Coconut oil has seen a huge rise in popularity in recent years as it is rich in antioxidant and anti ageing properties along with antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory qualities that make it a powerful aid to support skin and hair health, improve digestive disturbances and promote balancing of the immune system.
It contains medium-chain fatty acids like lauric and caprylic acid, which unlike regular saturated fats are actually beneficial for the body. They increase the metabolic rate aiding in weight management, increase the level of good cholesterol and lower the level of bad cholesterol.
It can also assist in the balancing of insulin and blood sugar levels giving you stable energy levels throughout the day.
We are all aware of how coconut oil is great as a skin moisturiser and teeth whitener (oil pulling have been widely discussed in the press lately). Let’s not forget of course that it can be used for cooking savoury and sweet recipes. But there are many less known uses for it. Here ar...