Medically reviewed by Dr. Riaz Ali Shah.
Did you know that coconuts are considered fruits, seeds, and nuts? That sounds amazing, right. Remember those times when you used to run to your local coconut vendor for the sweetest ‘Naryal ka paani’. And, when your grandmother would force you to apply coconut oil to your hair?
Well, coconuts are extremely beneficial for you. This is because the meat of a coconut is filled with protein and the milk is light and refreshing.
However, the most useful ingredient inside a coconut is its oil. This oil contributes to higher energy levels and a stronger metabolism. Many people are turning to this oil to better their health and wellness.
So, read ahead and take a deep dive into the benefits of coconut oil!
People with Blood Sugar and Diabetes say ‘Coco-yes’
Diabetic people are asked to avoid many things, but coconut oil is not one of them. This is because coconut oil helps to lower obesity levels in the body. Moreover, it also battles insulin levels and aids to prevent issues that often lead to type two diabetes.
Here comes your natural sunscreen
When coconut oil is applied to the skin, it helps to protect it from UV rays (UV rays might cause skin cancer and wrinkling).
This oil has a natural SPF of 4-5 and tends to contain antioxidants that protect the skin from harmful radiation. So, if you don’t have sunscreen on you and you need to go out in the sun, then apply some coconut oil.
The friendliest dentist you will ever find
Coconut Oil helps to better your dental health. It fights against bacteria in the mouth called Streptococcus mutans. This prevents dental plaque, gum disease, and tooth decay.
Apparently, swishing with it in your mouth for 10 minutes (which is known as oil pulling) reduces the bacteria present in the mouth.
Stop watching hair ads with envy and start using some coconut oil
It provides countless benefits for your hair. This oil stimulates hair growth by getting deep into its follicles.
It also promotes scalp health and fights away problems like dandruff and lice. If you have dry hair, then apply some coconut oil as it moisturizes them. Remember, if you have any hair problems then the only thing you need to count on is coconut oil.
Coconut oil is used for your hair, skin and to cook healthy meals. So start moisturizing your skin, apply it to your hair, and use it to improve your dental health. Make it a point to always have coconut oil, because you will definitely need it sooner or later.
Written By: Asma Qadri