Sunday, 2 April 2017

The Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut has been known to have many beneficial effects on our health. Not only when consumed but also used externally.

But what is coconut oil?
Coconut oil is a natural saturated fat. This sort of fat increases healthy cholesterol (HDL) as well as converting bad cholesterol (LDL) into HDL. 

Here are a few ways you can benefit from using coconut oil:

The fatty acids found in coconut oil can help to reduce hunger
This is great in a long term effect because if you have a smaller appetite and don’t overeat then it could help you to lose weight over time

Improves cholesterol
As mentioned before, saturated fat found in coconut oil can increase HDL and convert LDL into healthy cholesterol 
Moisturises dry skin 
Coconut oil can have a great moisturising effect on your skin. An extra bonus when using coconut oil over other moisturisers is that the oil is natural and organic and won’t have any harsh chemicals like parabens found in other body moisturisers. 

Can reduce inflammation
The fatty acids found in coconut oil can help to reduce inflammation not only on the skin but also internally. 

If you're going to buy coconut oil, make sure you buy organic, virgin coconut oil and not refined. Refined coconut oil has been bleached and deodorised, where organic coconut oil is not refined and has no added additives.  

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