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22 Health Benefits of Coconut Oil You Need to Know About

Do you want to live a little healthier? Did you know it doesn’t require any fancy or expensive products?

In fact, you can use a regular household item to get a little healthier. This amazing item is none other than coconut oil.

Yes, coconut oil has many healthy uses because it is really that good for you.

So if you are interested in how coconut oil can better your health, read on. Here are the health benefits of adding coconut oil to your health routine:

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

1. Kills Candida

Have you ever heard of candida? Well, it is a nasty little condition that can make you feel bad all over. It is basically a yeast overgrowth throughout your entire body.

But the good news is that coconut oil can actually help fight off candida. Though, you need to change your diet to also help keep the amount of yeast in your body low, consuming coconut oil can help.

2. Add Moisture

I use coconut oil myself for this exact reason. Coconut oil is an organic and very inexpensive skin moisturizer.

So you just put some in your hand, rub it until it becomes a liquid, and then you rub it on your skin. It will add moisture and make your skin glow simultaneously.

3. Lessens Cellulite

Most women have cellulite and wish they didn’t. This benefit of coconut oil does have mixed reviews, but if you want to ditch your cellulite in an organic fashion, then it may be worth a try.

Basically, cellulite is just a layer of lumpy fat. You can rub coconut oil on those areas and some say it will remove that layer of fat.

4. Minimizes Wrinkles

Are you battling wrinkles? Would you like to get rid of it without using expensive or harmful chemicals? If so, then coconut oil is just what you need.

Coconut oil is great for anti-aging because it is full of antioxidants. This helps to cleanse your body which reduces signs of aging. You can also rub coconut oil on your wrinkles and it can improve the sight of them as well.

5. Treats UTIs and Kidney Infections

Because coconut oil has so many antifungal and antibacterial properties, it should come as no surprise that it works well to end UTIs and kidney infections.

So you’ll just need to consume coconut oil and then allow the antioxidants to do their job of cleansing your body and ridding it of any infection.

6. Helps with Inflammation and Arthritis

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Do you battle with sore joints? Do you have inflammation in your body in the form of arthritis? If so, then coconut oil could be just what you’ve needed.

So you’ll just want to rub coconut oil on those sore areas. Its powerful antioxidants will go straight to work on those sore areas of your body.

7. Helps Your Hormones

So many people struggle with imbalanced hormones nowadays. It is because of the food we eat and products we use that are filled with chemicals that imitate certain hormones in our bodies and cause everything to get out of whack.

Well, if you are looking for a natural way to balance your hormones, then consider ingesting more coconut oil. You will be amazed at how healthy fats can actually help get your body back in kilter with itself.

8. Helps with Digestion

Do you struggle with digesting your food properly? It can be quite miserable, can’t it? You no longer have to head to the drug store and purchase over the counter meds to help your food making its way through your system.

Instead, try ingesting more coconut oil. Your body needs to be able to ingest more calcium and magnesium, which is exactly what coconut oil can help you do.

9. Whitens Teeth

Again, I use coconut oil this way myself. We all want a whiter smile, but we don’t always wants to use those over the counter products that are expensive and can be harmful to your teeth.

So instead, try either brushing your teeth with coconut oil or swishing coconut oil in your mouth. Oil pulling has many benefits, but one I have found is that it does create a whiter smile more naturally.

10. Increases Energy

Because coconut oil is good for your digestion and can rev up your metabolism as well, then it is no wonder that this can actually increase your energy.

But it isn’t one of those energy highs that follows a hard crash. Instead, it gives you a longer boost of energy with no crash involved.

11. Improves Memory

Are you finding it harder to remember certain things? I know I do. It can be quite difficult to be under a lot of stress and remember everything.

But what if you could use an organic product that actually helped your memory? Well, coconut oil is just that.

12. Prevents Osteoporosis

As many women get older, they battle osteoporosis. This is where your bones become brittle, and they can break easily.

Well, when consuming more coconut oil this can help you to battle this condition as well. According to studies, our bodies have what are called ‘free radicals’ which is one of the leading causes of osteoporosis. When using coconut oil, the antioxidants help rid our bodies of free radicals which in turn helps to avoid osteoporosis.

13. Helps with Type II Diabetes

We are going to discuss later in this article how coconut oil can help with balancing your blood sugar and can also help you to burn fat.

But if you are doing both of those things, then you are improving your type II diabetes. Therefore, coconut oil is a great product to use if you suffer from this type of diabetes.

14. Conditions Hair

I bet you never guessed that I actually use coconut oil in this way too? Well, I do and it works wonderfully.

Instead of buying expensive hair conditioners, just purchase organic coconut oil and run it through your wet hair. Then rinse. It is a great (and natural) way to have healthy hair.

15. Cancer Prevention and Treatment

It is believed that a ketogenic diet could be one thing that could actually help cancer patients recover from this disease.

Well, coconut oil actually produces ketones while it is being digested. This is why people believe that it can not only prevent but also potentially, heal cancer.

16. Prevents Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure

Again, we know that coconut oil can help reduce body fat and also lower your blood sugar. These two things alone are enough to help prevent heart disease.

But also when you have a healthy heart, this means it doesn’t have to work as hard to pump blood through your system and therefore lowers your blood pressure.

17. Balances Blood Sugar

Balanced blood sugar is actually the key to a lot of things. This will help lower your risk for type II diabetes.

Also, it helps you to lose weight as well. When your body’s blood sugar doesn’t spike, your body doesn’t store fat and can actually maintain a higher metabolism.

18. Helps to Burn Fat

So as I just said, when you ingest more coconut oil, it helps to regulate your blood sugar which also helps your body to burn fat.

However, it is also shown that coconut oil can help to keep you full longer, which also can decrease your body fat.

19. Helps Build Muscle

You want to burn fat, but you are also focused on building muscle too. If so, then coconut oil is just what you’ve been looking for.

So not only does coconut oil stabilize blood sugar levels, keep you full longer, and burn fat from your body, it also gives your body what it needs in order to build lean muscle too.

20. Prevents Gum Disease

Are you worried about your smile? What I mean is, are you worried that you may be developing gum disease?

If so, then you need to introduce coconut oil into your health regimen. It has properties that can actually help prevent gum disease from ever happening.

21. Can Help with Alzheimer’s

We are learning new things about these tragic diseases every day. Our brains are able to produce insulin in order to process glucose to power our brain cells. Well, the ketones that are produced by coconut oil could actually be used as another powering source for the brain’s cells when Alzheimer’s stops the brain from producing insulin.

22. Improves Cholesterol

Coconut oil is amazing. We all know our body has two cholesterol numbers. We have one for the good cholesterol (which is usually too low because we don’t eat enough of the right foods.)

Then we have a number for the bad cholesterol (which is usually too high because we cook with the wrong fats.) Well, when you begin to consume coconut oil it has a way of making your good cholesterol increase, while your bad cholesterol decreases. Therefore, improving your overall cholesterol.

Well, you now know that coconut oil has over 20 different health benefits. Coconut oil is an inexpensive and organic way of maintaining your health.

But now, I’d love to hear from you. Do you use coconut oil? If so, how do you use it? Have you seen any great benefits from it?

We love hearing from you. Please leave us your thoughts in the comment section below.

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