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The Health Benefits Of Coconut Oil

The Health Benefits Of Coconut Oil

Supermodel Miranda Kerr uses it to cook with, Suki Waterhouse applies it to keep her skin silky smooth and Kourtney Kardashian hails it as the saviour to her luscious locks.

Here at Myvitamins, we find out why celebs are still going go co-co-nuts for coconut oil and what it could do for you.

Why choose coconut oil?

Made from the meat of the coconut, which is dried and pressed, coconut oil is 100% natural.

It’s Amazing For Your Hair

Even the most expensive deep conditioning treatments struggle to compete against the purity and efficacy of coconut oil, and a fraction of the price, this entirely natural elixir will make an indispensable addition to your daily routine.

Conditioner: Try Kourtney Kardashian’s DIY hair mask to inject moisture back into dull and dry locks once a month. Natural and rich in  vitamin E, vitamin K, and iron, it’s the perfect cost-effective intensive mask and deep conditioner.

Ingredients

1 x Medium Avocado

2 x Tbsp Warmed Coconut Oil

1 x Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar

Mix the avocado, warmed coconut oil and vinegar into a bowl. Apply to the bottom half of hair, concentrating on split ends. Place a shower cap over your hair and leave on for 30 minutes. Shampoo and condition hair as usual.

Clear skin is in

Naturally antibacterial and antifungal, coconut oil is a also a fantastic moisturiser, perfect for hydrating dry or eczema-prone skin.

Moisturiser: Replenish skins vital oils by rubbing a teaspoon of  the oil all over your face and neck,massaging in upwards circular motions. When you’re done, wash off the for silky smooth and glowing skin.

It’s great for removing make-up: Even waterproof mascara! Simply apply lightly and run gently away with a cotton pad to remove all trace of the day.

Cuticle Oil: Apply to the skin around your nail beds to help remedy damaged cuticles and strengthen nail beds.

 

For Inner Health

Helps balance insulin levels: Coconut oil contains energy-releasing MCTs, which means if you use it regularly, it can take some of the load off your pancreas and its insulin duties. Less insulin flying around means less chance of inflammation, which is good news.

Better nutrient absorption: As a good friend to your digestive system, coconut oil helps in the uptake of other vitamins and minerals.

Prevention of  heart disease: Saturated fat helps your cholesterol levels to balance out, increasing the good ‘HDL’ kind, and lowering the bad ‘LDL’ kind.

Anti-inflammatory: Some studies have suggested that coconut oil may be effective as an anti-inflammatory, which is good news for those with arthritis, and athletes with aching joints.

Boosts immunity: Thanks to being packed with lauric acid, a potent antibacterial, coconut oil can help to keep common colds and illnesses at bay.

Efficient energy source: Coconut oil’s fatty acids are what’s known as medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). Essentially, that means they get into your digestive system faster than the longer-chain triglycerides found in other oils. More efficient absorption means faster energy.

 

It’s a delicious oil and butter alternative

Use it to bake, roast, and fry up some delicious recipies as a great oil and butter alternative with added health benefits.

Unlike many other cooking oils, coconut oil  can withstand high cooking temperatures making it the perfect healthy substitute.

We’re excited to be able to offer coconut oil at Myvitamins, in both solid and tablet form and we hope that you’ll give a go.