Coconut is one of the healthiest foods. The benefits of Coconut oil are much more than you can even imagine! A truly rich and highly nutritious superfood, this oil can be used for hair care to skincare and from treating infections to improving digestion. Coconut oil plays a vital role not only in India but also finds acceptance amongst the Europeans, Canadians, Australians, and the Americans.
Thanks to its wonderful properties, people the world over are slowly realizing its importance and benefits. Here are a few to make a note of!
Coconut oil’s contribution to healthy hair doesn’t need any introduction! While many apply this nutritious oil directly to the scalp, many others prefer Coconut oil enriched shampoos and conditioners along with dandruff relief creams. Regular massage of Coconut oil ensures a dandruff-free scalp for it nourishes the scalp in depth. It also helps to keep the hair free from lice and lice eggs.
Coconut oil plays a very effective role in treating an irritable bowel syndrome. Along with controlling the spread of bacteria and fungi that cause indigestion, Coconut oil also helps in the quick absorption of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals.
A hot Coconut oil massage provides instant relief to aching knees and joints. Applying slightly warm Coconut oil to the hair eliminates mental fatigue and offers immediate relief from a niggling headache.
Treatment of Arthritis
Thanks to its high antioxidant content, Virgin Coconut oil plays an important role in the treatment of arthritis.
Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer; face cleaner, and sun protector. Its fatty acids help reduce inflammation (internally and externally) thereby doing wonders for almost all skin types. Along with this, it also helps to reduce the symptoms of eczema. To naturally slow down the ageing process, take one tablespoon of Coconut oil with berries for breakfast.
Dealing with Osteoporosis
Free radicals and oxidative stress mainly cause osteoporosis. The high level of antioxidants in Coconut oil helps to fight these free radicals and therefore makes it a valid natural choice in the treatment of osteoporosis. Coconut oil is also known to decrease bone loss due to osteoporosis.
Since it is a low-carbohydrate oil, it is instrumental in losing weight too. It helps to burn fat and calories and is particularly useful in losing belly fat.
Coconut oil does wonders for your hormones too! Studies suggest that this is an excellent oil to consume especially during the menopause period and it is also known to have a positive effect on the estrogen levels. Besides the oil format, you can also consume other forms of coconut such as coconut water and coconut butter.
Oil pulling is a process wherein coconut oil is used as a mouthwash. This process helps to kill the harmful bacteria in the mouth, improve overall dental health, and reduce bad breath. This process also helps to heal periodontal disease.