The Coconut Oil Craze

Heard about the coconut oil craze and want to know some facts?

Coconut oil is one of the few foods which is classified as a “superfood” and has more benefits than you probably realise. It has been demonised in the past because it contains almost 90% saturated fat. Coconut oil however doesn’t contain your average run-of-the-mill saturated fats like you would find in cheese or steak. It contains Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs), which are metablolised differently. MCTs go straight to the liver from the digestive tract, where they are used as a quick source of energy or turned into ketone bodies. Ketone bodies can have therapeutic effects on brain disorders like epilepsy and Alzheimer’s. However there are many more benefits of coconut oil.

BODY BENEFITS

The best news is this unique combination of fatty acids also beats sugar cravings to aid in weight loss and the medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut oil can increase energy expenditure compared to the same amount of calories from longer chain fats helping you burn more fat. To try coconut oil for weight loss start by adding one teaspoon to your diet and slowly increase your way to four teaspoons a day. If you are also a sufferer of poor digestion and stomach bloating add coconut oil to your diet. Coconut oil has been found to benefit digestive problems such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).

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SKIN BENEFITS

This great oil is not just used for cooking; it’s a wonderful hydrating treat for skin too. It will keep your skins connective tissues strong, which prevents wrinkles and sagging skin. Apply the coconut oil directly to your skin to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and use it daily on your face and body for a healthy looking glow.

HAIR BENEFITS

Just when you think that’s all this wonderful product does, there is more; coconut oil is also one of the best natural nutrients for your hair. It will help in healthy growth of hair and gives your hair a polished healthy shine. By regularly massaging your head with coconut oil, you can ensure your scalp is free of dandruff, even if your scalp is chronically dry. Coconut oil will also help keep your hair and scalp free from lice and lice eggs. Coconut oil has a high moisture retention capacity – a fancy way of saying it keeps the good stuff in! It helps control dry damaged tresses into shiny, healthy hair.

Mooloolaba beach pharmacy stocks several brands of Coconut oil including:
• Sococo Cold pressed 100% organic Coconut oil
• Melrose organic unrefined coconut oil
• Elostin Coconut oil 100%

And not forgetting our complete skin care range of Inecto pure coconut products.