There are health benefits for using coconut oil in your food consumption and the products that you put on to your body. Coconut oil is easily absorbed into the skin and has health benefits for making your skin soft and supple. It is also a great soothing relief, often used in after-sun products because of the antiviral and antibacterial properties that the body produces from the Lauric acid found in the genetic makeup of coconut.
- Skin and body products that contain coconut oil include shower gels, shampoo, body oils and body moisturizer.
These products are great for the skin and body and if you are looking for a product, look for ones that contain coconut to see the results first hand, for how well coconut improves the appearance of the skin and hair.
- Coconuts are a great food source; they are full of vitamins and minerals that support the body functions, they are high in fat but it is a good fat. However, it is important that you consume coconut in a moderate amount because getting a balanced diet is important for the health of you and your family.
- Health benefits for consuming coconut. These include weight loss, regulates metabolism and can protect you from a number of illnesses including high blood pressure and diabetes. There is some evidence that supports the theory that consuming coconut can aid in the prevention of cancer.
The uses for coconut oil
If you are looking to get coconut oil into your family’s diet, there are ways to incorporate coconut into your diet; this will ensure that you are getting the full benefit of the goodness into your family’s diet.
If you are making a curry, it is a great idea to use coconut milk; this can enhance the flavour of the dish. You can eat flakes of coconut in amongst trail mix, this is a great snack food option because often these contain nuts and this is a great source of protein.
It is possible to add dried coconut to a variety of different foods including cookies and cakes. It ensures that the food choices are going to be as beneficial as possible to the health of your family.
There is some evidence currently produced which looks at the health benefits that coconut has on teeth. It could become part of the toothpaste in the future; it can fight against tooth decay and infections. This is great news for all those people who hate the taste of mint in toothpaste.
Try adding the oil to cook with instead of vegetable oil or olive oil, this will allow the goodness into your diet. There is even a suggestion of adding coconut oil to popcorn instead of butter, I haven’t tried this option yet and am unsure as to the taste.
Therefore, eating coconut is good for your diet and health in moderate amounts, but it is also great on the skin too with its antibacterial and soothing properties; this food should be included in your family’s diet.