You Can "Boost" Your Health with Coconut Oil

MissBlondeGirl By MissBlondeGirl, 8th Mar 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Coconut oil comes from the much loved tropical tree, is not only tasty to drink, it's also really good for your health.

Coconut: So versatile in our everyday lives.

Coconut. My first thought is tropical trees and a deserted island with beautiful seawaves and nice beach. Coconut has been used in everything we can think of, such as hair shampoos and skin cream, helping our immune system, fighting HIV, and to maintain strength of bones.Acids in coconuts are responsible for its antioxidant and antibacterial properties.

Lauric Acid in Coconut.

Lauric acid found in coconut assists our immune system fighting all sorts of viruses, such as herpes and influenza, some even claiming it fights the HIV virus.

Coconut Oil: Fat is Good for your health.

We have been bombarded with the idea that FAT is BAD for you. However, there is good fat, and it's really good for you. Like fish oil, coconut oil has fat, saturated fat that is, but the composition of this fat in coconut, is healthier than what's found in deep fried food, and also contains Vitamin E, Vitamin K and iron.

Some of the Wonders of Coconut oil

Coconut oil gives healthy complexion to hair, and assists in dandruff following regular application.Helps in regrowing damaged hair and provides nutrition to our hair by supplying essential proteins.

Good for skin.Coconut oil moisturises skin, preventing dryness.It also delays wrinkles and sagging of skin.Also helps fighting skin infections, and is used in health products such as soaps and creams.

* The high concentration of lauric acid in coconut, helps our heart as well.It does this by controlling cholesterol and high blood pressure and preventing atherosclerosis.

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Coconut, Coconut Oil, Fat, Health, Health Benefits Of Coconut, Hiv, Lauric Acid, Saturated Fat, Skin Care, Vitamin

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author avatar Denise O
8th Mar 2011 (#)

The more research I have done, the more important coconut has become to me. Nice info and I love the pictures. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
8th Mar 2011 (#)

Well done Fruit!

I love coconut tree for its many uses of fiber, leaves, kernel, shell water, and oil.

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author avatar Greenfaol
8th Mar 2011 (#)

Great article, really didn't know that about coconut oil, I always assumed its fat was not good (should have looked into it rather than assume).
Thanks for the top info :D

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author avatar Carol
8th Mar 2011 (#)

Very interesting, I use coconut shampoo, but it seems it has a lot more uses than this.

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