It’s no small thing when it comes to coconut oil benefits! Oh, no! This oil offers many wonderful benefits to the body ranging from small to large. Let’s check it out below!
Now, coconut oil is mostly comprised of saturated fats, which is why it leads people to ask the question: is it healthy?
It used to be that all fats were considered “bad”, but that isn’t the case anymore! Coconut oil is now being recognized as one of the healthiest fats there is.
Oil made from coconuts is made up of mostly medium-chain fatty acids, which are incredibly nutritious, and do not negatively affect cholesterol. (Healthy saturated fats) Other oils such as vegetable oils or seed oils are comprised of mostly long-chain fatty acids which are not healthy for the heart at all.
Not only does it have a lot of nutritional value lying in the medium-chain fatty acids, but it also contains many antioxidant properties as well!
Coconut oil is an excellent immune system booster due to its anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties.
These “anti” properties are directly related to the medium-chain fatty acids in the coconut oil; because, (like we said “above”) this oil is mostly comprised of these "healthy" fatty acids, making up more than 60% of its content; thus making it extremely beneficial for the immune system.
Ok, girlies…listen up! This type of oil not only smoothes and moisturizes your skin but also helps to protect it from the aging effects that free radicals have on the body through its wonderful antioxidant properties.
When coconut oil is absorbed into the skin it often reduces the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles by keeping the connective tissues strong. And you do not have to topically apply it in order for it to be beneficial. Whether it is orally consumed or applied to the surface layer of the skin, this oil will still absorb into the body allowing it to receive its overwhelming health benefits.
For more information see: Coconut Oil for Skin
Now, coconut oil may not cure digestive woos, but it can help smooth them. Because of coconut oil’s anti-bacterial properties it definitely lends a helping hand by giving the digestive tract essential nutrients.
Coconut oil is easy to digest so the absorption rate of the vitamins and minerals in this type of oil is much better than your average oils i.e. vegetable oils and seed oils.
It comes as a surprise to most, but coconut oil for hair, really is AWESOME! It is actually one of the most common ingredients found on the back of shampoo and conditioner bottles, and naturally so! Using coconut oil for hair has benefits such as: hair strength, adds to its shininess, and helps to prevent breakage.
For more information see: Coconut Oil for Hair
Adding coconut oil to your smoothies is a great way to incorporate it into your diet with very little effort.
All you do is just add a tablespoon spoon to any smoothie you are making, and it will turn out great! And most importantly...it will not negatively affect the flavor!
Check out our smoothie recipes below and enjoy!