8 Parts of a Coconut to Use

#1 Coconut Oil


Do it yourself Coconut Oil Pulling for Oral Well-Being. Photo: aspiredsteps.com

While coconut oil is, like coconut milk, derived from the fleshy coconut “meat,” it deserves first spot as its uses are so vast and varied. It is brilliant oil for cooking, but it can also be used as a skin moisturizer, as a hair conditioner, as a mouthwash, and even to get rid of head lice. It is often used commercially as an ingredient in cosmetics and soaps. Some of its general health benefits include supporting the immune system and a healthy metabolism, as well as the way the thyroid gland functions. Coconut oil can be used to help weight loss and to provide an immediate source of energy. It is considered ideal for promoting heart health.

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