They Said Coconut Oil Was Great for You, But This Is what They Didn’t Tell You

Nowadays, the demand of coconut oil is on the increase. Moreover, you’ve probably heard a lot about coconut water, coconut butter, coconut milk, etc. in the last period. This is not without a reason; actually, there are more than hundred beneficial reasons for the rising popularity of coconut.

Let’s learn more about coconut

Coconut is a part of the Arecaceae family and it belongs to the subfamily Cocoideae. It has an abundance of healthy acids, whereas the amount of fat varies depending on the processing and type. It contains 90% medium-chain saturated fatty acids, with a small amount of mono-unsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids.

The human body digests, absorbs, and uses the medium-chain saturated fatty acids easily since they freely pass the blood-brain barrier in the unbound form. This means that they can be of great use for improvement of neurological health and energy.

Virgin or unrefined coconut oil is highly beneficial, tasty, easily affordable, and available at every supermarket. It possesses anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, antioxidant, and anti-microbial properties and it’s non-toxic for humans and animals.

When taken internally, coconut oil has the power to prevent, relieve, and treat a long list of health problems like:

Chronic and adrenal fatigue

Diabetes by preventing food cravings and balancing the blood sugar levels

Cystic fibrosis and bronchial infections

Asthma

Acid reflux and indigestion-consume it after meals

Mild depression and cognitive disease-take it in combination with fish oil, CBT, and other treatments

Constipation and IBD

Breast and colon cancer

Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Candida Albicans

Allergies

High cholesterol

Imbalance of gut bacteria

Colds and flu

Skin dryness and flakiness

Poor circulation

Gallbladder disease

Kidney disease and stones- it can dissolve the small stones

H.pylori-consume it orally

Epilepsy-it may lower epileptic seizures

Hemorrhoids-apply it internally or externally two times per day

Hot flashes

Menstrual ache

Liver disease

Cardiovascular disease

Lung disease

Tooth decay and periodontal disease

Improves the mental clarity

Strengthens the immunity

Jaundice

Migraine-use it on a regular basis

Thrush

Bladder infections and urinary tract infections

Thyroid function- regulates an overactive or underactive thyroid gland

Enlarged prostate

Stomach ulcers-soothes the lining of the stomach and prevents the growth of H.pylori

Malnutrition

Pancreatitis

When topically applied, it can also relieve and treat the following health issues:

Athlete’s foot

Cellulite

Congestion-rub some coconut oil onto the chest and under the nose

Pink eye

Allergies-rub coconut oil inside the nostrils

Head lice

Herpes

Ear infection-drop several drops of coconut and garlic oil inside the ear twice per day

Cysts

Hives

Acne

Sore muscles and back ache

Toenail fungus

Gum disease, canker sores, and gingivitis

Genital warts

Coconut oil for personal hygiene

Body scrub-mix coconut oil with some salt and an essential oil and rub the body with it for a smoother skin

Bruises

Bug bites

Dandruff

Burns

Swimmer’s ear-drop several drops from coconut and garlic oil in the ear and repeat the method twice per day

Eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis

Wrinkles

Chapstick-rub it onto the lips

Aftershave

Deodorant-when combined with baking soda and cornstarch, it provides great benefits

Hair conditioner

Skin rashes

Eye cream

Baldness- mix thyme, rosemary, coconut oil, lavender, cedarwood, castor oil, a bit of cayenne pepper and jojoba oil and rinse the face with it.

Hair gel

Lubricant-it’s not compatible with latex

Massage oil

Nipple cream-apply it onto dry, cracked, and sore nipples

Cuts and scrapes

Cradle cap-rub it onto the baby’s scalp daily

Sunscreen- it has a SPF around 4

Pre-shave

Makeup remover

Stretch marks

Moisturizer

Sun burn relief

Tattoo healing

Toothpaste-mix it with baking soda and use it as a regular toothpaste

Overall health

Digestion

Breastfeeding-take three and a half tbsp daily to increase the milk supply

Insulin support

Strengthens the teeth and bones

Betters the absorption of vitamins and nutrients

Improves stamina

Relieves stress-apply a bit of coconut oil onto the head in circular motion and its aroma will lower the stress

Weight loss-prevents food cravings and encourages weight loss

Gum diseases-oil pulling is an efficient natural treatment

Lung function

Cognition and productivity

Nausea-rub coconut oil onto the inside of the wrist and forearm to relieve an upset stomach

Nose bleeds-apply a bit of coconut oil onto the nostrils to strengthen the capillaries

Pets and animals

Consult a veterinarian before giving it to your pet. The recommended dosage is ¼ tsp for every 10 pounds of the animal’s body weight.

Treats eczema, dermatitis, and itchy skin

Alleviates arthritis

Relieves allergic reactions

Prevents and treats fungal infections

Lower cough and hairballs

Heals wounds quicker

Improves the digestion

Treats colitis and IBS

Regulates the thyroid function

Treats bad breath in dogs

Controls diabetes

Miscellaneous  

Bronze polisher

Insect repellent

Seasoning cookware

Oils wooden cutting boards and bowls

Removes chewing gums stuck in the hair-rub some coconut onto the gum and leave it for 30 minutes and then roll the gum between your fingertips

Furniture polisher- mix it with lemon juice

Cleaner of leather products

Source: thehealthguide.org

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