Coconut Oil: Uses, Health Benefits

As a mangalorean, we use Coconut oil almost every day in cooking and application externally. It has antioxidant, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties.

Here are some benefits of using Coconut oil every day:
Firstly, It moisturizes the skin
At the same time helps , boosts the immune system
Lowers the cholesterol levels
Controls the blood sugar by improving the secretion of Insulin
 Reduces Stretch marks
  • owing to its moisturizing and anti oxidant properties.
Also helps , Nourish our Hair
Aids digestion
  • to begin with, the fatty acids present requires less energy to break down.
  • And  it can be easily digested and absorbed.
 Increases bone strength
  • Undeniably, it aids the absorption of calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, and other important minerals.
Promotes weight loss
  • Firstly, the fatty acids are absorbed directly into the cells
  • And in turn, they can be easily burned as energy rather than being stored.
Energy Booster
Helps lower the risk of Alzheimer’s
Fights inflammation –
  • Above all, the Lauric and Capric acid helps in mediating inflammation.
Soothes the rash
  • Moreover, owing to the anti inflammatory property it helps in soothing the rash.
Additionally helps in healing wound
  • Antibacterial and antifungal properties make it ideal for minor scrapes and scratches.
Helps in Constipation relief
  • It aids smooth functioning of digestive tract.
Helps reducing Sun tan
Reduces Dark circles
Softens the dry elbows
Eases the arthritis pain
  • As it is anti inflammatory it helps to reduces the soreness
Treats Athletes Foot
  • Firstly, Wash your foot, pat dry it.
  • Additionally, apply considerable amount of the oil because of it anti fungal property it helps in healing it.
Prevent Stretch Marks
  • Rub the oil onto the area and massage it well.
Detangles Hair –
  • Dampen your hair well and then massage with coconut oil for about 3 minutes.
  • Then comb your hair slowly to find the hair detangled.
Helps heal the cracked heels
  • Soak your feet in warm water for 15 minutes, then slough the dead cells using a pumice stone 
  • Afterwards, apply coconut oil on the heels and massage it well.
Reduces Fine lines
  • Apply small amount of coconut oil on the face and
  • massage it slowly for 5 minutes.
Ease Osteoporosis
  • Application of Coconut oil helps in absorption of calcium.
Prevents Split ends –
  • The fatty acids present in coconut oil stick to keratin, there by protecting the hair from breakage
Reduces Dandruff
  • Apply oil about 2 -3 times a week to help keep itching at bay.
Minimizes Heartburn
  • Everyday use of Coconut oil helps in reducing heart burn
Helps heal a bruise –
  • Application of coconut oil on the bruise helps in repair the tissue damage.


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