Posted on July 15, 2016

The Benefits of Coconut Oil

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The Benefits of Coconut Oil

We all know coconut oil is the new big thing. Well, it’s not so new anymore. It’s been around for a while and to be honest ,I think avocado is now taking over!

But let’s look at some of the reasons why coconut oil is recommended not only as an oil substitute but as a topical treatment for your body.

1. Weight Loss.

Add a teaspoon to your diet daily, increase this until you work your way up to 4. Coconut oil is easy to digest and protects your bloody from insulin resistance. It also boosts your metabolism so you’ll burn more calories. It’s also an appetite suppressant so you’ll eat less each day, which will lead to weight loss in the long run. It’s also known for getting read of fat around the abdomen.

2. Skin Care.

Coconut oil is hydrating for your skin – it keeps the skin’s connective tissues strong to prevent sagging and wrinkles. Great for oldies like me! You can apply it to your skin directly to reduce the appearance of fine lines or use it daily on both your face and body for a healthy glow. You can also use it as a body lotion and hand cream.

3. Hair Care.

Coconut oil is good at protecting your hair from damage. It can prevent sun damage by blogging around 20% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. It can give your hair a lovely shine and keeps it growing healthily. It can be used on your hair after showering, it’s a great conditioner for helping the re-growth of damaged hair.
Also massaging it into your scalp can keep it dandruff free. It can also prevent catching head lice, for any of your mums or teachers out there.
Though remember when you use it on your hair, it can be hard to wash out – it made my hair appear greasy after I used it!

4. Improves Dental Health.

Using coconut oil can be used as a mouthwash to kill off harmful bacteria and reduce bad breath. It’s also said to whiten teeth and even help improve hangovers. It’s a process called ‘oil pulling’, where you swish a tablespoon of coconut oil around your mouth for 20 minutes and then spit it out – just be sure to spit it into a bin or tissue as it solidifies and will clog up pipes and drains!

5. Nail Care

Rubbing coconut oil into your nails and cuticles is a great way to moisturise them as well as prevent them from splitting.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Holly July 15, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Ah I’ve really wanted to try oil pulling for a while now, I’m not sure I could manage a full 20 minutes of swilling though!

  • Reply Sarah July 17, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    I need more coconut in my life. I really want to try the coconut oil pulling, especially if it really does whiten your teeth without having to go through gels and lasers etc!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

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