You won’t believe the amazing health benefits of this superfood! Coconut oil has a thousand uses; here are some of the most interesting.
You might have already heard of coconut oil; as of late, it has become incredibly popular, and with a reason! It has many different uses, and is a nutrient rich food with an amazingly satisfying taste. Here are just a couple of reasons for which I absolutely love coconut oil:
Pure coconut oil contains over 50% 12-carbon fatty acid, a molecule that has been found to fight off bacteria and viruses in the human body. It is mostly known to fight off yeast infections in humans.
Thanks to the fatty acids contained inside it, this amazing superfood helps you burn off more calories. The health benefits of coconut oil include the faster metabolization of the triglycerides it provides, which means that you burn more calories overall.
Natural Skin Moisturizer
Some of the health benefits of coconut oil have nothing at all with eating it! By spreading it on your face once a day, you can moisturize your skin without clogging up your pores. Also, in case of dry hair, run some through your locks to protect them
Reduces Belly Fat
We have already said that coconut oil helps a lot with burning calories. However, we must also take note of the fact that it substantially decreases the BMI and the waist circumference of people with obesity that ate 1 ounce per day. Of course, this does not mean that you can substitute regular exercise with pure coconut oil; however, people that suffer from severe obesity might find it useful when it comes to fighting belly fat.
Helps with Oral Hygiene
Try rinsing your mouth with a tablespoon of coconut oil, as you would with mouthwash, for around 10 minutes. Do this before breakfast and washing your teeth for the best results! Apparently, the antibacterial properties of the oil help with killing harmful bacteria and get rid of bad breath.
If this overview is not enough, you can find a very complete list of information about the amazing benefits of the coconut oil (with bonus recipes, and ideas on how to use the oil at best) in this cookingdetective’s post.