WellbeingFat Burning

The health benefits of coconut oil

WellbeingFat Burning

The health benefits of coconut oil

 | By Steve Walker | @SteveWalkerWeb

Humans have been blessed with countless treasures, gifted to us by nature itself. For us humans, the plants and animals have proved their value by providing us with remedies for many different issues.

Such solutions have been processed and packed into simple medicines and products, which are at our disposal in the marketplace of the 21st Century. Similarly, a product which has made a huge comeback after being disregarded by many diet enthusiasts is coconut oil.

Coconut oil is a peculiar substance. Unlike other oils, it is solid at room temperature and requires slight heating to turn to a liquid. It often comes in a shallow glass, salsa-style jar and can often require chiseling with a spoon to get out.

The miracles of coconut oil can be seen on the faces of people living in the Middle Eastern region – as because of its antibacterial and antiviral properties, it has been named as one of the healthiest oils around. Nonetheless, a lot people might feel that coconut oil is redundant due to the presence of saturated fats. However, here are some of the most common, yet effective benefits of coconut oil.

Coconut oil is great melted into coffees and to cook with.

Healthy Skin

By helping in reducing the signs of premature aging, coconut oil provides you with help is slowing down your aging process and making you look youthful. Also, it is exceptionally good at treating eczema and other such skin disorders. It is a great mosturiser for dry any skin too.

Hair Care

Although most people might not know, but the one of the main reasons why the Middle Eastern women have long, shiny and healthy hair is because they use coconut oil regularly. It can penetrate through your scalp and provide nourishment to your roots cells and make your hair stronger and healthy. Apply the oil over the scalp and hair and comb through.

Reduces Heart Diseases

A misconception amidst most people is that coconut oil is bad for your heart as it contains a high amount of saturated fats . However, the truth is that coconut oil is good for your heart as it contains lauric acid, which is exceptionally good in fighting against heart related diseases such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Promotes a Healthy Weight

With the addition of short and medium-chained fatty acids, coconut oil increased your chance of reducing excess weight from your body. It can boost the metabolic rate and accelerate your fat burning process – it can also provide help in reducing the abdominal obesity in women.

Stronger Immune System

Coconut is an all-in-one solution to strengthen your immune system, as it contains lauric acid, capric acid, antimicrobial lipids and caprylic acids, which contain antifungal and antiviral properties – fighting of any sort of radical which might aim towards damaging your internal functionalities.

It is loaded with 44% lauric acid, which is primarily considered a fatty acid. However, most people do not know that this saturated fat type helps in fighting off bacteria and viruses which have been causing diseases.

If you’re interested in working this into your diet it can taste great melted into coffees, to cook stir-frys with and even in a morning smoothie recipe . Let us know in the comments below how you use it in your meals!