Coconut oil is an ingredient that can truly dawn the title of “super food”. It contains a highly unique combination of fatty acids that are an amazing benefit to your health, whether used on the interior or exterior of the body. Below are a few of the benefits that coconut oil can provide you with.
Removes Stretch Marks
It is able to effectively decrease the appearance of stretch mark due to its antioxidant and moisturising properties. The saturated fats within the oil help the skin’s cell walls strengthen themselves as damaged skin is nourished and free radicals are fought off via its antioxidant properties.
Due to its properties that are antimicrobial, antifungal and antiviral that are combined with its gentle nature and moisturising capabilities, coconut oil is ideal for the treatment and prevention of Candida (a form of yeast infection).
Controls Blood Sugar
According to a study conducted at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, coconut oil’s medium chain fatty acids decrease a person’s risk for type 2 diabetes. Additionally, coconut oil is able to improve the body’s secretion of insulin, which helps control blood sugar levels.
Per a variety of conducted studies, coconut oil is able to improve a person’s level of high density lipoprotein (good cholesterol) while decreasing the level of low density lipoprotein (bad cholesterol).
Boosts Immune System
Coconut oil is able to boost a person’s immune system due to the following:
- It is made up of healthy fats that include: Capric acid, Caprylic acid and lauric acid.
- The healthy fats contain the following properties: antimicrobial, antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal.
Coconut oil is able to effectively maintain hair that is shiny, healthy and beautiful. Due to it being rich in medium chain triglycerides, it is able to penetrate easily into hair shafts, which allows the nutrients that are essential for hair growth.
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