Coconuts have a massive array of uses, from doormats and ropes to sports drinks and health products. Coconut oil, a product of coconuts, has a tremendous amount of uses and many great benefits. It’s been a long time coming with the current craze around health products which support the sports industry, so is coconut oil the next big thing? We explore the notion a bit more…
The Many Uses of Coconuts
Coconut oil has many uses, especially for health nuts looking to explore its countless benefits. Research is still limited on coconut oil, but the facts are that the lipids/fatty acids can yield benefits, such as weight loss, stress relief, boosted immunity, relief from kidney problems, increased bone strength, cholesterol maintenance, it acts as an antioxidant, and so much more.
Coconut oil s 92% saturated fat, primarily made up from medium chain triglycerides (lauric acid, palmitic acid and myristic acid). What’s important to know about this is that your system metabolizes these quickly, promoting healthy cholesterol.
Cooking with coconut oil is also a great idea. It’s a heat-stable oil, meaning that is can reach a higher heat than typical cooking oils, without damaging its fatty acids which give so much benefit. It’s even being added to many people’s coffee because of its health benefits and its great flavour.
Besides cooking with it, coconut oil also has amazing benefits when applied topically. Research has shown how applying it to your hair (like a conditioner) and massaging it through well provides essential proteins and nourishes damaged hair. On your skin it also acts as an effective moisturizer. The topical uses are too numerous to really delve it, and we’re mainly focussed on its consumed benefits.
Coconut Oil Benefits
It’s even used in the latest form of one of the world’s best health supplements, PurePharma D3. Vitamin D3 gives you stronger bones, improves immune function and reduces your risk of osteoporosis, among other benefits. Because Vitamin D3 is a fat-soluble vitamin, by blending D3 with the highest quality organic coconut oil, PurePharma ensures the fastest delivery and best absorption.
In conclusion, coconut oil seems to have all the right boxes ticked, and as a healthy alternative to other “processed” options, it certainly looks like it’s hear to stay and it might just be the next big thing for many health conscious people…