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  • Writer's pictureVicky DeRosa

How Fabulous Is Coconut Oil?

Updated: Jun 2, 2019

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.  Well, did you know that a teaspoon of coconut oil may keep the doctor away and do so much more?  What else can you use that helps with dandruff and heart disease at the same time?  I’m not joking.  In fact, I’m not sure if people realize just how miraculous coconut oil is.

Coconut oil has been used for thousands of years and in many parts of the world.  In fact, any place where the coconut grows is a place that knows its medicinal benefits.

Here are the top 10 reasons to eat or use just one teaspoon of coconut oil per day.

Helps prevent heart disease:  It contains about 50% lauric acid, which helps in preventing various heart problems including high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure.

Helps with diabetes:  Coconut oil helps in controlling blood sugar, and improves the secretion of insulin. It also helps in effective utilization of blood glucose, thereby preventing and treating diabetes.

Helps with weight loss:  It contains short and medium-chain fatty acids that help in taking off excessive weight.

Helps with digestion:  The saturated fats present in coconut oil have anti microbial properties and help in dealing with various bacteria, fungi, parasites, etc., that cause indigestion.

Great for the immune system:  The human body converts lauric acid into monolaurin which is claimed to help in dealing with viruses and bacteria causing diseases.

Helps with healing and infections:  When applied on infections, it forms a chemical layer which protects the infected body part from external dust, air, fungi, bacteria and virus.

Helps with your skin:  Coconut oil helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections.

Helps with your hair:  Regular massage of the head with coconut oil ensures that your scalp is free of dandruff, lice, and lice eggs, even if your scalp is dry.

Helps your bones:   Coconut oil improves the ability of our body to absorb important minerals. These include calcium and magnesium which are necessary for development of bones.

Helps with stress relief:  Coconut oil is very soothing and hence it helps in removing stress.  Applying coconut oil to the head followed with a gentle massage helps in removing mental fatigue.

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