convenient for frying, baking, making cakes, cookies, dressings in salads, etc.
- Reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
Most of you have heard or know someone who has suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. Since it is an autoimmune disease it is quite difficult to actually find something which will lessen and soothe the symptoms. However, many studies have shown that coconut oil is beneficial in preventing further development or even presence of the Alzheimer’s disease. About 2 tablespoons of coconut oil a day will help.
- Lower Cholesterol Levels and Risk of Heart Disease
An excess of cholesterol may cause a variety of health issues, even though some people aren’t really aware of this and disregard them. Cholesterol can penetrate blood vessels and actually build a plague, narrowing the blood vessels, blocking the flow of blood, and causing coronary artery disease.
Coconut Oil in this case boosts the HDL (good cholesterol levels) which picks up the LDL (bad cholesterol) from the blood stream, transferring it into the liver where is broken down. By lowering the cholesterol levels, you also lower the risk of getting a heart attack or heart disease. For this purpose you should take 1 tablespoon a day.
Replace the shaving cream with a thick layer of coconut oil which will give your skin some extra hydration and softness.
It is very important to prepare your own deodorant solution which will leave your armpits smelling good, and also not causing tons of health problems at the same time. Most of the deodorants contain aluminum which is an unhealthy and toxic ingredient, so mixing a little bit of baking powder with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil will decrease the bacteria causing odor under your armpits.
Put 3-4 tablespoons of coconut oil into a hot steaming bath and enjoy!
- Personal Lubricant (not compatible with latex)
Coconut oil can replace the in-store-bought lubricants, being at the same time natural and effective as well. However, you should have in mind that it shouldn’t be used with latex condoms because it makes them lose their elasticity and it is easier to break down.
Prepare your own toothpaste which would be 100% natural. You should use: equal parts of coconut oil and baking soda, adding 1 or 2 drops either peppermint essential oil or cinnamon essential oil.
Ease Arthritis Pain
It is inflammation which causes stiffness and discomfort in arthritis patients. In fact, the inflammation is blamed as the trigger which leads to the actual disease. Since coconut oil has anti-inflammatory properties, it is essential in the diet of every arthritis patient for easing the pain and relieving the soreness.
The moment you experience heartburn you should swallow about 2 teaspoons of coconut oil which will bring back your gut into balance. Any feelings of acid reflux, heartburn or the bitter bile taste in your mouth will be eased.
Target Eczema and Psoriasis
Incorporating coconut oil into your diet and also rubbing coconut oil onto the skin where you have certain issues will lessen your pain provide you comfort and ease.
Prevent Stretch Marks
Coconut Oil works best if used before any stretch marks occur. It moisturizes the skin, increasing its elasticity and therefore prevents creating marks when stretching due to reasons such as: pregnancy, instant weight loss or weight gain, etc.
Ease a sore throat
If you want to ease a painful throat you should swallow a tablespoon of coconut oil three times a day. For some extra effects, melt coconut oil and honey and swallow it before going to sleep. The next day you will be at ease.
Just squish a teaspoon of coconut oil around your mouth and it will leave your breath and mouth fresh and bacteria-free.
Blend coconut oil with peppermint or eucalyptus oil and rub it on the back of your neck whenever you feel stressed.
Moisturize your dry, sore and irritated nostrils by putting a layer of coconut oil inside.
Melt some coconut oil and drizzle it over your popcorn.
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