Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which kills harmful pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses and fungi. Breast milk is not the only natural source that contains as high concentration of lauric acid.
This tropical oil is also composed of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) that are metabolized differently than other short and long chains of fatty acids. They are not absorbed in the body as fat, but turn into energy.
Coconut oil is considered one of the healthiest ingredients, consisted of 90% of saturated fatty acids, derivatives of fatty acids, polyphenols (credited for this oil’s specific smell and taste) vitamin E, K and minerals.
Coconut oil improves the process of digestion. It is recommended to drink a glass of water in combination with a spoonful of coconut oil in the mornings. This mixture will discharge parasites from the body.
Coconut oil melts fatty deposits, especially in the belly area.
It also reduces appetite, accelerates metabolism and regulates blood sugar level.
When it comes to physical beauty, this oil has the ability to both improve nail’s firmness and strengthens hair.
- Hair regenerator
In case you have dry hair and want to improve its state, all you need to do is soak it in coconut oil and let it act for at least an hour before you wash it as you usually do.
- Straight hair
Deal with electrifying hair using this treatment. Put a small amount of coconut oil on your hands and apply it on your hair by massaging it. Make sure you spread the oil from the roots to the tips. You will end up with straight hair with superb shine.
- Nail care
Apply little bit of coconut oil on your nails and massage them. This way you will improve your nail’s health and will make your manicure last longer than usual.