Coconut oil has many benefits both external and internal. When used externally on skin it gives added glow and nourishes the skin and is also good toner and moisturizer. Its use in winter as moisturizing oil is indispensable as it wards off dry skin. The benefits derived from using coconut oil internally, i.e. when used in edibles are also high. This oil is highly healthy as it is nutrient rich. The saturated fats present in coconut oil do not get converted into Trans fats. The fats present in this oil straight away convert into energy and therefore doesn’t accumulate as cholesterol in the body. Let us see some of the benefits of using coconut oil.
1) Controls body weight:
Coconut oil is highly helpful in controlling the weight. According to many studies this oil has been highly useful in women in warding off the fat accumulated near the waist. It guards the body from falling prey to insulin as it is easily digestible. Anyone wishing to lose weight should regularly add one tablespoon of coconut oil to food daily and slowly increase the quantity to four tablespoons.
It is good remedy to fight gastric problems caused due to indigestion. It is also highly useful in combating irritable bowel syndrome, a kind of problem associated with indigestion. Coconut oil has fatty acids that kill bacteria responsible for stomach related problems. Many parasites and bacteria such as Candida that are responsible for indigestion can easily be destroyed by using coconut oil.
3) Useful in controlling Type-2 Diabetes:
According to many studies coconut oil protects the body from insulin effects and wards off Type-2 diabetes. The medium-chain saturated fatty acids present in coconut oil go well in the body and turns into energy in less time. This nature of coconut oil is responsible for its propriety of fighting diabetes.
4) Increases immunity:
Coconut oil is also one natural ingredient that increases immunity in leaps and bounds. The presence of lauric, caprylic and capric acids in it increase immunity by fighting with diseases bacteria, fungus and virus. Using coconut oil will give quick results from infections rose due to bacteria, fungus and virus. The lauric acid present in coconut oil has 75% medium-saturated fats; these fats as soon as reaching the body get converted into monolaurin and fight against viral diseases such as herpes, influenza, cytomegalovirus, Helicobacter pylori, and Candida.
5) Increases metabolism:
As per studies people who used two spoons of coconut oil daily, spent more calories than those who had less than two spoons. The more the calories are burnt the more the metabolism increases and ultimately leads to weight loss.
Apart from the above benefits using coconut oil also lessens wrinkles and decreases the desire to eat sweets. Having gone through all these benefits it is common to get tempted to use coconut oil and reap these benefits as soon as that…what are you waiting for don’t waste time and start using it deliberately.