Health Benefit Of Coconut OilUpdate: 10/7/2017
HEALTH BENEFI OF COCONUT OIL
Coconut oil is an excellent massage oil that acts as an effective moisturizer on all types of skin, including dry skin. Therefore, it is a safe solution for preventing dryness and flaking of skin. It also delays the appearance of wrinkles and sagging of skin, which normally accompany aging.
Hair care: Coconut oil helps in healthy growth of hair and gives your hair a shiny quality. It is used as hair care oil and is used in manufacturing various conditioners and dandruff relief creams. It is normally applied topically for hair care.
Heart diseases: Coconut oil reduces the incidence of injury and damage to arteries, and therefore helps in preventing atherosclerosis. Study suggests that intake of coconut oil may help in maintaining healthy lipid profiles in pre-menopausal women.
Digestion: Internal functions of coconut oil occur primarily due to it being used as cooking oil. It helps to improve the digestive system and thus prevents various stomach and digestion-related problems. It also helps in the absorption of other nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
Immunity: It strengthens the immune system because it contains antimicrobial lipids, lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, which have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. Coconut oil helps in fighting harmful bacteria like listeria monocytogenes and helicobacter pylori, and harmful protozoa such as giardia lamblia.
Source: Organic facts