Top 5 uses for coconut oil!
Coconut oil is becoming the multi-purpose product of the year. It really does it all, from your morning face wash to your dinner, coconut oil is a miracle worker. Here are five ways that you too can experience all the benefits that coconut oil has to offer.
Coconut oil is great to have around in the kitchen when you are whipping up sweet treats. Coconut oil is a saturated fat, so it’s a great substitute for butter in baked goods. According to this Whole Food’s blog, coconut oil is pressed from the fruit of the coconut palm tree and it is ideal for light fare and subtly flavored dishes. Try this Coconut Crumb Cake, which uses coconut oil instead of butter and oil.
Coconut oil has a great flavor and it is also loaded with nutritional benefits. It contains medium-chain fatty acids, which some studies have shown that MCTs can help in the process of excess calorie burning, and thus weight loss. It may also fight off disease and stabilize blood sugar.
3. Body lotion/ face moisturizer
Huffington Post recently posted an article stating, “Commercial moisturizers contain lots of water, which makes you feel like your skin is being moisturized. But as soon as the water dries, your skin becomes dry again. Also, many commercial brands of moisturizers contain petroleum-based ingredients that can suffocate the skin.” On the other hand, coconut oil provides deep and real moisture. It helps strengthen tissues and helps remove dead cells on the skin’s surface that makes your skin rough and dry.
4. Hair mask
Coconut oil and hair go together worldwide, it is even known as “hair oil” in some places. The use of coconut oil on hair helps to reduce protein loss in both damaged and undamaged hair. Coconut oil has high moisture retaining capacity and it does not let moisture escape, thus keeping hair moist and soft, which prevents breakage.
5. Bone and Dental Health
An article posted on Dr. Oz’s website states that coconut oil improves calcium and magnesium absorption in the body, which in turn is greatly beneficial to dental and bone health. The improved calcium absorption created by coconut oil use ceases tooth decay and aids in the development of strong teeth. The combined increased calcium and magnesium absorption are of great benefit to middle-aged women who may become afflicted with osteoporosis.
So what are you waiting for? Head on down to your local health food store and pick up some coconut oil to use in so many ways! Then let us know how it has become a staple in your daily routine.