Awesome Uses of Coconut Oil & the Surprising Benefits

Coconut oil is much more than just a fad. It is a curative elixir that has been shown to have countless health benefits and is beneficial for numerous things. Adding coconut oil to your daily lives can be one of the healthiest decisions you can make. In the gut, lauric acid and other MCT’s absorb directly into the bloodstream without any barriers and thus save energy and induce an early sense of satiety. Additionally, MCTs help increase blood HDL or good cholesterol levels in the blood.

Coconut oil is also great for cooking and baking!  Many other oils like olive oil can oxidize when heated but because coconut oil is made up of healthy saturated fats it remains stable under high temperatures.

Coconut oil has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties which help promote a healthy intestinal tract AKA it kills bad bacteria in the gut. When our intestines are happy and healthy, we are properly eliminating waste and not releasing toxins through the skin. This helps prevent acne and other skin disruptions. Additionally, it’s medium chain fatty acids are a great emollient for the skin. Its antioxidant properties also prevent the formation of free radicals that cause early aging.

Among the many benefits of coconut oil, here are a few more:

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Natural antibacterial and anti-fungal
  • Improves memory and brain function
  • Improves digestion, reduces stomach ulcers and ulcerative colitis
  • Prevents heart disease, cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure
  • Helps weight loss
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Beautifies skin and hair

We love our coconut oil as you can see and use it at Maui Holistic Garden Center.

Schedule an appointment today for any one of our holistic therapy services and, if you have more uses for coconut oil that you love. Please share with us because we love success stories!