Coconut oil has undoubtedly become one of the best all-purpose oils in the world. This oil has been recommended for several purposes, from hair to food, and even skin care. It is safe to say that coconut oil is a must have.
According to Dr Axe, there are over 1500 studies proving that coconut oil is one of the healthiest oils in the world. Using coconut oil has a lot more benefits than most people realise. Here are 5 unique benefits of using coconut oil
Coconut oil has the perfect fatty acids to help improve your hair and prevent it from getting dry or even having dandruff. After washing your hair, use coconut oil as an all-natural hair conditioner.
To get rid of dandruff and to thicken hair massage, use 1 tablespoon of coconut oil mixed with 10 drops of rosemary essential oil into your scalp, massage for 3 minutes, then wash 30 minutes later.
According to research, coconut oil improves antioxidant levels and can slow ageing. Coconut oil works by reducing stress in the liver and by lowering oxidative stress.
Also, it was discovered by scientists that coconut oil may support detoxification because of how it works with the liver. To slow ageing, take 1 tbsp of coconut oil with anti-oxidant rich berries for breakfast. You can also apply it directly on your skin for additional benefits and smoothing.
Prevention of Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure
Coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats. Saturated fats not only increase the healthy cholesterol in your body but also help to convert bad cholesterols into good cholesterols.
It helps promote a healthy heart and lowers the risk of heart disease.
Coconut oil has energy creating abilities which are beneficial for losing weight. It was discovered that capric acid shows significant improvements in thyroid function, helps lower resting heart rate and assists your body in burning fat for energy.
Improves Energy and Endurance
Today, many athletes use coconut oil as their source of fuels during training and races for long distance events. You can make a homemade energy fuel by mixing coconut oil, raw honey and chia seeds together. Simply put together 1 tbsp of each and consume 30 minutes prior to exercise.
Coconut oil is easy to digest and therefore produces a longer sustained energy and increases your metabolism.
There you have it BellaNaijarians. If you have an additional purpose for your coconut oil please let us know in the comment section.
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