Coconut oil is a highly nutritious edible oil derived from the kernel or ‘meat’ of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera L.).
Some studies have shown that MCTs help in calorie burning, which is crucial for weight management.Beneficial Fatty Acids
The fatty acids found in MCTs are called medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs). MCFAs are unique because they enter bloodstream faster and easily metabolized by the liver and converted to ketones.Keeps the Brain Healthy
Ketones are an important energy source in the brain, and may be beneficial to people developing or already developed memory impairment, such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Coconut oil can be used as a moituriser for our skin, balm for our lips, make- up remover and as an ingredient in DIY face masks, soaps and scrubs. It softens and lubricates healthy skin cells, breaks down dead cells, heals acne and hydrates skin.
Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties- that and the fact that it’s moisturizing and gentle makes it is a great choice for an all- natural diaper cream. It helps to repair skin cells- it means our cuts and rashes will heal faster.
Coconut oil is a soothing relief for sunburn stings. Apply it regularly treats sunburns.
Why spend an expensive chemical hair treatments? Apply coconut oil to your hair twice a week and leave it overnight results shinier hair and healthier scalp.
It contains a unique combination of fatty acids with powerful effects on metabolism. Studies show that just by adding coconut oil to your diet, you can lose fat.
Studies show that the fatty acids in coconut oil can increase blodd levels of ketones, supplying energy to the brain cells of Alzheimer’s patients.
It is rich in lauric acid, an nutrient that supports the body’s immune system.
It contains vitamin E, combined with its antimicrobial properties, makes it an effective, natural mouthwash.