Oil that does wonders
The oil derived from the favorite bounty fruit – coconut, is praised all over the world not just because of its beauty and health benefits, but also because of the great healing potential it possesses. It is a well-known fact that numerous traditions and generations have emphasized the importance of this variety of oil for treating such ailments such as asthma, flu, bronchitis, gingivitis and various sexually transmitted diseases.
Although coconut oil is known to contain somewhat high quantities of fat, it can nevertheless prove to be essential when it comes to decreasing the risk of heart disease. It accomplishes this by increasing good cholesterol (i.e. HDL) on one hand, while decreasing the bad one (i.e. LDL). This claim has also been substantiated by researchers from the Harvard Medical School.
Melt the extra kilograms/pounds away
Fats that coconut oil is enriched with, are known as the medium chain triglycerides. They are easily digested by our body due to their tiny size. Another plus is that, unlike other varieties of fat, these do not build up in the body’s fat deposits. Quite the contrary, they are known to present an additional source of energy, which is extremely important to our body's performance.
Treat your skin and hair
This oil has shown amazing results when it comes to moisturizing the skin, especially one that has been irritated. It can improve one's complexion, and more importantly, remedy one’s wounds. People experiencing problems with their lips, i.e. suffering from chapped lips, will most surely find this oil of utmost help.
Using coconut oil as a conditioner will yield some incredible results. It will not only make person’s hair more soft, but will also give it that all natural and dazzling shine. Furthermore, it will also aid a person in fighting off dandruff and flaking, once for all. All one has to do is massage it into the scalp and the results will be evident in quite a short period of time.
Off with infections
This oil is also endowed with antibacterial and antifungal properties that make it highly effective for battling off numerous infections. Recommended usage entails either topical or internal.