Top 10 Benefits of Coconut Oil

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Whether you are working offline or online, you should take care of your health. Health is wealth as they say. If you do not take care of your health, all your hard-earned money will be useless, and you will have a miserable life because you will not be able to enjoy all the fruits of your hard work, and your life will never be the same again. It is vital that you eat the right kinds of food and do exercise. But did you know that coconut oil is beneficial for your overall health and well-being, too? 

Top 10 Benefits of Coconut Oil

If you want to know the top 10 benefits of coconut oil, keep on reading.

  • Enhances heart health

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For many years, coconut oil has been criticized for having high saturated fat content. But did you know that saturated fat is good for the body? According to a study, saturated fat is a type of healthy cholesterol (HDL or high-density lipoproteins) which is helpful in promoting heart health and decreasing the risk of heart disease.  The higher the HDL, the better. If you want to increase the HDL levels on your body, you should have a healthy lifestyle by exercising more and quitting your smoking habits to name a few. 

  • Great for damaged hair

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Our hair is our crowning glory. It is the first thing that people notice about our physical appearance. That is why a lot of people are spending hundreds to thousands of dollars for different kinds of hair treatments. Some choose to undergo bleaching, coloring, and hair rebounding to feel and look good about themselves. It is easy to destroy your hair, but it takes time to bring back its glory. If you have damaged hair, you can use coconut oil. It aids in lowering protein loss, and it makes your hair shiny with regular use. If you have dandruff and head lice problems, coconut oil is an excellent product to use, too. 

  • It helps control blood sugar level 

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Millions of people around the world are suffering from a chronic disease like Diabetes. Diabetes can cause different complications if you do not follow a strict diet and exercise. If you are suffering from diabetes, you can include coconut oil in your diet because it contains MCT or Medium-chain triglyceride which helps in sustaining insulin sensitivity. 

  • It is antimicrobial

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Coconut oil consists of an active component called monolaurin. Monolaurin can destroy bacteria, fungi, and the likes. If you are down with colds or flu or suffering from acne and other skin infections, you should consider taking coconut oil. Also, you can take it if you have candida, which is a disease wherein there is an extreme growth of yeast in the stomach area. 

  •  It helps in digestion 

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Including coconut oil in your lifestyle is necessary if you want to improve your digestion. Coconut oil helps in absorbing calcium and vitamins like vitamin A, D, and E. Also, it helps in curtailing hunger which is helpful if you want to reduce some weight. 

The medical literature tells us that the most effective ways to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer's , and many more problems are through healthy diet and exercise. Our bodies have evolved to move, yet we now use the energy in oil instead of muscles to do our work."

David Suzuki

  •  It helps fight cancer

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MCT or Medium-chain triglyceride which is found in coconut oil may help in fighting different types of cancer, and it may support in cutting down the size of the tumor. Also, make ketogenic diet part of your healthy lifestyle. Avoid anything sweet as cancer cells feed on glucose. 

  • Good for kidney and liver health

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The MCFAs or Medium-chain fatty acid in coconut oil acts like an antibiotic agent that helps in treating UTI or urinary tract infection,  kidney infections and gallbladder problems. Also, it helps your liver from damage. If you have diabetes and UTI, you may drink coconut water, too. 

  • Great for skin

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Is dry skin one of your problems? Fret not, because coconut oil will help your skin moisturized and protected from the harmful rays of the sun, and with regular use, the moisture content in your skin will get better, whether you have dry, oily or combination skin. Moreover, coconut oil will help in fighting bacterial infections, treating dandruff, eczema and psoriasis, healing wounds, and a whole lot more. 

  • Boosts energy and mental health

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Since coconut oil contains MCT, it can help in boosting your energy and mental health. Many athletes and bodybuilders use coconut oil because it is easy to digest and it consists of lesser calories compared to other types of oil that you can find in the market. The fat content of coconut oil is quickly transformed into energy. Moreover, in the 2004 study, it is discovered that MCFAs or Medium-chain fatty acid in coconut oil help in enhancing memory problems, especially who are suffering from Alzheimer's disease

  • Improves Bone

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If you have osteoporosis problem, you can use coconut oil because coconut oil helps in absorbing minerals and vitamins like calcium. Also, coconut oil has high antioxidant content which is perfect for keeping your bones strong and healthy.

Before I finish, here is a vide on 11 Amazing Reasons To Use Coconut Oil Every Day

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Final Thoughts

Including coconut oil in your daily routine will have positive effects on your life. Aside from the health benefits mentioned above, coconut oil also helps in arthritis, gum disease, and hormone balance. It is no wonder why coconut is called the tree of life because of its many uses. 

Thank you for reading. Blessings to all of you! 

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