The Benefits Of Coconut Oil

The Benefits Of Coconut Oil

Despite its high saturated fat content, coconut oil has been described as one of the healthiest oils on the planet, providing numerous health and beauty benefits.

For thousands of years, coconut oil has been used not only as a food, but a medicine throughout Asia and the Pacific. The presence of Lauric acid, a medium chain triglyceride, is thought to be what makes the oil so unique and gives the oil its amazing health properties.

HEALTH BENEFITS:

  • Reduces “bad” cholesterol
  • Stimulates the thyroid gland and metabolism
  • Supports the immune system by fighting of viruses, fungi and bacteria
  • Assists with weight loss
  • Helps to keep blood sugar levels stable by improving insulin secretion
  • Combats sugar cravings
  • Aids digestion and absorption of vitamins and minerals

HOW TO USE COCONUT OIL:

  • Add a teaspoon to your favourite smoothie
  • Use in place of butter on toast
  • Use in cooking in place of other oils or butter
  • Add to baking
  • Use in salad dressings
  • Use as a moisturizer for dry skin
  • Massage into hair for a deep conditioner
  • Use as an eye makeup remover (THE BEST!)
  • Mix with sugar for a natural exfoliating body scrub

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Emily Jensen

Emily Jensen

Emily is a nutritionist (and soon to be naturopath and medical herbalist!) who is passionate about helping others achieve optimal health, wellness and happiness in all aspects of life.

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