Coconut, a popular fruit produced from the coconut palm and used worldwide especially in the Caribbean where it is used in many dishes and for its medicinal purposes. Coconut contains juice and meat on the inside, its juice is commonly drank and is known to aid in many illnesses. Its meat is also useful because the oil from the meat although enriched with high levels of saturated fat is very healthy and is used in a variety of ways.
A Look at Coconut Oil
Coconut oil, a vegetable oil used across the world for many health conditions but aside from that it is popularly used for cooking on a daily basis and for hair care and skin care too as it is used as an ingredient in many cosmetics.
Coconut oil is also called palm oil it is enriched with vitamin E, vitamin K, iron and have no sodium, cholesterol or carbohydrate. But also have fatty acids like palmitic acid, lauric acid, Capri acid, oleic acid, stearic acid and linoleic acid just to name a few. When consumed coconut oil is known to be very beneficial for weight loss, also known to boost the body’s metabolism, strengthens the immune system, prevents or treats cancer, diabetes, regulates high blood pressure, protects the kidney from disease. Used externally, the oil is an excellent choice for the skin and hair. This wonderful oil contains powerful antioxidants and antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal properties.
Coconut oil is an excellent choice for treating many skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and also protects the skin from aging. According to numerous research coconut oil kills the bacteria that cause gonorrhea, urinary tract infections, pneumonia and is known to commonly eliminate the virus that causes measles, hepatitis and influenza (flu), promotes strong healthy bones and teeth.
Coconut oil can be found in many varieties like pure coconut oil this is normally used in hair oils and massaging oil, used in cosmetics and for cooking. There is also organic coconut oil, extra virgin coconut oil, organic virgin coconut oil and refined coconut oil but the most popular coconut oil is extra virgin coconut oil and is the best choice.
So, whenever you pick up that bottle of oil or any of the coconut oil products always remember the many benefits that derives from it.