Pure coconut oil consists of chain fatty acids that are anti-carcinogenic and anti-microbial at the same time. When experiments were conducted on rats with the intrusion of breast and colon cancer, the rats fed with coconut oil did not form tumors. Because of its innate anti-bacterial characteristics, applying coconut oil on your skin can avoid the growth of skin cancer.
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Despite the rumors and popular notion that a dry skin is not susceptible to acne, isn’t much of a fact as it is prone to acne as much as an oily skin. The coconut oil consists of lauric acid which is very potent against acne causing bacteria.
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Eases Pain and Inflammation
Even a minor intake of coconut oil can save you from a lot of trouble and pain if you are surfing from some chronic pain disease. It is enriched in antioxidants which make it a perfect healing oil which destroys the free radicals causing inflammation and pain.
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Treats Excessive Dry Skin
You should avoid the use of fancy lotions or some exotic looking cream to reduce dryness in your skin. Such products consist of fatal ingredients which may lead to development of cancer. To keep your skin free from the carcinogen based lotions, coconut oil is a best substitute which can keep your skin fresh and healthy.
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Moisturizes Dry Hair
Coconut oil is a naturally occurring moisturizer which can make your hair strong. Synthetic shampoo can damage your hair but coconut oil is very conducive for healthy growth of almost every hair type.
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Lightens Stretch Marks
Women use it to reduce the stretch marks which may appear after giving birth to a bay.
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Treats Candida Infection
For women who ail from constant yeast infections or different vaginal infections that make intercourse quite irritating or painful in certain cases, coconut oil is a quick fix for such problems! Simply having one tablespoon by mouth before sleep can assist to heal continual yeast infections and relax itchy genital tissues.
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Encourages Weight Loss
Almost every weight loss plan will tell you that taking any kind of fat is not good for you. To keep yourself healthy, active, slim, and away from heart disease, you must not use the Trans fats constituting fast and processed food. On the other hand, if you are overweight and want to get rid of excessive fat from your body, you need good fat. There are a number of such fats available which curb the chances of getting heart problem. These fats include coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, butter, and avocado.
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Supports Your Immune System
It is very good for people who are not so immune to common diseases like a cold or flu. Coconut oil helps to strengthen your immune system. It has strong anti-bacterial and anti-viral qualities which enable it to fight diseases and keep you healthy. It counteracts with all its efficiency against the various threats which human body is accustomed to and knocks out the diseases before they may establish their grip.
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Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Coconut oil is a great substitute for expensive anti-aging creams. All you require to lighten the appearance of fine lines and blemishes, is pure coconut oil. Exfoliate your skin smoothly with a batter of baking soda and water and then wash it. Apply some coconut oil gently over your face and neck. The high lauric acid volume minimizes irritation and wrinkles on your face.