Coconut is one of the healthiest foods. The benefits of Coconut oil are much more than you can even imagine! A truly rich and highly nutritious superfood, this oil can be used for hair care to skincare and from treating infections to improving digestion. Coconut oil plays a vital role not only in India but also finds acceptance amongst Europeans, Canadians, Australians and Americans.

These are the nutrition facts for a 1 tablespoon (tbsp) serving of coconut oil.
  • Calories 104
  • Protein 0 grams (g)
  • Fat 11.5 g
  • Saturated fat 9.6 g
  • Carbohydrates 0 g
  • Fiber 0 g
  • Sugar 0 g

Benefits

  • Lauric acid is a type of saturated fat found in coconut oil, and in fact, this oil contains the highest levels of lauric acid in a natural source. Studies have shown that lauric acid travels to the liver and is converted into energy instead of being stored in your body as fat, which could potentially help in weight loss. However, more information is needed to confirm that coconut oil specifically contributes to weight loss and improved metabolism.
  • Coconut oil is rich in powerful antioxidants. Topical application of virgin coconut oil on wounds promotes wound healing by increasing fibroblast proliferation and neovascularization.
  • Swishing a tablespoon of coconut oil in our mouth on an empty stomach for around 20 minutes, known as Oil Pulling, draws out toxins from our body. This ancient method of coconut oil pulling effectively reduces plaque and gingivitis and helps in maintaining good oral health.
  • Many people are now incorporating coconut oil in products for cosmetic reasons, for their hair, skin,nails, and teeth. The substance has been found to be a safe and effective moisturizer for conditions like xerosis, or rough, dry skin. In addition, coconut oil can decrease protein loss in your hair, improving your hair health.
  • A hot coconut oil massage provides instant relief to aching knees and joints. Applying slightly warm coconut oil to the hair eliminates mental fatigue and offers immediate relief from a headache.
  • Coconut oil contains a high concentration of MCTs. MCTs improve satiety, thus giving a feeling of fullness. This, in turn, reduces our food intake.
  • Coconut oil is rich in powerful antioxidants. Topical application of virgin coconut oil on wounds promotes wound healing by increasing fibroblast proliferation and neovascularization.

How to consume coconut oil and how much?

  • Organic virgin coconut oil should be used for consumption.
  • Coconut oil can be used for cooking or you can have it along with hot drinks.
  • Start with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil per day and gradually increase to 2 tablespoons per day.

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