Coconut Oil and You: How You Can Improve Your Health Using Coconut Oil

May 28, 2015 2 min read



If you're looking for a new, inexpensive way to improve your overall health, there's no better product than coconut oil. Widely available at both grocery and health stores, coconut oil offers a versatile way to improve your body both inside and out. While many adults struggle with their physical appearance and minor health ailments, few understand just how powerful coconut oil can truly be when used correctly. Make this year your best one yet by using coconut oil to look and feel your very best. 


1. Teeth

If you've been wanting shinier, brighter teeth, coconut oil could be the perfect solution. Simply mix coconut oil and baking soda together in even amounts, add your favorite essential oils for flavor, and use as toothpaste. The combination will work not only to eliminate plaque from your teeth, but will also reduce stains. Instead of paying for expensive whitening kits, you can use coconut oil and will notice a different in just a few weeks.


2. Breath

Do you struggle with smelly breath? No one wants to have dragon breath, yet sometimes regular mouthwashes don't work. Coconut oil actually can work as an alternative to traditional mouthwashes and rinses. Simply swish a tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth for several minutes each morning. This process, called oil pulling, will drastically reduce your mouth odor by removing plaque, tarter buildup, and bad bacteria from your mouth.


3. Sunscreen

Did you know that many sunscreens contain toxic chemicals that can be harmful to your skin? If you've been struggling to live a healthier life, replacing your store-bought sunscreen with coconut-oil based sunscreen could be the perfect solution. There are many recipes available, so take a look at your favorite health blog or grab a coconut oil recipe book to find out exactly what steps you need to take to create sunscreen that's perfect for you.


4. Moisturizer

Many adults struggle with dry or cracked skin, especially during the winter months or during weather changes. Unfortunately, many moisturizers can be pricey, costing you hundreds of dollars without guarantee that they will work. Coconut oil, however, is inexpensive and can drastically soften your skin with just a few applications. Grab a spoonful of coconut oil and lather it onto your skin. The heat from your body will melt the oil and you'll be able to spread it over any problem areas. This is safe to use anywhere on your body, including your face.


5. Decrease in hunger

Do you want to lose weight this year? Coconut oil can easily be used as a substitute for vegetable oil in recipes. Aside from reducing your cholesterol levels, coconut oil has also been linked to a decrease in hunger. By simply replacing your regular oil with coconut oil, you could begin to experience a lower appetite and greater weight loss. You can also use coconut oil in place of butter on your popcorn, to fry up your favorite meat, or even as a non-stick solution for your baking pans.

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