If we had to choose one magic beauty and health product, coconut oil (Cocos Nucifera) would win, hands down. Organic coconut oil is loaded with fatty acids as well as antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties, so it packs a pretty powerful punch.
A skincare wonder, this oil eliminates the need for some of the most toxic beauty concoctions on the market. Used topically, it offers an intense hydration hit, preventing fine lines and giving skin a radiant glow. It can also be used to deal with acne and eczema. Coconut oil is an amazing hair treatment. The fatty acids work to make your tresses stronger, shinier, and much healthier looking. While it is a fairly thick oil, it absorbs quickly and does not leave a greasy residue.
Extra virgin coconut oil has a myriad of health benefits, which explains why everyone has gone coco-nutty for it! When eaten, it has a soothing effect on digestion and bloating, and is known for reducing sugar cravings. Amazingly, though it is a fatty oil, it has been linked to weight loss. Coconut oil boosts metabolism and slashes the amount of fat that goes into storage, so it is great for anyone trying to manage diabetes or simply control their weight. For a body detox, start by eating one teaspoon a day, and work your way up to four.
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