9 Incredible Health Benefits of Using Coconut Oil

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By Hot Health August 17, 2016 20:52
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9 Incredible Health Benefits of Using Coconut Oil

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9 Incredible Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Do you feel tired, lethargic and low on your metabolism all the time? Do you find it hard to lose weight and suppress your cravings for food?  Are you struggling with your cholesterol levels? What about your skin – do you have dry skin, eczema, scaly patches or prominent wrinkles? Well, perhaps you need to take a good hard look at coconut oil. Read on for the 9 incredible health benefits of coconut oil!

Coconut Oil Benefits

 

#1. Faster Hair Growth and Better Hair Health

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Coconut oil for hair. Who doesn’t want a full and thick head of hair? But great hair is a luxury to many of us – 40 million adult males in the United States suffer from Male Pattern Baldness. Coconut oil has been used by several different cultures around the world for over a thousand years for hair health. It is known to improve the hair cuticle and nourish the scalp. Coconut oil repairs the damaged hair shaft and helps with faster hair growth.

 

#2. Anti-Aging Benefits

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One of the things that contribute to faster aging in people is the presence of toxins in the body. Toxins generate free radicals, which cause wrinkles to appear.  Adding coconut oil to your diet protects you from the effects of free radicals and slows down the aging process. It is also a natural moisturizer and keeps the skin young and fresh.

 

#3. Good for Cooking

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Unlike other types of vegetable oils, coconut oil does not get rancid when heated. When vegetable oils turn rancid, they contribute to an increase in bad cholesterol. That’s why you should consider using coconut oil for your cooking. It adds taste to your food as well.

 

#4. Excellent Anti-Oxidant

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Coconut is a natural fruit, and like all fruits, it too has natural anti-oxidant properties. Adding coconut oil to your diet builds your immune system, helps you fight viruses and disease. According to the American College of Chest Physicians, it helps patients suffering from pneumonia recover in quick time. It is is also given to patients suffering from urinary tract infections.

 

#5. Consists of Healthy Fat, Reduces Cholesterol Levels

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Coconut oil consists of healthy fat or saturated fat, which is good for your health and reduces your cholesterol levels significantly. That’s why it is recommended to patients suffering from high blood pressure. Also, there are many medical professionals who are of the opinion that taking it regularly prevents heart disease.

 

#6. Faster Fat Loss

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Coconut oil has well known weight loss benefits. It fights obesity by bringing down cholesterol levels, regulating metabolism and reducing your constant cravings for food. It consists of healthy fat or saturated fats, which send a signal to the brain that you are full, so this stops your hunger pangs.

 

#7. Absorbs Calcium and Magnesium.

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Coconut oil is of a real help to those who are suffering from osteoporosis. It helps the body absorb calcium and magnesium. As we get older, it becomes harder for the body to absorb these minerals, which affects the bone density – that’s why taking coconut oil is so important.

 

#8. Good for the Skin, Natural Moisturizer

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Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer and is used in shampoos and lotions. It protects the skin from free radicals and keeps it fresh and young at all times. Applying it to the skin nourishes it as coconut oil is a rich resource of vitamin E which is essential for the skin.  The anti-oxidant properties are also very useful for the skin.

 

#9. Used in Antiseptic Creams

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Coconut oil is used in antiseptic creams to heal cuts, burns and skin rashes, and does so faster than any other solution. It can be used as a natural sunscreen too, as it blocks the sun’s UV radiation from causing damage to the skin.

 

There are no known harmful side effects associated with coconut oil. It is one of Mother Nature’s most precious gifts. We hope you enjoyed the article and found the information given here on the 9 incredible health benefits of coconut oil useful.

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By Hot Health August 17, 2016 20:52
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