Top 5 Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Top 5 Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a natural and healthy oil that has been utilized all the way throughout history by different cultures. People utilize it for a variety of completely different uses such as cooking and/or preparing wholesome dishes, beautifying and enhancing the complexion, and to attain health benefits.

You’ve probably have heard a lot about it since it has become mainstream on health websites, blogs and you might have even seen it on pinterest, sharing its advantages.

When you go to the beauty aisle of your favorite store, it’s almost undeniable that you’re going to notice that a lot of brands have used this oil into their products, but I think buying the real the deal is the best way to go if you want to get all the benefits to the max.

Coconut oil is one of the cheapest oils on the market which is great for all of us on budget and don’t want to chance spending a lot of money on something that you might want to try out first- which once you do you’ll wonder why you never tried it to begin with. 🙂

This helpful oil has so many things to offer but there are 5 benefits specifically that I want to share with you today. 

Coconut Oil Benefits

Top 5 Health Benefits of Coconut Oil that Can Transform Your Health for the Better:

  1. Coconut oil has an excellent kind of saturated fat which can help raise your good HDL cholesterol.
  2. It can also give you a significant dose of antioxidants. Antioxidants are well-known for blocking free radicals, which basically means that they are able to help your pores and skin look more youthful and healthier.
  3. You can boost your immune system with coconut oil because it contains caprylic acid and antimicrobial lipids, which have antibacterial and antifungal property. Basically that means coconut oil can support in preventing sickness and rid the body of harmful bacteria in our insides and outsides. 
  4. Coconut oil can help us absorb essential minerals that the body needs in order to be well. The components and fat that are found in coconut oil can also help our body absorb magnesium and calcium, which are extremely necessary for the health of our bones.
  5. For people who suffer with their blood sugar levels, coconut oil is an incredible option to try because it helps regulate blood sugar levels by improving blood glucose and the secretion of insulin. 

Coconut Oil Benefits

In order to start benefiting from these five benefits, use coconut oil as your every day moisturizer and in your cooking as much as possible. Your dishes will without a doubt will be tastier and your skin, it will feel amazing. The next your at the store, make sure you put some coconut oil in your cart! 😉

What kind do we use?  We usually buy Carrington Farms Organic Coconut Oil from Costco or Spectrum Naturals Organic Coconut Oil at our local grocer or online.

Do you use coconut oil? Do you mainly use it for skincare or cooking?

About Rachel

Rachel is a mother to four children and a wife to a wellness doctor. Her passions are faith, family, and health. You can find her writing about her family adventures and inspiring you to make healthier choices for your family.

Comments

  1. Coconut oil is a must-have in our home! I love it for cooking and it helps my eczema better than anything else.

  2. I have to be honest, I have never used it so far. I guess it is because it was never used by any of my family members (mom, grandmas etc). But after reading this, I think I want to give it a try and see if I like it and how my family feels about it. Thanks for the post 🙂

    • Reelika, thanks for stopping by and commenting! Growing up our family never used it either, in fact it wasn’t until we were married for a couple year that we found out about it. I hope you love it!

  3. Coconut is a staple in our home. We love it!

  4. We love coconut oil too! I don’t get it in daily like I should though – will work on that!

  5. Great tips! We love coconut oil, but I don’t get enough of it daily. I always forget.

  6. I just switched brands of coconut oil and I’m way more pleased. I need to remember to take it daily for health benefits!

  7. I use it as moisturizer for my face. Plus, we cook with it all the time.

  8. We love coconut oil and have been using it for years! It’s definitely one of our most-used fats and it’s so versatile. Glad to see more bloggers posting about this wonderful, healthy fat!

  9. I use coconut oil in a lot of my personal care products and oil pulling, but I really need to get it into my diet more. Thanks for the reminder!

  10. Thank you for sharing! I will use this as reference anytime I get asked about why I use coconut oil.. 🙂

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