//Coconut Oil: Benefits & Uses

Coconut Oil: Benefits & Uses

It doesn’t just smell great – coconut oil is considered a “superfood” and a key ingredient to your overall health. It’s just one of those things you want to be sure to have around the house. The benefits and uses are endless.

Research shows that coconut oil has a unique combination of fatty acids that have therapeutic effects on several brain disorders. It also reduces the risk of seizures and helps boost brain function in Alzheimer’s patients. In addition, the Lauric Acid in it kills bacteria, viruses and fungi. And when it comes to your personal health, you can rely on coconut oil to increase your energy level and help you burn fat. It even kills hunger and reduces appetite, helping you consume less calories. Coconut oil also improves blood cholesterol and lowers the risk of heart disease. Other benefits include protection of your hair and skin.

The very best part about your very own jar of organic coconut oil is that there’s LOTS you can do with it. From cooking, to homemade products, body butters and tooth whitening.

With all the benefits we just named, plus the delicious taste and amazing smell, the first thing you want to do is eat it. One of our favourite ways of using coconut oil is adding a teaspoon to our smoothies to give it a nice creamy touch. You can also add it to your favourite stews (and just remember it goes well with shrimp and veggies – YUM).

Coconut oil is also used in many natural beauty products because of its natural antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It smells great, and offers moisture for your skin and hair. Say goodbye to off the counter body lotions and go straight for a jar of this oil – use it to moisturize and heal your skin. It’s even great as makeup remover, under eye cream, shaving cream and conditioner for your hair.

There are lots of DIY recipes out there that rely on coconut oil as their main ingredient. One of our favourite ones is Lauren Singer’s simple and healthy toothpaste recipe. Keep in mind that one of the most impressive qualities of coconut oil is that it whitens teeth and heals your mouth.

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By | 2017-08-11T16:09:39+00:00 May 15th, 2015|Categories: Health and Nutrition|Tags: , |0 Comments

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Zahra is a Ph.D. student at the University of East Anglia (UEA), looking at the representation of women in contemporary Iranian cinema. When she’s not consumed by films, she likes to write about environmental and health issues. It all started with their family business www.LivingLifeNatural.com where her research turned into a lifelong passion and mission. Zahra believes that we all need to take better care of our shared and only home. To get to know her better, check out her Instagram @zahra_livinglifenatural.