All edible parts of the coconut, which are the coconut “meat”, water, milk and oil, have many proven health benefits. Here are the most important:
1) Digestion Aid: – This fruit is rich in therapeutic substances that help improve the digestion process. The coconut oil contains anti microbial properties that help destroy parasites, fungi and bacteria that cause indigestion and enhance absorption of nutrients in the body.
2) Heart Disease: – Although coconut oil is a saturated fat, it’s not harmful because it’s made up of medium-chain triglycerides (MCT), fatty acids that are easily metabolized and are not stored as fat in the body. The oil is made from lauric acid, which helps decrease the presence of bad cholesterol in the blood. The acid also helps lowering the risk of high blood pressure by preventing damage of the arteries.
3) Healthy Skin: – Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer for all types of skins and it’s used in the production of various types of body care products.
The oil helps protect the skin from the effects of ultraviolet rays of the sun and helps keeping your skin young and lively by preventing dryness and flaking on the skin and as well delay wrinkles.
Bioflavonoids, that are present in the oil, contain strong antioxidants that help prevent degenerative diseases and help in the treatment of various skin infections like dermatitis, psoriasis etc.
4) Healthy Hair: – Coconut oil contains essential proteins and nutrients needed for a natural healthy strong hair. The oil is a wonderful hair conditioner that helps in the growth and repair of damaged hair. It nourishes the hair and gives it that lovely shiny complexion and frees it from lice and dandruff.