Coconut oil has a wide array of health benefits, hair and skin uses, and utilization around the home. Our grandmothers were using it a decade ago before it became popular and widely available in grocery stores.
These are some of the reasons why everyone should love it.
1. Coconut oil for Hair
This nourishing oil has been used for centuries in hair and its unique fat composition makes it especially beneficial for certain hair types. Use it as a hair mask, hot oil treatment, or in homemade hair products.
2. To Moisturize and Nourish Skin
The same properties make coconut oil great for skin as well. Many people like to use it as a natural moisturizer. Its natural antioxidant properties make it great for stopping wrinkles and skin irritation.
3. Digestive Help
Coconut oil’s concentration of beneficial fats in coconut oil makes it helpful for digestion. Its antimicrobial properties can help fight irritation and infection in the gut from Candida.
4. Great Source of Healthy Fats
Over 50% of the fat in coconut oil is lauric acid. In fact, coconut oil is the richest source of lauric acid after breastmilk.
5. Mental Boost
Studies show MCTs may contribute to focus and mental performance.
6. Hormone Support
Getting the wrong kinds of fats can create havoc on hormones. Coconut oil contains specific fats that support the body’s natural hormone production.
7. Immune Support
The MCTs (including lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid) have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties that make it beneficial for immune support.
8. Great fat for cooking
Coconut oil is a stable oil that doesn’t break down easily at high temperatures like other oils do. It doesn’t go rancid easily and has amazing nutritional properties. It is great for cooking eggs, stir fries, grain free baked goods, and practically any other cooking use.