Health Benefits of Coconut Oil | Surprising Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has been used over hundreds of years for maintaining healthy hair, healthy skin, healthy digestive system and helps with weight loss. Coconut oil is considered to be one of the better natural ingredients for healthy hair.
By applying it regularly to the hair and scalp then it will result in the hair having a healthy sheen and shine. Many people use it as a conditioner and apply it after showering.

Another great anti-oxidant of coconut oil is vitamin E, so skincare manufacturers have latched onto coconut oil because of its exterior versatility. It's used in lotions and shampoos because it naturally moisturizes skin, and this nut oil is used in antiseptics creams because it has terrific healing properties, and helps cuts, burns and skin rashes heal quicker. 

Coconut oil is very high in lauric acid, a health-promoting compound with anti-viral/bacterial/protozoan properties. It's also high in medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) which are smaller and easier to digest than most vegetable fats (long-chain triglycerides or LCTs).

Ketone bodies received in the result of medium-chain triglycerides digestion have an awesome appetite reducing effect. When adding oil to your usual diet, you will eat less and therefore will have a better control over the body weight.

It is very important that consumers use only unrefined, cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil - as this has not been exposed to high heat ot chemicals. High heat and chemicals can destroy the MCFAs and Lauric Acid in the coconut oil and therefore greatly decrease any potential health benefits.

The oil also works as a medicinal aid to treat several skin imperfections such as dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, and so on. It is one of the ingredients in several expensive skin treatments. Apart from using it topically, consumption provides a natural glow to your skin.