Top 5 uses of Coconut Oil
I have a brown shell on the outside, I can be made into oils. You can crack me open but I am not an egg. What am I??? Coconut is what we are talking about. In this article, I am going to highlight the top 5 uses of coconut oil. I every household in India we can easily find coconut oil and It’s safe to categorize it as a superfood. Using this superfood in your lifestyle will benefit you in a number of ways. In India, particularly in South India, it’s used as a cooking oil. So, me being a south Indian girl have been blessed with its benefits from childhood.
Let’s have a look at its benefits and see if you can too incorporate this oil into your healthy lifestyle.
Top 5 uses of Coconut Oil:
1. Can be used at high temperatures
87% of coconut oil fat is saturated fat, which makes it safe to use while cooking in high temperature. Because of its high saturated fat content, it is the best fats for deep frying. Use of polyunsaturated fat for deep frying purpose can convert it into toxic compounds and is harmful to health. You don’t want to do anything that is harmful to health, right??
2. Reduce body weight
Did you know that including coconut oil in your diet can reduce your appetite? Well, apparently the fatty acids in coconut oil keep you fuller for longer and thus reducing your hunger. Studies show the coconut oil uses for weight loss that people who ate breakfast with coconut oil ate fewer calories in lunch. So, get this superfood now to maintain a healthy body weight.
3. Improved dental health
I don’t know whether your toothpaste has namak(salt) and pepper and whether it fights against bacteria or not. But coconut oil has been used since ages as an antiseptic mouthwash. You might have heard oil pulling. So, its basically using coconut oil for swishing your mouth for 10 mins and you are free from problems like dental plaque, tooth decay, and gum disease.
4. Reduce seizures
The MCT’s in coconut oil are broken down by the liver and is turned into ketones that are helpful for epileptic patients. This reduces the rate of seizures in epileptic children. Reason being the MCT in coconut oil increases the blood concentration of ketone bodies that help reduce seizure.
5. Protection from sun
Coconut oil gives protection from the sun’s UV rays, which can cause wrinkles, spots and raise the risk of skin cancer. Studies found that coconut oil blocks 20% of the sun’s UV rays. Its always recommended using minimum SPF 30 that blocks 90% of UV rays. Coconut oil can also be used before a shower or as a makeup remover.
There are several benefits of coconut oil other than the above mentioned. Rather than getting influenced to outside superfoods, why not make use of Indian superfoods which are easily available.