Although coconut oil is very high in saturated fat and it is one of the most famous organic products in the world it is also known to be a very effective and proven skin beautifier. Coconut oil has a lot of benefits especially for the women folk. Despite its being known to contain properties that feed and moisturize the skin, coconut oil is arguably the best skin softener that helps deal with dry and hard skin conditions. A lot of the products that the natural hair folk use is coconut oil based for moisturizing and softening the natural hair. To find out some other shocking benefits of coconut oil, read on.
- Hair Care
Like i had earlier indicated, the reason for shinny, moisturized and long hair is coconut oil. The thick oil helps the growth of healthy and shinny hair. The main reason why a lot of shampoo and conditioning product have coconut oil as the base is because it is highly effective in reducing hair protein loss. You must be thinking of using it right now for your hair. Just apply it topically to your hair or use a coconut oil hair mask. It is also known to be a major solution for damaged hair; it aids regrowth. Health experts indicate that it provides better protection to hair from damage caused by hygral fatigue. Besides, massaging your head with coconut oil regularly ensures your scalp to be dandruff free and well moisturized. It also helps in keeping your hair and scalp free from lice.
- Aids Weight Loss
I know right? It is shocking for a fat saturated oil to be used for weight loss; I’ll tell you how. Coconut oil contains short and medium-chain fatty acids that help in taking off excessive weight. It is proven by research that suggests it plays a major role in reducing abdominal obesity in women. why? It is also easy to digest as compared to other edible oils and it increases the body’s metabolism rate. Using coconut oil as the primary cooking oil has become a norm in most African homes.For those who are looking to loose weight, add coconut oil to your diet and see how it goes.
- Immunity Improvement
Coconut oil is also effective for improving and strengthening the human immune system because it contains lipids and a lot of antiviral properties.Research supports that consuming a healthy amount of coconut oil helps fight harmful bacteria.
- Aids the Growth and Care of The Teeth
Coconut oil is known to facilitate the body’s absorption of calcium and we all know calcium is an important component of our teeth as it is effective in developing strong teeth. Coconut oil stops tooth decay.
- Speeds Up Healing of Wounds And Infection
Coconut oil relives and protects from dust and bacteria the infected area it is rubbed on/into. It is also known to speed up healing process for bruises and damaged tissue.
- Helps in AIDS & Cancer Treatment
When i found out, I was more than surprised. Coconut oil plays a crucial role in reducing the viral susceptibility of HIV and cancer patients. Research has shown an indication of this effect of coconut oil on reducing the viral load of HIV patients.
- Stress relief
Coconut oil is very soothing and helps in removing stress. By applying it to the head with a gentle massage, helps eliminate mental fatigue. According to research, unprocessed coconut oil gives relief from stress and has antioxidant properties.