Coconut oil is often labelled the ‘superfood’ that is claimed to relief stress and boost one’s immunity system.
The oil is extracted from the flesh out of a coconut and possesses a nutty flavour.
Due to its high levels of saturated fat, some claim that coconut oil should be limited or avoided however experts claim that it is fine to consume in moderation.
What can coconut oil be used for?
Due to the oil having the richest natural source of medium chain fatty acids, it provides the hair with nourishment that is needed for it to grow. It has been used for centuries as a hair masks or in homemade hair products. It works as an anti frizz solution or a natural conditioner.
The oil can be used as a moisturiser to enrich the skin. The natural antioxidant elements stop skin irritation and prevent ageing with reducing wrinkling.
Adding a spoonful of the oil can give your drink an extra energy boost. Blending coffee, coconut oil and a natural sweetener can eliminate the use of milk. Together those ingredients gives the drink a creamy flavour.
Make up remover
A teaspoon of the oil can remove make up from one’s face. Just add the warm, liquefied oil straight to the skin.
Prolonging the freshness of eggs
Swiping a small amount of oil over the shells of the eggs can hep prevent their exposure to oxygen. It is said to extend their expiry by one to two weeks.
Who doesn’t love the smell of popcorn? Well instead of adding butter, coconut oil can be used as a healthier topper.
Swallowing one teaspoon of the oil three times a day can ease the pain of a sore throat . You can also combine liquorice root tea to enhance the effectiveness.