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Unknown Benefits of Coconut Oil: Know How to Use and Store It

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo

'COCONUT' is used for its milk, water, oil and tasty meat. I personally love coconut and use its oil for cooking as well as for hair care. Coconuts have been grown in the tropical or hot regions for over 4,500 years. In India, coconuts are grown in the entire coastal belt mainly in Kerala, Karnataka & Tamil Nadu.

In this article we will be focusing on the COCONUT OIL and its incredible benefits. Coconut oil is a unique blend of fatty acids that can have positive effects on your health. This includes better brain function, fat loss and various other impressive benefits. Let's read about the benefits of coconut oil in detail.

Coconut Oil Benefits

Though coconut oil has numerous health benefits but the most important ones are for hair care and skincare.

Promotes Weight Loss by Burning Fat

According to studies, coconut oil can be useful for promoting weight loss and in particular for reducing abdominal obesity. It is quite easy to digest in comparison to other edible oils & helps in healthy functioning of the thyroid & endocrine system.

Increases HDL Cholesterol Level

Coconut oil has natural saturated fats that raises the good HDL cholesterol level in your body. It can also help turn the bad LDL cholesterol into a less harmful one. Many experts believe that by raising HDL, coconut oil could be good for heart health as compared to other fats.


Coconut oil for Skin, Hair and Dental Health

Application of coconut oil is good for your skin as well as hair. Today many people use it for cosmetic purposes to improve health & appearance of their skin and hair. Studies conducted on individuals with dry skin have shown that coconut oil can help improve the moisture content of the skin. The oil can also reduce symptoms of eczema. Coconut oil can also be used for hair damage. If you massage your head  regularly with coconut oil, your scalp will never have dandruff or lice problems.

Can Improve Brain Function in Alzheimer's Patients

Alzheimer's disease is one of the most common cause of dementia all over the world and occurs primarily in elderly people. The Alzheimer's patients have a reduced ability to use glucose for energy in certain parts of the brain. Researchers said that ketones can give an alternative energy source for these malfunctioning brain cells & reduce symptoms of Alzheimer's .

Aids in Liver Health

Coconut oil is said to protect your liver from any damage and also helps in curing urinary tract infections.

Helps in Digestion

Coconut oil also helps in food digestion by absorbing fat-soluble components such as vitamins & magnesium. It removes toxic bacteria and candida that fights poor digestion & stomach inflammation that helps prevent stomach ulcers.

Heals Wounds and Burns

Coconut is really good for your skin, especially in the treatment of burns, wounds and dermatitis. It also works as a sunblock, and as a moisturizer for the skin due to the presence of caprylic and lauric and to its antioxidant component that combine to reduce inflammation under the skin & promote better healing.

Acts as an Anti-aging Component

Loaded with antioxidants, coconut oil is known to slow-down the aging process, mainly by curbing any undue stress on the liver.

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From Where to buy Coconut Oil?

You can easily buy coconut oil online (internet) and from your nearby supermarkets. All you need to do is select the right product based as per your requirements.

  • Pure coconut oil for hair and skin

  • Organic extra virgin coconut oil, unrefined

  • Organic virgin coconut oil, unrefined

  • Refined coconut oil

  • Fractionated coconut oil

How to use and store Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has a very high melting point i.e. about 24 - 25 degrees Celsius. Thus, it is solid at room temperature and melts only when the temperature increases significantly. It is often in this form and should not be kept in refrigerator.

If you are using it for hair then just melt the oil by keeping the jar or bottle in the sun or soaking it in hot water.

You can also use coconut oil for cooking your favorite dishes. It is the best replacement of butter or vegetable oil.

Hope this article will be of some help to you. Your suggestions and comments are welcome! If you find it useful then do share it with your friends or family.

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