Now that people are getting more health conscious, there are a lot of foods that are said to have multiple health benefits. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation about many of these foods. Among them are coconut oil. For years, coconut oil was seen as a fatty, artery-clogging food which should be avoided at all costs. More recent studies have shown, on the contrary, that coconut oil is an excellent source of lauric acid, which is helpful in fighting fatty buildups within the arteries. This miracle oil is good in many forms, and developing research also points to it being useful in preventing the onset and the progression of Alzheimer's Disease
What Are Some Other Uses For Coconut Oil?
We may associate coconut oil mainly with tanning oil. While it is often a component of the stuff bathing beauties slather onto their skin to soak up the sun, it actually has incredibly healing and softening properties. While we now know that soaking up the sun's UV rays should be done in moderation, coconut oil still offers many benefits to the skin, hair, and nails. Not only does it have a pleasant fragrance, but it is incredibly moisturizing which makes it a wonderful natural solution to dry skin, nourishing it and giving users a soft, warm glow--even without the sun.
Because of the very high smoke point of this natural oil, it is an excellent choice for cooking. While many types of oils will begin to break down once they hit a certain temperature and begin to taste rancid or even fishy, coconut oil will retain its