Coconut oil is an alternative for anyone on a
vegan diet because it’s completely plant based. It has less of an impact on
cholesterol levels than butter, so it may be a healthier substitute for butter
in cooking and baking, also aid weight loss better than olive oil because its
medium-chain triglycerides are not store as easily as other fats with long
Coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats.
Saturated fats not only increase the healthy cholesterol (known as HDL) in your body, but also help to
convert the LDL “bad” cholesterol into
good cholesterol. By
Increasing the HDLs in the body, it helps promote heart health, and lower the
risk of heart disease
Coconut oil is
used in many natural beauty products, and for good reason: It’s naturally
antibacterial and anti-fungal, coconut
oil for skin is
an excellent moisturizer, it can penetrate hair better than other oils,
and, well, it smells like cookies
Coconut is full of
diverse health benefits from protecting against heart diseases to preventing
tooth decay! … Protect against heart disease by increasing goodcholesterol and lowering the ratio
of bad and good cholesterol.
Helps treat malnutrition because it is easy to digest and absorb.
Coconut oil improves
digestion by helping the body to absorb fat-soluble vitamins, calcium, and
magnesium. Coconut oil can
also help improve bacteria and gut health by
destroying bad bacteria and candida
Have you ever struggled to take your makeup
off? No matter what type of makeup you wear, it is always a good idea to take
it off before going to bed. Removing it allows your skin to breathe. However,
the process of removing makeup can traumatize the soft skin on the face,
especially the sensitive area around the eyes. Coconut oil makes this hard task
easy on you and your skin.
How to use it: To avoid too much rubbing and skin pulling while wiping off
the makeup, apply coconut oil all over the face with a cotton ball. Leave it on
for 5 minutes and wash off with warm water and mild soap. The main bulk of the
makeup should be gone, but you should again apply oil to do a thorough
Keeping the eyes
tightly closed, place cotton pads dipped in coconut oil over them. Within a few
minutes, the oil will dissolve waterproof mascara and eyeliner so that you can gently
wipe them off. If coconut oil gets into the eyes, it may sting a bit, but it is
perfectly safe. In fact, the oil is used in many herbal preparations for eye
Coconut Oil Medicinal Uses
Inflammation – Coconut oil supports both a healthy liver,
and kidneys. According to researchers, virgin coconut oil, prepared without
chemical or high-heat treatment exhibits an inhibitory effect on chronic
inflammation. As inflammation is one of the leading causes of many chronic
diseases, this study supports regular consumption of virgin coconut oil to help
Immunity – Coconut
oil’s unique nutrition profile that is rich with lauric acid, capric acid and
caprylic acid provides for strong antiviral, antifungal, antimicrobial, and
antibacterial properties that have an immune boosting effect. By fighting
these elements present in the body, the immune system is better equipped to
respond properly when attacked.
Bone Loss and Osteoporosis Risk – Free radicals and oxidative stress are linked to
the development of osteoporosis, a metabolic disorder. According to a recent
study, virgin coconut oil is effective in maintaining bone structure, and
preventing bone loss in estrogen-deficient rats. The report specified virgin
coconut oil due to its high polyphenols and exerts antioxidant properties and
you should take 3 tbsp daily for best results.
Treatment and Brain Health Protector – There are several reports that coconut oil may be an
effective natural treatment for alzheimer’s disease. A current double blind
study recommends taking 1 tbsp3x daily.
Aid – Coconut oil
is a perfect carrier oil when making soothing and relaxing home remedies using
essential oils, like lavender or roman chamomile oil, that can help reduce
anxiety and aid in getting a good night sleep.
Acne is a serious issue for adults in addition to teens and is commonly caused
by bacteria overgrowth or an imbalance in oil on the skin. Coconut oil acts as
a natural antibiotic, killing harmful bacteria that leads to serious
breakouts. Try mixing the oil with tea tree oil and raw honey for added
benefits and effectiveness..
Cancer Protection and Defense – Coconut oil and
medium-chain triglycerides have been shown to provide a “potent antitumor effect and maintenance of a normal immune
system” supporting the belief that coconut oil can help
protect from certain types of cancers.
Killer – Coconut
oil contains caprylic acid which has anti-microbial properties that can kill
yeast and candida. In a recent study, researchers found that coconut oil was
active against species of Candida at 100% concentration, greater than the drug
fluconazole. Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to your diet, and apply pure
coconut oil directly to affected areas twice per day, until symptoms resolve.
Burning Supplement –
The MCT’s found in coconut oil have been proven to support weight loss and help
your body burn fat for energy. Sounds odd right? Adding fat to your diet to
burn fat? But the truth is not all fats are created equal. Add a tablespoon a
day to reap the benefits of these fatty acids that may help to reduce abdominal
fat. According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, consumption of MCT oil
leads to a greater rate of weight and fat mass loss than olive oil.
Balancer – The
healthy fats in coconut oil support the thyroid and adrenal glands which can
lower cortisol to naturally balance
oils helps to suppress inflammation, while supporting healthy metabolism, two
things that are essential for balanced hormones. The lauricacid, and other
compounds support the thyroid and adrenal glands. This helps to lower cortisol,
and naturally balance the hormones.
Support – Coconut
oil is easy to digest and contains compounds that destroy bad bacteria, promote
growth of probiotics and helps heal leaky gut. Coconut oil promotes the growth of
healthy probiotics in the digestive tract. The antibacterial,
antifungal, and antimicrobial properties help to control parasites, and fungi,
while aiding in the efficient absorption of essential nutrients.
Sugar Stabilizer and Diabetes Preventer – Coconut oil can help balance blood sugar levels and has
been medically proven to improve diabetes. Coconut oil can help balance blood
sugar levels by encouraging efficient secretion of insulin from the pancreas.
In a 2009 study, researchers found that medium-chain fatty acids “may therefore be beneficial for preventing obesity and
and Psoriasis Cure Treatment – Coconut oil can be used as cream to naturally heal dry and
flaking skin for those with Eczema and Psoriasis. Mix coconut oil, shea butter and geranium
oil for the best benefits.
Cholesterol Levels –
The healthy fats in coconut oil have been proven to increase HDL cholesterol and lower LDL cholesterol supporting heart health.
According to a study reviewed by Harvard Medical School, coconut oil
consumption increases HDL cholesterol, and improves the cholesterol ratio.
Relief – Many
people swear by coconut to cure chronic constipation and relieve bloating. Try
taking one tablespoon of coconut oil in the morning or before bed in order stay
regular. The oil penetrates the digestive track and keeps things running
smoothly by killing off harmful bacteria and allowing your gutflora to
After decades of coconut oil being vilified due to its saturated fat content,
new research is now proving that medium-chain fatty acids and coconut oil are
beneficial to heart health and help lower high blood pressure.
Sick Pets –
Just like their human caretakers, dogs and cats can benefit from the addition
of coconut oil to their diet. Pets with digestive upset can benefit from a
teaspoon or two of coconut oil mixed into their food. Skin allergies,
irritations, and wounds can be soothed, and healing accelerated with a topical
application. Unlike other salves, since it is edible coconut oil, there is no
health risk if they lick it off their coats.