Coconut oil health benefits-Part 1

Posted by Hannah Punitha on Sun, Jan 31, 2010  
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The coconut oil maintains cholesterol levels and provides relief from heart diseases. Various diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, cancer and much more can be controlled with regular use of coconut oil in diet.


The components of coconut oil are easily absorbed by the body and these components fight against virus and bacteria. The acids in coconut oil such as lauric acid, capric acid, and caprylic acid have antioxidant, antifungal, antimicrobial, and antibacterial properties. These properties make coconut oil useful for healing wounds and other external problems. Coconut oil has 90% of saturated fats, but these fats do not increase bad cholesterol levels in the body. The remaining percentage is made up of unsaturated fatty acids which are also good for health.


Coconut oil provides natural nourishment to hair. It is generally applied topically on hair. By applying coconut oil regularly on hair, you can get a shiny complexion. Further, damages in hair are also naturally cured by coconut oil. Many people have found coconut oil to be excellent for stress relief. A smooth and gentle massage on head after application of coconut oil relieves stress and cools the body. Massaging coconut oil on skin provides excellent benefits.


For a smooth and wrinkle-free skin, apply some coconut oil and massage for a few minutes everyday. It repairs chopped skin and moisturizes the skin. Many body care and skin care products contain coconut oil in some form.




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