A+ A A-

An Incredible Superfood: The Many Benefits of Coconut Oil

coconut_oil

Elizabeth Renter

If you haven’t noticed lately, the western world is on a bit of a coconut oil kick. It’s in all the popular blogs—from nutrition to hair care—and it’s no longer difficult to find a few different varieties of the oil in normal grocery stores. This is a good thing. Coconut oil should have never been demonized, as it was, and deserves a top spot in the natural health world.

Vilified Coconut Oil

Several decades ago, coconut oil was vilified. It was made to look like the “bad guy” in comparison with its competitors from the corn and soy industries. They were successful in their campaign to squash the coconut oil competition by highlighting it’s saturated fat content and tying that to heart disease. Now, however, coconut oil and its medium chain triglycerides (saturated fats) are back on top and being recognized for numerous health benefits.

The health benefits of coconut oil are amazing; the oil possesses antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-bacterial, and antioxidant properties. The lauric, capric and caprylic acids within the oil are credited with many of these benefits. It’s the lauric acid, for instance, that is converted into monolaurin which in in turn fights the bugs associated with herpes, giardia, listeria, influenza, and even HIV.

Coconut oil benefits truly are many, and it doesn’t take much. Just a tablespoon or so a day could make significant differences in your health. Coconut oil for Alzheimer’s and dementia has been proven especially beneficial.

Coconut Oil Benefits – Topical Applications

Topically, coconut oil can be used on the skin and hair. For your skin, it’s great for soothing dryness and even irritation from rashes. It is also good for fighting wrinkles and signs of aging. Common skin disorders like psoriasis and eczema can be taken care of, along with simple chores like removing eye makeup without the use of chemicals.

Used on your hair, coconut oil can increase shine and reduce static electricity. It can also be used as a scalp massage to eliminate flaking and itchy dry scalp.

Taken Internally

Most people use coconut internally. And it’s here we see the majority of its benefits. Potential internal benefits of coconut oil include:

  • Anti-cancer
  • Alzheimer’s treatment
  • Dental health including cavity prevention and reversal
  • Diabetes management
  • Weight loss aid
  • Improved digestion
  • Increased immune function
  • Heart disease prevention
  • And more…

Best of all, coconut oil is easy to add to your daily regimen. Use it in sautéing vegetables, raw in smoothies and juices, and in your baking and cooking. It’s flavor goes well with sweeter dishes but can temper a spicy dish just as well.


natural_society

Source Here

CrystalWind.ca is free to access and use.
"Would you consider a small gift of $11.11 ?" :)
ॐ Namasté - Blessings!
"Life is an echo, what you send out comes back."

© 2008-2019 crystalwind.ca. All rights reserved.

Pin It

Disclaimer

The information contained on CrystalWind.ca is intended for educational and informational purposes only. Please consult with your healthcare professional before making any dietary or lifestyle changes or taking supplements that may interfere with medications. Any products or information discussed are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any illness, disease or lifestyle.

Featured This Month

Page:

Freeze Up Moon

Freeze Up Moon

Snake – Copper and Malachite – Thistle – Orange October 24 to November 21 ... Read more

Malachite

Malachite

The Emotional Mastery Stone An absorbing stone, malachite is excellent for ... Read more

Unakite

Unakite

The Stone of Birth - The Stone of Vision A combination of three minerals, G... Read more

November 16 - The Night of Hecate

November 16 - The Night of Hecate

November 16 is the Night of Hecate which begins at sunset. This is the night... Read more

Labradorite

Labradorite

The Magic Stone Labradorite allows complete polarity shifts to occur, just ... Read more

Sun in Scorpio

Sun in Scorpio

An Overview of Sun Sign Characteristics for Scorpio The ruler of Scorpio is... Read more

Birth Totem - Snake

Birth Totem - Snake

Birth Totem Snake Birth dates: October 23 - November 22 Birth Totem: Snake... Read more

The Reed : October 28th - November 24th

The Reed : October 28th - November 24th

The Fire Festival Of Samhain Celtic Symbol : The White Hound Or The Stone ... Read more

Scorpio Mythology

Scorpio Mythology

The Meaning Behind the Scorpio Zodiac Symbol The story behind the constella... Read more

Scorpio

Scorpio

October 23 - November 22 Spirit: To penetrate the secrets of nature Ego: S... Read more

© 2008-2019 CrystalWind.ca. Site Creation by CreativeInceptions.com.
X

Right Click

No right click