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Here are 100 benefits and uses for coconut oil

Here are 100 benefits and uses for coconut oil
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Extra virgin coconut oil is a miracle of nature. It is antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral. Immediately second to breast milk, it is the second richest source of lauric acid, used to treat influenza and other viral infections, HPV warts, HIV/AIDS, bronchitis, yeast infections, ringworm and intestinal infections. In a nutshell, it's extremely powerful!

What makes coconut oil so exceptional is its chemical composition. Coconut oil is 90% saturated fat, but this type of fat is not the type you'll find on your thighs or around your waist; it consists of triglycerides, or medium-chain fatty acids, that are not stored as fat in the body, but go directly to the liver, where they are immediately converted into energy.

Coconut oil is so good for you while also being incredibly versatile.

Check out this list of 100 benefits and uses of coconut oil to see how you can use it in your everyday life.

The benefits of coconut oil

1. Help with digestion

2. Fights intestinal infections

3. Strengthens the immune system

4. Soothes the symptoms of arthritis

5. Helps recover quickly from the flu or a cold

6. Soothes sore throats

7. Treats cold sores

8. Relieves allergy symptoms

9. Helps to heal an ear infection

10. Fights against yeast infections

11. Helps heal cuts and scrapes

12. Reduces the risk of infection in open wounds

13. Relieves the pain of hemorrhoids

14. Improves sleep

15. Decreases anxiety

16. Increases mental function

17. Improve concentration

18. Increases energy

19. Slows the progression of Alzheimer's disease

20. Supports the production of natural hormones

21. Helps with weight loss

22. Increases good cholesterol

23. Improves glucose tolerance

24. Reduces body fat

25. Maintains healthy insulin levels

26. Increases calcium absorption

27. Increases the absorption of magnesium

28. Increases circulation

29. Reduces gingivitis

30. Whitens teeth

31. Reduces signs of aging

32. Treats eczema

33. Heals skin infections

34. Hydrates the skin

35. Reduces wrinkles

36. Decreases the appearance of cellulite

37. Reduces the appearance of varicose veins

38. Clears acne

39. Softens the skin

40. Protects against chlorine exposure in the pool

41. Soothes sunburns

42. Calms itching and irritation from insect bites

43. Heals dry, cracked lips

44. Strengthens fingernails and toenails

45. Smooths elbows and dry heels

46. Nourishes hair

47. Stimulates hair growth

48. Prevents hair from becoming frizzy

49. Treats dandruff

50. Kills lice

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How to use coconut oil

51. Replace butter with it for cooking

52. As a coffee creamer

53. In homemade smoothies

54. To season recipes cooked in cast iron stoves

55. Natural energy drink when mixed with a tablespoon (15 g) of chia seeds

56. As lip balm

57. As a cuticle cream

58. As a facial moisturizer

59. To clean the face

60. As eye makeup remover

61. Apply spot treatment for acne

62. In an anti-wrinkle mask when mixed with egg white and whole milk

63. As a body moisturizer

64. To soothe severe itching (poison ivy, chicken pox)

65. As an ointment to reduce inflammation of the skin, such as psoriasis

66. As a cellulite cream

67. To alter age spots

68. It is a natural deodorant

69. In the form of homemade soap

72. As natural sunscreen

73. As a natural lubricant

74. As shaving cream

75. As aftershave lotion

76. As natural tanning oil

77. As an ointment for dry, cracked feet

78. A natural hair conditioner

79. As a treatment against lice mixed with apple cider vinegar

80. It is a mouthwash that improves oral health

81. As a whitening toothpaste when mixed with baking soda

82. Enhances energy when ingested (1 tablespoon / 15 ml) in the morning

83. It improves mood and reduces anxiety

84. Naturally helps with sleep, when consumed before bedtime (1 tablespoon / 15 ml),

85. Warms feet when ingested or used to massage

86. Massage oil mixed with essential oils

87. It is a nutritional supplement for the health of the fetus if ingested by expecting mothers

88. As a cream to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy

89. Strengthens milk supply for new mothers

90. As a cream to heal the perineum after childbirth

91. Natural cream for baby's buttocks

92. Baby lotion

93. Cream for baby cradle cap

94. To use as a homemade laundry soap

95. As natural antibacterial ointment for mild cuts

96. House insect repellent

97. Relieves allergy symptoms

98. Similarly used as you would "Vick's VapoRub", but homemade

99. Treatment for skin conditions on your pets

This is an ingredient that can be incorporated into many recipes

Source: Remedy Daily · Photo Credit: Pixabay

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