Coconut oil is often a part of the diet of athletes and those who have a problem with excess weight. The main reason for this is that coconut oil has fewer calories than other oils, quickly turns into energy and contributes to the accumulation of fat in the blood vessels. Coconut oil also stimulates the level of resistance of the body and thus enhances the performance of athletes and is also ranked high on the list of healthiest oils in the world. It deserves its own page which will describe its properties and medicinal usage.
First thing to say about coconut oil is that it consists of 90% saturated fatty acids (most of them are medium chain triglycerides), then, unsaturated fatty acids (linoleic acid), monounsaturated fatty acids, certain derivatives of fatty acids, fatty alcohol, polyphenols, which are responsible for the smell and taste of coconut oil, vitamins E, K and minerals. At low temperatures can be squeezed so in this case before you use slightly warm.
Coconut oil contributes in solving many health problems and is recommended as an auxiliary natural means of preventing colds and treatment of the following diseases: obesity, diabetes, heart disease, kidney problems, high blood pressure. Then, to enhance immunity, maintaining cholesterol, regulate metabolism, regulate digestion, helps in healthy functioning of the thyroid gland…
Coconut oil has antiviral and antibacterial activity and is very effective against various infections as well. Also, it kills viruses that cause measles, flu, herpes, hepatitis, kills the bacteria that cause various infections, throat infections, urinary, lung inflammation, gonorrhea etc..
The presences of triglycerides of fatty acids in coconut oil are very useful for prevention of liver diseases because substances are easily turned into energy, thus reducing the load on the liver and prevents accumulation of fat.
It is believed that coconut oil has an impact on reducing sensitivity to HIV and cancer.
Coconut oil helps in treating various skin diseases such as psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections.
Coconut oil is very soothing and it helps in removing stress. Gentle massage of the head with coconut oil helps in removing mental fatigue.
Finally, when it comes to cosmetics, coconut oil is one of the best natural hair cares. It gives the hair shine and promotes healthy hair growth. If you regularly rub the hair roots and eliminates dandruff essential protein in coconut oil feed and regenerate damaged hair. Coconut oil is a safe solution for problems with dry skin hydrated and prevents premature skin aging.
For these reasons coconut oil is a favorite ingredient for the development of modern cosmetics for hair care and body, such as soaps, shampoos, lotions, creams, etc…