If you follow a recipe or posts, then you ought to know that I love coconut oil. I am a huge fan of mixing coconut oil into my coffee, using it to sauté vegetables and hair masks, and many other uses. I use this nutrient-rich fat regularly for its benefits. Coconut oil health benefits are undescribable.
WHY USE COCONUT OIL?
IT HAS A HIGH SMOKE POINT
Coconut oil has a high smoke point, which means it can be heated to a high temperature and won’t get smokey. Since it can be cooked at high temperatures, it makes the perfect oil for cooking a stir-fry meal, roast vegetables or curries, and even for baking.
IT CAN BE USEFUL FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides. They can be used to give you more effective energy and to slightly increase your metabolic rate. Coconut oil can also help you feel full longer after you’ve eaten.
IT CAN BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Lauric Acid is effective in killing bacteria, viruses, and fungi. About half of coconut oil’s fatty acids are lauric acid, which can certainly contribute to aid the body in fighting off common colds and flu during the wintertime.
IT IMPROVES THE LOOK OF DRY HAIR & SKIN
You can apply coconut oil to damp hair and leave it in for at least 30 minutes. It will help reduce the hair’s frizz and restore dry- or dull-looking hair. It adds some moisture to the hair. You can also apply coconut oil on your skin and it will be like a deep moisturizer for your skin, especially in the drying winter winds.
IT IS RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS
A high number of antioxidants can be found in coconut oil. Antioxidants can help to reduce the body’s inflammatory response. Coconut oil’s contribution to reducing the body’s inflammatory response can be very useful in topical use for aches, pains, and for arthritic conditions. Coconut oil has so many health benefits.