Coconut Oil

 

 This tropical trooper comes with a host of health benefits. The coconut provides

a nutritious source of meat, juice, milk, and oil that has fed and nourished

populations around the world for generations. Coconut is highly nutritious and

rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is classified as a "functional food" because

it provides many health benefits beyond its nutritional content. There are some

benefits of coconut oil;

 

 

Hair care

Coconut oil is one of the best natural nutrition for hair. It helps in healthy growth

of hair providing them a shiny complexion. It is effective in reducing the protein

loss for damaged and undamaged hair. Research study indicates that coconut oil

provides better protection to hair from damage caused by hygral fatigue. Regular

head massage with coconut oil ensures that your scalp is free of dandruff, even if

your scalp is dry. It also helps in keeping hair and scalp free from lice and lice eggs.

Skin care

Coconut oil is excellent massage oil for the skin as well. It acts as an effective moisturizer on all types of skins including dry skin. The benefit of coconut oil on the skin is comparable to that of mineral oil. Coconut oil therefore is a safe solution for preventing dryness and flaking of skin. It also delays wrinkles, and sagging of skin which normally become prominent with age. Coconut oil also helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections. Coconut oil also helps in preventing premature aging and degenerative diseases due to its antioxidant properties.

Heart diseases

There is a misconception spread among many people that coconut oil is not good for the heart. This is because it contains a large quantity of saturated fats. However, coconut oil is beneficial for the heart. It contains about 50% lauric acid, which helps in preventing various heart problems including high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. The saturated fats present in coconut oil are not harmful as it happens in case of other vegetables oils. It does not lead to increase in LDL       levels. It also reduces the incidence of injury in arteries and therefore helps in preventing atherosclerosis.
 

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