I am a huge proponent of coconut oil. I firmly believe everyone should use it in one way or another because everyone can benefit from it! Coconut oil is filled with a large amount of saturated fat. But, don't worry, this is the good kind of fat that is healthy for us. I love about coconut oil because there are endless ways to use it! Here are just a few:
1. It does amazing things to your hair
Coconut oil is probably better than any salon quality conditioner out there. If you slather your hair in coconut oil, let it sit on there and work into your hair for a little while (depending on how much hair you have or how damaged it is), then rinse it out and shower like normal. Your hair will feel so soft and luscious afterward.
2. Your skin will get softer
If you make a habit out of rubbing some coconut oil on your legs after you get out of the shower, it will make them feel softer than a baby's bottom. You can also get creative and mix some coconut oil with your favorite lotion to get a nice scent.
3. Prevents heart disease
Since coconut oil is high in saturated fats, it not only increases good cholesterol in your body, but it will also convert the bad cholesterol to good cholesterol! Now, that's a win-win situation.
4. Helps to prevent cancer
When you eat coconut oil, ketones are produced during the digestion of it. Therefore, tumor cells cannot access the energy in ketones to survive.
5. Improves memory and brain function
There have been numerous studies done to show how coconut oil has improved memory and brain function in older people.
6. Prevents gum disease and tooth decay
Oil pulling is an ancient technique used to remove harmful toxins from the body. It's simple and easy to do. You just take about half a spoon full of coconut oil and let it melt in your mouth. Then all you do is swish it around between your teeth for about ten to fifteen minutes. Make sure to spit the oil out when you're done!
7. Helps with weight loss
Incorporating coconut oil into your diet can help you burn fat, decrease your appetite, and helps to build muscle, too! Just a tablespoon of coconut oil per day can go a long way in terms of your health.