Most of us had used coconut oil before but for those who don’t do, you know the reason why you need to use Coconut oil? Few of us might say it’s good for cooking, it’s good for hair, it’s good for skin blaa blaa blaa. But do you know it’s not just this much coconut oil has vast health benefits which are unknown to most of us. So here I will share the benefits of coconut oil & why you need to use it every day.
Coconut oil is processed by crushing the white inner part of the coconut & about 82-84% of it is saturated fat & due to these saturated fats, it stays solid at room temperature just like butter.
Howbeit you can’t compare it with Butter or any animal fat due to its high content of saturated fat. Because even though it’s high saturated fat content it has been found that it can actually boost metabolism, promotes weight loss, lower the risk of diabetes, and increase good cholesterol.
Sounds interesting right? Let me tell you more about coconut oil why you need to add it to your daily routine.
Promotes Fat loss
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Yes, you heard me right! Coconut oil does help in losing a few kilos from your body. Coconuts are a great source of MCFA’s (Medium Chain Fatty Acids) these fatty acids are much easily metabolized & convert fat into energy. According to research, it’s recommended to consume about 3-4 tablespoons a day instead of your existing oil. Another reason why you need to use it.
Good for Heart Health
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Coconut Oil contains Lauric Acid present in MCT (Medium-chain Triglyceride) saturated fat boost your HDL (High-density Lipoproteins) or Good Cholesterol levels in the body & removes LDL (Low-density lipoproteins) levels which are considered to be bad for heart health as they accommodate in your blood vessels & blocks them leads to serious heart issues like Heart Attacks & Stroke.
Makes you Beautiful
Coconut oil is super hydrating that makes it a good moisturizer as well as repairs your skin. Also proved that it helps in several skin problems like eczema, dandruff, treats Acne, prevents stretch marks & reduces wrinkles. It can also be used as Sunscreme as it screens 20% of UV Rays. Need a makeup remover that can also heal your skin? Use it to remove your makeup as it breaks down lipid-soluble impurities in the makeup as well as moisturize & heals your skin. Massage it once or twice a week on your scalp for long & thick hair.
Strengthen Immune System
Coconut oil was recognized by Ayurveda over 3500 years ago and considered a healthy oil. It is the highest source of Lauric Acid about 50% which is also present in mother’s milk. Lauric acid has anti-viral properties that help to fight off a variety of pathogens and viruses. According to research, it has been proven that it prevents Herpes, Influenza, HIV, Cytomegalovirus & many more harmful protozoans.
Coconut oil is a rich source of MCT’s which breaks down into ketones which are used as fuel for brain cells. Ketones play a vital role in reducing Alzheimer’s symptoms. Research shows that consuming coconut oil on daily basis can nourish your brain and prevents severe brain-related diseases.