Health Benefits of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has been used extensively in many households in Asia as a cooking and massage agent. The people of Asia recognize the benefits of coconut oil, and have been using it as massage oil for centuries. Coconut oil tends to add a different flavor and aroma to the dish being prepared, and this has become a trademark for many different types of Eastern cuisines. However, there are several other uses and benefits of coconut oil as well.
Helps build immunity:
Coconut oil helps build immunity, since coconut oil contains lauric acid, an organic compound found in breast milk that helps protect newborns from infectious diseases.
Anti bacterial properties:
Coconut oil has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which make it a great medium to cook food in if you ever feel like you’re coming down with something. Its anti-bacterial properties make it excellent for external use on scrapes and bruises as well.
An excellent moisturizer:
Coconut oil is used as a skin moisturizer for people suffering from eczema/skin related conditions and helps reduce protein loss when applied to hair.
Good for the body’s functioning: Benefits of coconut oil also include helping dissolve kidney stones, controlling blood sugar, and improving secretion of insulin.
Good for the bones:
It helps bones absorb calcium and thus strengthens bones as well as teeth.
An excellent massage oil:
One of the best benefits of coconut oil is that it is an excellent relaxant and some oil applied to the scalp followed by a gentle massage greatly aids in reducing mental fatigue. It is also excellent for the hair and reduces dandruff from the scalp.
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