Not only does coconut oil make the perfect addition to your popcorn, it is ridiculously good for your health, hair and skin!
Just ask any health guru, blogger, socialite, vego, vegan, and your mum’s dog. EVERYONE is loving coconut oil! Let’s take a look at some top reasons why.
Great for Cooking
Coconut oil is very different from most other cooking oils and contains a unique composition of fatty acids, primarily made up of saturated fats. Now in the past we have been told to avoid saturated fats as much as possible. However, as nutrition information and science has developed, its been found saturated fats are not so bad and what we’re left with is a perfectly healthy cooking oil (As 'Authority Nutirition' explained in depth). As an alternative to vegetable oils and shortening, coconut oil is a kitchen winner.
Amazing for Your Hair
Coconut oil works wonders in removing hair frizz and as a detangling agent when brushing out those knots. Not only that, its been found that coconut oil helps stimulate hair growth. Used in small amounts on the tips of your hair, coconut will assist in keeping hair nourished and moisturized, supporting growth and decreasing split ends. And on the scalp, its been found to reduce dandruff and scalp itch. Read more here about the benefits of coconut oil for your hair, on ‘Wellness Mama’s’ Blog.
Your Skin Will be Thanking You
This holy grail oil provides so many benefits for you skin. First and foremost, applying a thin layer to your skin after your shower will lock in moisture and keep your skin glowing. Create a body butter and mix your coconut oil with shea butter, jojoba oil or any essential oils and your skin will be in heaven. The large amounts of natural fat work as a barrier over your pores, preventing major moisture loss. Brilliant right?! Another top coconut oil skin tip fromm Dr. Axe’s 20 Secret Ways to Use Coconut Oil for Skin, Just mix coconut oil with coconut sugar to reveal smoother skin.
Check out our recent blog post DIY Honey Caramel Coconut Facial Cleansing Mousse where we use coconut oil.
A Natural Health Booster
It has been found that MCFA’s (medium-chain fatty acids) in which coconut oil is classified, speed up an individual’s metabolism in order to burn more fat and/or calories. Hello, this is a dream come true! MCFA’s when diegested are either immediately utilized for energy or transformed into ketone bodies, thus the metabolism increase This wonder oil also helps fight infections AND lowers risk to heart disease. Reseach has found there is a positive correlation between coconut oil and HDL cholesterol, thereby allowing coconut oil to help prevent coronary heart events (Read more about the science at). Brilliant.
See Your Energy and Endurance Rise
Those all important MCFA’s (medium-chain fatty acids for those of us who already forgot) found in coconut oil is what our bodies use to produce energy! Increase in coconut oil consumption (in healthy moderation) will see an increase in energy levels. Body builders and athletes use coconut oil in all types of forms for energy and fat burning. Simple incorporation of coconut oil into your diet can do wonders for fatigue and lethargy. For more coconut oil and energy info check out Coconut Pleasures B
After all of that we are just crazy for coconut oil here at Plush Organics