As we all know, coconut oil is made from the kernels of the coconut fruit. And it is said to contain a lot of saturated fat according to nutritional studies.
There are two types of coconut oil. There’s the Virgin coconut oil which is traditionally made and retains it’s natural scent and flavour. Then there’s the processed and refined one which we find in the supermarket and grocery stores, it has a rather neutral scent and is preferably used for cooking rather than the Virgin one. Typically, because of the coconut oil’s high saturated fat content, it’s almost a last option for cooking use because of the rate at which saturated fat increases cholesterol. So instead olive oil which has 14% of saturation is commonly used.
But new studies have found out that coconut oil might affect the body differently than other saturated fat oils will. This is because of its acid content which has a tendency to increase HDL cholesterol which is ‘good cholesterol’ in the blood. That’s why most people choose to use it in order to enhance weight loss but yet it’s still a debated theory among nutrition researchers.
Anyways here are six facts about virgin coconut oil that you’ll be interested to know about!
1. BEARD CARE
If you have a beard, you’ll notice that your facial sometimes gets a bit bumpy and dry. Virgin Coconut oil when rubbed liberally into your hair follicles helps to keep your beards hydrated and prevents dryness and flaking of the skin. So rub some oil on those dry bumps today!
Not satisfied with your beard growth?? Start applying some coconut oil everyday! I noticed when I started using virgin coconut oil after a week, I got comments from people around saying my beards were increasing. Coconut oil prevents oxidative damage of testosterone which is the hormone responsible for hair growth, thereby enhancing its effects.
It also gives your hair and beard a coordinated and shiny look, Making them look more attractive to your beholders, especially the opposite sex. So don’t forget to apply some coconut oil before you go out or on a date!
Coconut oil can also be used as a shaving cream alternative. It softens the skin under and helps the blades of your clipper or shaving stick to glide smoothly and prevent after shave bumps.
2. ANTIFUNGAL PROPERTIES
Virgin Coconut oil fights tough with bacteria and fungi on the skin and helps with treatment and prevention of skin reactions, acne and pimples.
3. CALORIE FURNACE
Virgin Coconut oil contains triglycerides which help your body to burn 5% more of calories per day when used in the right amount.
4. FILLED TUMMY
Virgin Coconut oil’s triglycerides have proven to curb hunger. Men who consumed MCT’s tended to eat 236 fewer calories per day than men who did not.
Virgin Coconut oil refines skin texture and helps to prevent dryness and hardness of skin. It also increases the hormone effect of melanin responsible for skin pigment. It also cures eczema and gives your skin a clean and smooth glow.
6. DENTAL HEALTH
Virgin Coconut oil helps with pulling out food debris. A swish or spoonful of coconut oil into your mouth for 20 minutes like a mouth wash, it helps to pull out harmful bacteria that could cause decay and mouth odor.
I know you once thought coconut oil was just good as an organic skincare routine but now you’ve seen the light. Virgin coconut oil is a very good for both body and health care. Try using it for any of these purposes and you’ll see the beautiful results!