Coconut oil is one of the healthiest things you can use in and on your body. It can treat dandruff, dry skin, gum disease, fat loss and many more benefits. By adding coconut oil to your diet, you can reap the many health benefits of coconut oil.
The easiest way to get these benefits is to consume coconut oil straight. If that’s not very appealing (which it’s not to me) it can be added to a variety of foods. The best ways would be to add it to your coffee, smoothies, or use it to replace vegetable or olive oil in your cooking and baking. We use coconut oil to pop our store made popcorn daily. It’s a healthy alternative to create a low calorie snack.
It contains medium chain fats which boost metabolism, energy, and can break down bacteria, fungus, and viruses. It’s great to use on cuts and scrapes because it contains antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Coconut oil can also be placed directly on the skin or in your hair to treat acne, dry skin, and damaged hair because of the moisture it can provide. It can be added to your tub to create a detox bath or used to make homemade scrubs or lip gloss.
It can even be used for your cats and dogs. Yes your furry friends will benefit greatly from coconut oil just like you will. It helps keep their teeth and gums clean which gets rid of bad dog breath. Coconut oil also increases energy and improves their skin, coat, and digestion and this can help keep bad doggy odor at bay. Just give them a spoonful right from the jar or freeze dollops of oil for a cool treat in warm weather.