HEALTHY BENEFITS OF COCONUT OIL
The many healthy benefits of coconut oil are well known but few people realize that coconut oil is also useful for weight loss and for improving athletic endurance and performance.
COCONUT OIL AND THE ATHLETE
Coconut oil is an amazingly versatile natural product that can benefit people in search of a better, healthier diet.
One of the main benefits of coconut oil is that it is very low in calories and has a unique chemical make-up that will turn it’s fat into energy.
This makes it ideal for athletes who want to increase their energy and endurance and at the same time, lose unwanted weight. Coconut oil benefits are more likely to be much enhanced when a healthy diet using coconut oil and physical activity are combined.
Personally I was amazed when I added just five or six tablespoons of high quality coconut oil to my diet and lost weight. At the time I thought I was already pretty lean, but still lost more weight which was an advantage as an endurance athlete.
It seems to me that one of the main benefits of coconut oil is that it somehow speeds up body metabolism and this results in burning more fat.
So in other words, by adding coconut oil to one’s diet on a regular basis you are using fat to burn fat. Does it really get any better than that?
Lauric Acid that is very rare and found only in “mother’s milk” and coconut oil seems to have a lot to do with speeding up the metabolism and fat burning process.
HAIR GROWTH AND MAINTENANCE BENEFITS
It’s no mystery why so many Asian women have long, lustrous, glowing, healthy-looking hair. They use coconut oil in their hair on a regular basis.
Using coconut oil in the hair on a regularly replaces lost oil, prevents dandruff, gives hair a beautiful shine, and even promotes hair growth.
There is also something special about using a product that is one hundred percent natural. It certainly provides a sense of well-being when you use a completely natural product like coconut oil to enhance the way you look and feel.
HEALTHY BENEFITS OF COCONUT OIL FOR THE SKIN
Consumers spend millions of dollars on skin products that will prevent dry flaking skin, wrinkles and sagging skin.
There’s nothing wrong with doing all one can to retain a youthful and healthy appearance, but why not do it with one of Mother Nature’s natural products?
Daily use of coconut oil will do all that expensive, chemical-filled creams and lotions will do and more. There are no side-effects from using natural coconut oil and it contains no chemicals of any kind that are harmful to the skin.
This is one of the main reasons that coconut oil is found in sun-tan lotions, soaps, body lotions, and many skin creams. Even beauty and body-care manufacturer’s realize the many valuable properties and benefits of coconut oil.
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