Lesser known facts about Coconut oil:

Undoubtedly coconut oil is one of the most popular ‘superfood’ to be ever heard of. It was once outcast for the fats present in it, but today this tropical nut has gained recognition and popularity for its topical and internal usage. Coconut oil is high in saturated fats, nutrients and plays a vital role in our skincare, hair nourishment, body wellness, cooking, and treatment for various health issues.

Few benefits of the coconut oil:

1. Lustrous, healthy, and strong hair:

Coconut oil is high in saturated fat, iron, vitamin K and E, which aids in rapid hair growth. Coconut oil helps in repairing the damage caused to the hair and also deeply moisturises it. It also helps in reduction of dandruff and lice causing bacteria. Many people around the world use it for styling and adding volume to hair. Coconut oil is also proven to relieve stress, aches and acts as a booster for head massages.

2. Enjoy your favourite snack guilt-free:

Coconut oil is majorly used as an alternative to cooking oil in many parts of south India. Virgin coconut oil has many health benefits on the human body. It is proven to improve the good cholesterol in the body although being high in saturated fats. After all, not all fats are bad. It should be an integral part of diet for those prone to inflammation and high blood pressure. Most importantly coconut oil is free from carbs and high in antioxidants making and vegan and diet friendly.

3. Have an ever shining facer:

Coconut oil has high anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, making it the best for your skin. It helps you moisturise your skin deeply and also repair the damaged skin barriers. It also acts as a great physical exfoliator when mixed with coffee granules, brown sugar etc. Coconut oil is very effective for dry, chapped lips, it helps in restoring its lost lustre and moisture back.

4. Remedy for your oral hygiene:

It is lesser known fact that coconut oil is helpful for maintaining the oral hygiene as well. By using the oil pulling method, and swishing it for around 20 minutes can give you a toxin free mouth. It is also beneficial for curing tooth decay, bleeding gums, bad breath and more.
So the next time you are out shopping, be sure to pick up a coconut oil jar, your body will thank you later.

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