Benefits of Coconut Oil | An Old Health Technique Revived (Best on an Empty Stomach)
Coconut Oil is probably one of the most beneficial oils in the world to our body. The benefits of coconut oil are so numerous, this should certainly be something that is in the ‘cupboard’ of everybody that wants to lead a healthy life. In this hub (post) I am going to go through some of the coconut oil health benefits that you could look forward to when you use this wonderfully natural product. It can be both consumed and used for oil pulling, with coconut oil ... it doesn't taste bad either.
Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of coconut oil is that it can assist with weight loss. Coconut Oil accomplishes this in a variety of different ways. To start with the fatty acids it contains helps burn off excessive weight by speeding up your metabolism, especially when taken early in the morning on an empty stomach. It also helps you maintain a healthy body, which in turn means you are much more likely to burn off extra calories. By placing the metabolism into overdrive early in the morning, you end up burning off far more calories during the day, often feel more energetic and achieving more ... including that hard to achieve weight loss. You may be surprised at just how beneficial it can be when you are looking to obtain that ‘perfect’ beach body.
In tropical areas, Coconut Oil is used for cooking. In these areas it has been shown to help prevent digestive related problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, as well as help improve your digestive system as a whole. The unique makeup of coconut oil has also been shown to help with the absorption of various nutrients.
There is evidence that coconut oil can help benefit your heart too. It has been suggested that coconut oil can help prevent cholesterol build up, and ultimately prevent heart disease. There is a much lower ‘heart disease’ rate where coconut oil is used as the primary cooking oil. However, the actual benefits are continually being researched and more and more findings about the benefits of this oil keep emerging.
Are you a teenager suffering from acne? If you are, then you may also find that coconut oil is able to help you out. Coconut Oil has been documented to help reduce acne significantly in sufferers. The unique makeup of Coconut Oil also helps prevent acne scars via aiding healing, although you obviously have to play a part in this too and avoid squeezing, scratching and picking as much as possible.
On top of all of this, coconut oil has been shown to give your immune system a nice healthy boost, helping you to avoid those seasonal bugs, or at least recover faster. Research has suggested that coconut oil can help prevent disease in the body, many claiming that it helps to prevent some types of cancer, ward of viruses and assist the body in fighting infections.
It really seems to be an ‘all-in-one’ solution, or at least a very broad health aid. I was surprised when reading about all of the benefits and have to say that I was persuaded to start incorporating this into my diet. So now you know some of the benefits, how can you use coconut oil? Well, it depends on the situation. If you want to use the product to improve your hair health then rub it onto your hair and use like a normal shampoo. If you want to benefit the health of your body, then use it in your cooking like you would use any other oil. or take a couple of table spoons daily on an empty stomach (early morning is best). It really is that simple to use coconut oil in your life!
As you can see, the coconut oil health benefits are too numerous to turn your nose up at. So why not sample some today and see just how much it can benefit your body? If you want to find out more, a simple search will lead you to a mass of information on the health benefits of this simple and inexpensive health product.
Thanks for taking the time to read. If you have anything to add, or are maybe an experienced coconut oil user, please feel free to leave a comment.
Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil
One of the best oils to use for this is cold-pressed coconut oil, as the heat process of normal coconut oil creations destroys many of its benefits. Hence, by using a cold pressing technique, the oil is extracted in the raw and natural form.
If you would like to join us on Hubpages, learn lots of new things, and also make some money whilst writing about what you like, click here to sign up today … who knows, it may turn into your main income and passion!
© Copyright 2011. Brett.Tesol - Full terms available on Brett.Tesol's profile page (click the blue link for profile, failure to read the Copyright Contract could be expensive. The act of copying this work means that you accept the full terms of the contract, regardless of whether or not you have read it).
More by this Author
The history of Korean Pop music is a short one, but it comes from the pride of a nation that brought us innovations like the Samsung Galaxy mobile. This is a country that is evolving at a crazy speed! Creating a...
Coconut oil is great for your health. However, consuming it is not the only way that it can benefit your health. Oil pulling is an unusual, but highly effective way to improve your health, especially your oral health!
An honest review of Hubpages.com and concerns about it being a scam website. Many are asking "Is Hubpages a scam?", so I thought an honest review of this site was in order!