Organic coconut oil is beneficial in more ways than one. In fact, you may be surprised at how many benefits coconut oil really has.
Besides the health benefits, did you know that coconut oil can be used to make sex even better? According to the Good Men Project, it can be used as a lubricant. Not only does coconut oil remove unpleasant friction, it tastes good too!
Another reason to use organic coconut oil that you probably never thought of is to spread it on your body as an aftershave.
The Good Men Project explains, “It smooths and soothes and remember, it provides an antibacterial for those little nicks!”
The Huffington Post reports that organic coconut oil is also a wonderful alternative to moisturizer, as it has a low amount of non-toxic ingredients. Whether you apply it to your face after you shower or to your feet, coconut oil will leave your skin feeling smooth and moisturized.
Organic coconut oil can be applied throughout your hair. Have you had clumps of hair fall out as you are showering or brushing it? WISH-TV explains that coconut oil can be the solution!
“Coconut oil has been used for hundreds of years in India to keep hair healthy and shiny. It’s rich in fatty acids, prevents protein loss in hair and is better able to penetrate hair than other hair oils. It also hydrates the scalp and prevents dandruff.”
Many individuals are using organic coconut oil as the main ingredient to make lip balm. If you mix it with other natural ingredients, such as shea butter, beeswax, peppermint oil, and vitamin E oil, you will have a soft lip balm!
Cookbook author and celebrity chef Carla Hall states, “I use coconut oil for practically everything!”
Hall says she does an oil pull to help whiten her teeth and to assist with oral health, which is the process of swishing the coconut oil in your mouth for about 12 minutes. She uses coconut oil in the bathroom, as well as in the kitchen. It can be used to remove makeup and as an ingredient in homemade deodorant.
Of course, we can’t forget that organic coconut oil can be used to make some of your favorite foods! Instead of using butter, margarine, shortening, or vegetable oils, use coconut oil as a healthier alternative. Even though it is high in saturated fats, you may be surprised to know that the saturated fats in organic coconut oil have many health benefits such as promoting heart health, immune system support, and supporting a healthy metabolism.
According to Organic Facts, “Coconut oil has a multitude of health benefits, which include but are not limited to skin care, hair care, improving digestion and immunity against a host of infections and diseases.”
The Coconut Research Center reports that coconut oil kills certain viruses that cause hepatitis, measles, herpes, and influenza, as well as bacteria that causes urinary tract infections, ulcers, and throat infections.
Organic coconut oil is known to help with other health issues, including but not limited to pancreatitis, liver and kidney disease, diabetes, stress relief, cancer, HIV, and even Alzheimer’s disease. The reason for this is that coconut oil contains a high amount of lauric acid, and when your body consumes lauric acid, it naturally turns into monolaurin. Monolaurin has antibacterial and antiviral properties that destroy these diseases and viruses.
As the holidays come to an end, more people are looking to lose the excess weight they gained, and coconut oil can help. Coconut oil is known to help speed up metabolism to assist with losing weight. Due to coconut oil speeding up metabolism, it also increases the thyroid. If you aren’t aware, a sluggish thyroid can have a negative effect on a person attempting to lose weight.
Organic coconut oil has multiple benefits that many people aren’t aware of. So when you are looking to lose weight or become more healthy, consider using coconut oil!
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