Coconuts contain a rich source of fatty acid that aids the body in fighting a range of viruses and bacteria such as the cold, flu, urinary tract infections, gum disease and ulcers to name a few.
Found within coconuts is Caprylic Acid which acts as an antifungal and can combat issues such as athlete’s foot and thrush, becoming a natural antibiotic.
Coconuts also possess ‘good’ fat known as Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCT). For those looking for healthy ways to lose weight, this fat in coconuts enhances metabolism, curbs appetite and increases fat-burning cells.
The same MCT has been known to also help the brain by acting as an energy source, with benefits to Alzheimer patients.
I’ve recently started using coconut oil in my hair. After I wash it, I massage it into my scalp and rub it all over my hair. Sometimes I’ll braid it to keep the moisture locked in and protect my hair.
Other times I’ll add the coconut oil after only shampooing my hair as a hot oil treatment. After warming up a few spoonfuls in the microwave, I’ll pour it over my hair and put on a shower cap and go about my day for about an hour. After washing the oil out, I find my hair softer and shinier.
If you want to try this, make sure you get the unrefined virgin coconut oil available at most health stores.
Let me know if you’ve used coconut oil for hair, skin, cooking, etc and have you seen any differences.