Coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycericed, or MCTs. Human body metabolizes these in a different way than short- and long-chain fatty acids. Medium-chain fatty acids are not absorbed as fat, and they are converted into energy.
This oil is believed to be one of the healthiest natural products and it is 90% saturated fatty acids, derivatives of fatty acids, polyphenols (these give coconut oil its distinctive smell and taste), vitamins E and K, and minerals.
Coconut oil improves digestion. Stir a tablespoon of coconut oil into a glass of water and drink it in the morning. This will help you get rid of parasites in your body.
It also melts fat, especially abdominal fat. Coconut oil reduces appetite, boosts metabolism and balances blood sugar.
Coconut oil also strengthens nails and hair.
This treatment is great if you have dry or damaged hair. Apply some coconut oil onto your hair and leave it on for an hour. Rinse as you normally do.
Straight your hair
Coconut oil can soothe your electrifying hair. Apply a tiny amount on your hands and spread it from the roots and all the way to the ends. Enjoy your straight and glossy.
Massage your nails and cuticles with some coconut oil. This will strengthen your nails and your manicure will last for longer.
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