Facts about Coconut oil
Coconut oil is edible and extracted from the kernel (shell) of a matured coconut harvested from a coconut palm. It is a good provider of primary source of fat in diet.
Coconut oil can be used for cooking due to high amount of rancidity in the oil, and it can last up to two years due to significant amount of saturated fat content.
Here’s a list of Coconut Nutrition Fact:
- Total Fat – 21%
- Saturated fat – 58%
Coconut Oil comprises of:
- Saturated fatty acid.
- Polyunsaturated fatty acids.
- Poly-phenols (Gallic acid).
- Fatty acid derivatives.
- Lauric acid.
- Capric acid.
- Caprylic acid.
- Myristic acid.
- Palmitic acid.
- Linoleic acid.
- Fatty esters.
- Fatty polysorbates.
- Polyol Esters.
Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer for dry skin. In fact, many people use it as massage oil before taking a bath for moisturizing the whole body.
Coconut oil benefit includes treatment of skin infections such as psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema. Many anti-itch creams include it as a main ingredient.
It also helps in case of stingy insect bites and termed as a natural mosquito repellent because they have the ability to kill the viruses and bacteria.
In case of burns, sore muscle and bruises, it is very helpful as a reliever. It helps postpone the aging process to some extent and is an amazing stress reliever.
Health benefit of coconut oil includes its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties which help in healthy growth of hair.
Coconut oil consists of vitamin E which is an excellent tonic that is effective for dandruff and flaky skin. It also helps in reducing hair loss and moisturizing the scalp.
The unsaturated fat contained in coconut oil helps to aid in weight loss and helps in stimulating thyroid gland.
It is a natural detoxifying food which helps to completely cleanse your body. Coconut oil is useful for those women who suffer from osteoporosis due to lack of calcium and magnesium, it soothes the joint pains.
Moreover, this oil regulates the sebum production and locks the skin pores to prevent the outbreak of acne and pimples.
Coconut oil is currently used in Philippines as a fuel for transportation and for electric generation in the island of Pacific.
A saturated fat contained in coconut oil helps to decrease heart cholesterol, by increasing the amount of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
As part of health benefit of coconut oil, it is used to prevent tungiasis that causes sand fleas harmful to brain memory. It contains large amount of lauric acid, which is used to decrease the amount of monolaurin which causes skin infection.
Coconut oil benefit also involves relief in inflammation, rheumatic conditions, malaria and leprosy. It is also used to treat conditions like scalp psoriasis.