We all have read and listen about the coconut oil as a super food, it contains medium-chain saturated fatty acids (about 90%) as well as a small portion of mono-unsaturated fatty acids and poly-unsaturated fatty acids. It’s made from coconuts through production methods that may differ in the type of processing. Coconuts, which are abundant in healthy fatty acids, are part of the Arecaceae family and the Coco deal subfamily.

Why medium chain fatty acids are so health beneficial

Medium chain fatty acids are so beneficial for the health because the human body digests, utilizes, and absorbs MCFAs very easily, and also these fatty acids can cross the blood-brain barrier in the unbound form uninterrupted, which means that the brain can use them as an energy source. MCFAs also support your neurological health. The best of the coconut oil is the virgin, which is easily obtainable and provides the following medicinal properties that are beneficial for health.

– Improves nutrient absorption (easily digestible, makes fat-based vitamins A, D, E, and K particularly more available to the body); – Non-toxic to people and animals; – Anti-microbial (protects against bacteria, viruses, yeast, fungi, protozoa, and parasites); – Anti-inflammatory; – Antioxidant (reduces free radical damage).

– Anti-carcinogenic (inhibits cancer cell development and strengthens the immune system);

How to take advantage of the health benefits of coconut oil

Eye cream – coconut oil it’s perfect for the eyes, so apply on your eyelids before going to bed to reduce puffiness, bags, and wrinkles under the eyes;

Body scrub – for a good result, mix it with salt and essential oil to your taste (optional) and rub your skin; then wash off;

Bug bites – if you have been bitten, just apply directly on the affected skin to stop itching and burning, as well as to stimulate the healing process;

Dandruff – it reduces dandruff when applied to the scalp because it goes deep in the hair follicle and moisturizes the skin;

Hair conditioner/deep treatment – coconut oil is very good for the hair, so apply it to your hair ends running your fingers through your hair to distribute the rest; for deeper treatment, rub in some coconut oil on dry scalp and work your way towards the ends; put a shower cap on and for positive effect you should leave it through the whole night;

Lubricant – it is all-natural and perfectly safe, but incompatible with latex;

Moisturizer – apply all over the body and don’t forget to put on the neck as well;

Face wash/soap – mix equal parts of castor oil, almond, coconut, olive and avocado and then rub it on a wet face, leave it on for 2 minutes, rinse off and pat dry in the end; use this mixture instead of soap when washing your face, and soon you’ll notice the positive results;

Age spots or liver spots – it is important to rub in some coconut oil directly on the affected area to reduce the appearance of spots;

After shave – it is very helpful for irritated skin without clogging the pores;

Baldness – you should be careful and to massage gently and to apply it to the affected area mixed with rosemary, thyme, lavender, cedar wood, Jojoba oil, castor oil, and a little cayenne pepper 3 times a day, or before going to bed;

Bruises – it speeds up healing when applied to the bruise, it is very effective;

Cradle cap – you should massage coconut oil into your baby’s scalp every day will nourish your baby’s soft skin and eliminate the cradle cap;

Chap stick – it’s very good for the lips, so rub a bit on your lips; it also provides UV protection owing to 4 SPF;

Diaper salve – it is very soothing for diaper rash;

Hair gel/defrizzing – it is very good for curly hair, so if you have curly hair, rub a little between your palms and scrunch into your hair, and if you have wavy and straight hair, comb in through from the scalp towards the ends with your fingers;

Healing – apply on wounds to protect from outside dust, bacteria, and viruses;

Burns – apply it on the burn repeatedly until it heals;

Deodorant – it is even more effective with arrowroot/cornstarch powder and baking soda;

Sunscreen – although not high, it has 4 SPF;

Sunburn relief – massage it gently into the painful area;

Stretch marks – it nourishes damaged skin;

Massage oil;

Makeup remover – using some coconut oil on a cotton swab, remove any excess makeup;

Pre-shave – it makes a great protection against the damage caused by shaving;

Acne fix – use a pea-sized amount underneath your makeup to reduce oil gland stimulation;

Nipple cream – it’s extremely beneficial for nourishing cracked, sore, and dry nipples; apply it with a cotton ball and leave it on between feedings;

Skin conditions – it reduces the symptoms of skin issues like eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis;

Toothpaste – mix coconut oil and baking soda to make your own chemical-free toothpaste;

Tattoo healing and moisturizer – it prevents the pigment from fading, speeds up the healing process and reduces the risk of infection;

Swimmers ear –mix garlic and coconut oil and drip a few drops of this mixture in your ear; leave it to act for 10 min; repeat the treatment 2-3 times a day;

Breastfeeding – to enrich milk supply consume 3 ½ tbsp. of the oil a day;

Insulin support – it supports the metabolism of blood glucose and insulin secretion, which makes it ideal for both non-diabetics and diabetics;

Fitness – it speeds up metabolism, improves thyroid function, increases energy levels, reduces excess fat, and boosts muscle mass;

Digestion – the saturated fats keep intestinal parasites and fungi under control thus preventing indigestion and other related issues such as irritable bowel syndrome; it also stimulates the absorption of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids;

Nose bleeding – it prevents nose bleeding caused by weather sensitivity; apply some oil in your nostrils to strengthen and protect the capillaries;

Nausea – rub the oil inside the wrist and the forearm to calm the upset stomach;

Wrinkle prevention and wrinkle reducer – it makes the connective tissues stronger thus restoring the youthful look;

Bones and teeth – it stimulates the absorption of calcium and magnesium in the body thus leading to better development of teeth and bones;

Vitamin and nutrient – it makes the fat-based nutrients including vitamins A, D, E, and K easily absorbable;

Stress relief – relieve mental fatigue by massaging some coconut oil on your head in circular motion; the natural aroma will also reduce stress levels;

Lung function – it increases the fluidity of cell surfaces;

Weight loss – the saturated fats in coconut oil stimulate weight loss and curb cravings;

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