Coconut oil has been getting a lot of press lately, but it actually is a super food that lives up to all the hype.
It genuinely is the Swiss Army Knife of oils.
It has a raft of proven health benefits that can make a big difference to your quality of life.
Study after study has demonstrated the health benefits of coconut oil. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should be using a little coconut oil every day:
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#1 – Promotes Healthy, Shiny Hair.
Using coconut oil on wet hair instead of an expensive conditioner will make your hair soft and shiny, as well as strengthen your hair to prevent damage.
Rubbing a little oil into your scalp can eliminate dry scalp and dandruff problems.
Using it will even protect the scalp and hair from lice and other pests!
For those who color treat their hair, use hot curlers, straighteners, or live in a hot and dry climate… your hair can get stressed and damaged easily.
Switch from conditioner to coconut oil and you will see a dramatic change in the health of your hair.
Using on your hair during the winter months can also prevent the static charges that come from being indoors in a heated room all day.
#2 – Generates Healthy Skin.
Our skin is our body’s largest organ, yet it is often the most neglected.
This can be easily changed.
Your skin will love it when you start using coconut oil.
When you ingest it, the antioxidants in the oil will fight the free radicals in your body (which can cause skin damage over time).
Applying coconut oil directly to your skin (as a substitute for a moisturizer or lotion), can give you the soft skin you want without the drying effects of lotion.
Applying to the face fights discolorations, lines and wrinkles and is safe to use on the delicate skin around your eyes.
Use it instead of harmful makeup removers, and your skin will be smooth and soft (rather than dry and brittle), after removing your makeup.
Don’t forget that it makes a great after-sun lotion too!
#3 – Helps with Healthy Digestion.
Do you have digestive problems, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?
If so, adding coconut oil to your diet will assist in regulating the balance of microorganisms in your digestive system, and help you gain regular digestive function.
Replacing butter and other fats with coconut oil will provide the relief that you are looking for from symptoms like bloating, indigestion, cramping and other digestive ailments.
#4 – Keeps your Heart Healthy.
Coconut oil is good for your heart. It’s high in healthy cholesterol which can benefit your heart and reduce the amount of unhealthy cholesterol in the body. When you use it for cooking or take it as a supplement each day your heart will be stronger and it will be easier for your heart to fight off damage and disease.
#5 – Healthy Way to Lose Weight.
For many years we were pushed towards low fat diets for weight loss.
But those diets always failed us.
Because healthy fats are obviously an essential part of healthy nutrition.
Your body needs fat for fuel and a number of important processes.
The key is to incorporate healthy fats like pure coconut oil into your diet.
Pure coconut oil is easily and efficiently broken down by the human body.
Just adding a small amount of the healthy fat from coconuts will provide the rich, sweet taste we crave, while giving your body the fuel it needs to function properly. Kick-starting your metabolism, helping you lose weight naturally.
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