I love coconut oil. In fact there are many claims about health benefits that have been associated with coconut oil, including benefits for your hair, skin, metabolism/weight loss, and immunity and now studies with links reversing the effects of Alzheimer’s and studies showing benefits to the thyroid. The research on coconut oil and the benefits exist– it’s a matter of learning how to use it in your home to reap the benefits. Even Dr. Oz is toting the benefits:
What are the health benefits of coconut oil?
Studies have shown that intake of coconut oil can help our bodies mount resistance to both viruses and bacteria that can cause illness. Even more, it also can help to fight off yeast, fungus, and candida.
Coconut oil can also positively affect our hormones for thyroid and blood sugar control. People who take coconut oil also tend to have improvements in how they handle blood sugar, for coconut can help improve insulin use within the body. Coconut oil can boost thyroid function helping to increase metabolism, energy and endurance. It increases digestion and helps to absorb fat-soluble vitamins.
Coconut Oil Uses
There are many ways I use coconut oil in my home and for my family. From baking to washing my face or using coconut oil as a lotion for my daughter’s dry itchy skin – we use coconut oil daily! With dry skin in the winter I love making a homemade body scrub with coconut oil! You can watch my how-to-video and all you need is organic brown or white sugar, organic fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice and organic virgin coconut oil! Three ingredients for a delicious smelling and natural body scrub that your body will thank you for! Trust me, you’ll smell amazing, your skin will feel great and look great! Try it out and tell me what you think, I’ll be sure to include more coconut oil uses and recipes here in the months to come!