Did you know that coconut oil is the healthiest oil in the world? It has a wide range of applications in the kitchen as well as in cosmetics and dietetics. Due to the variety of properties and effective action, it is used by many people. How will you use it?
Coconut oil in the kitchen
Thanks to the fatty acid content it positively affects human metabolism and helps reduce body weight. Coconut oil helps in weight loss, slimming, it reduces appetite and hinders fat deposition. Interestingly, it is an excellent substitute for butter, margarine or cooking oil. It has found a wide use in the kitchen – it can be used for spreading over bread, as an addition to salads or for frying in high temperatures (it does not burn). Consumption of coconut oil by an adult should not exceed about 30 ml each day.
Coconut oil for health purposes
It can be used in the treatment and prevention of various diseases. Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal activity. Therefore, it is used to treat infections, inflammations, acne and other imperfections. Interestingly, it can be used to relieve mild epilepsy in children and prevent cardiovascular disease by regulating cholesterol levels. Coconut oil reduces stress, improves mood and alleviates the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
Coconut oil for beauty and care
The use of coconut oil in the care of the skin, hair and nails is probably the most popular. The product works well in the role of a cream, a body lotion, a lipstick, a mask or a conditioner for the hair, nails or face. Coconut oil smoothes out and moisturizes the skin, soothes irritations and seals the natural hydrolipid barrier. Interestingly, it is also suitable for removing makeup, even waterproof cosmetics. It is just perfect for massage and it is irreplaceable for anti-cellulite, slimming and relaxation treatments. What is more, some people use coconut oil as an antiperspirant or toothpaste.