Coconut oil has been getting a lot of shine lately. The natural hair care community, which is growing by the second, has abundantly praised this substance. They literally sit on their altar next to the shea butter and their humongous jar of Eco Gel with Argan oil. However, coconut oil has many various uses and it’s hard to decide whether to place it in your kitchen cabinet, in your bathroom, prop it up on the bookshelf next to your bible. Here a few of the different ways to you can incorporate coconut oil into your life. Maybe some of you might see this and renew your faith in God; don’t block the blessings that coconut oil is trying to give you.
As previously stated, coconut oil is now prevalently known for giving like to those kinky curl locks. It can be used as a great moisturizer, making your hair soft and shiny. When washing your hair, warm up a bottle of coconut oil prior to getting into the shower. After you’re finished shampooing, apply it to your hair and let it sit for at least five minutes before rinsing it out. When you step out the shower you’ll see a noticeable difference. If you don’t try taking a before and after picture or go see your optometrist.
Speaking of healing, coconut oil can also help fight off infections. It contains Lauric Acid, which upon being digested combines with monolaurin to kill potentially harmful and deadly pathogens. Bateria, fungi and even common viruses won’t stand a chance. They can even kill Staphylococcus known as a Staph infection. What has your NyQuil done for you lately?
Like most oils, coconut is not just good for your hair it’s also good for your skin as well. When applying it to your skin, the moisture that it applies can be felt instantly. It soothes and moistens cracked and dry skin while leaving a nice scent behind. You can also use coconut oil as a form of sunscreen. Studies how that it helps prevent up to 20% of the ultraviolet rays that come from the sun, and if you do get sunburned coconut oil can aid in the healing process.
Last, but not least, coconut oil is overall good for your diet. Most people think that because it is considered a saturated fat that it’s bad for you. In fact, coconut oil contains a special type of saturated fat called medium chain triglycerides or MCT. When digested MCT goes straight to your liver, causing you body to consume them and then immediately use them as energy. This means that your body won’t store the energy like it does other fats. According to studies, consuming 15 to 30 grams of MCT per day will help burn about 120 extra calories; leading to weight loss and a smaller waist. How about that?