Why Coconut Oil Is So Important to Our Health & Beauty!

Karima Abdur-Rahim

Posted on July 24 2019

Why Coconut Oil Is So Important to Our Health & Beauty!
With its’ many beauty benefits, and just as many health benefits, coconut oil is known as a natural super food. It’s diversity in aiding the body is what makes it an essential nutrient in any diet and beauty regimen.
Coconut oil is a highly saturated oil that is made by extracting the oil from raw matured coconuts. At room temperature it’s solid, but when exposed to heat it softens, and often melts.
Due to it being rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, coconut oil helps prevent aging and damage to skin and hair. It also has antibacterial and anti fungal properties that fight skin allergies and yeast infections which often times may lead to skin rashes, eczema, psoriasis. Coconut oil also contains Vitamin E which protects skin from sun damage.
The oil’s most popular property is its’ moisturizing effect on hair and skin. It hydrating moisture directly treats dry skin and indirectly suppresses overactive oil-producing glands. It helps hair helps maintain moisture & retain length from combing damage. If you have dry, itchy scalp, and dandruff, then you may want to consider incorporating coconut oil in your hair routine.
Now that we’ve covered the beauty benefits, let’s dive into the health benefits – after all health is wealth!
Adding unrefined coconut oil in your diet can increase energy, aid in digestion, aid in liver health & help cure urinary tract infections, and battles insulin resistance while aiding in obesity levels in the body – issues that can lead to diabetes.
When digesting coconut oil it is important to keep a few things in mind:
  1. You want to be sure you are using virgin coconut oil to ensure there are no added chemicals. Added chemicals can be very dangerous to digest, especially when you don’t know what they are exactly.
  2. Coconut oil is high in saturated fats, so you want to consume it in moderation. The American Heart Association recommends keeping saturated fat intake to 6% of one’s total calorie intake.
  3. It is high in calories, so excess consumption can lead to weigh-gain, especially with a high-calorie diet.
  4. It’s recommended not to consume more than 2 teaspoons a day.
Looking good and being healthy is something that we all should aim for, and incorporating ACAF’s NEW pure and unrefined coconut oil in your beauty and health regimen can make it effortless. Purchase it today & say good-bye to groggy mornings, fine lines & wrinkles, and dry hair!

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