100+ Proven Benefits Of Coconut Oil And Why You Should Use It Everyday


Coconut Oil Uses for General Health and Wellness –

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33. Breastfeeding

For breastfeeding moms, consuming 3 ½ tablespoons of coconut oil daily will enrich the milk supply.

34. Bones and Teeth

Coconut oil aids in the absorption of calcium and magnesium, leading to better development of bones and teeth. (11)

34. Digestion

The saturated fats in coconut oil help control parasites and fungi that cause indigestion and other digestion related problems such as irritable bowel syndrome. The fat in coconut oil also aids in the absorption of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, making you healthier all around. (12)

35. Fitness

Coconut oil has been proven to stimulate your metabolism, improve thyroid function, and escalate energy levels, all of which help decrease your unwanted fat while increasing muscle. (13)

36. Insulin Support

Improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose, making it great for both diabetics and non-diabetics. (14)

37. Lung Function

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Increases the fluidity of cell surfaces.

38. Nausea

Rub some coconut oil on the inside for the wrist (PC 6) and forearm to calm an upset stomach.

39. Nose bleeds

Coconut oil can prevent nose bleeding that is caused by sensitivity to weather such as extreme heat and extreme cold. This condition happens when the nasal passages become dry because of cold or dry air resulting in burns and cracks in the mucous membranes, leading to nose bleeds. To prevent this, put coconut oil in your nostrils. Doing this will strengthen and protect the capillaries in the nasal passages.

40. Gum Health

Oil pulling with coconut oil offers a two for one health benefit!

41. Stress Relief

Relieve mental fatigue by applying coconut oil to the head in a circular, massaging motion. The natural aroma of coconuts is extremely soothing, thus helping to lower your stress level. (15)

42. Vitamin and nutrient absorption

Makes fat-based nutrients more available to the body – ie. vitamin A, D, E, K. (16)

43. Weight loss

The saturated fats contribute to weight loss and controlling cravings.

44. Mental Cognition and Productivity

Medium-chain triglycerides freely pass through the blood-brain barrier allows an alternate source of energy to improve cognition.


Coconut Oil Uses for Internal Health Problems –


45. Acid Reflux/ Indigestion

If taken after a meal.

46. Adrenal and Chronic Fatigue

47. Allergies

Seasonal hay fever.

48. Alzheimer’s/Dementia

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49. Asthma

Even in children

50. Autism (17)

51. Bowel function

Constipation, IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), gut infections

52. Bronchial Infections and Cystic Fibrosis

53. Cancer

Has been shown to prevent breast and colon cancer.

54. Candida Albicans

In a 2007 study, coconut oil was proven to be 100% effective against the Candida microbe species. In fact, researchers recommended that candida can be treated with coconut oil instead of drugs, against which candida has become resistant! (18)

55. Cholesterol

Improves HDL (‘good’ cholesterol) to LDL (‘bad’ cholesterol) ratio in people with high cholesterol.

56. Poor Circulation

Feeling cold all the time or edema, especially in the extremities, apply coconut oil to the skin in a light circular pattern towards the heart. Similar to dry skin brushing

57. Colds and Flus

As an anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory agent. (19)

58. Mild Depression and Cognitive Disease

In conjunction with CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), fish oil and other treatment strategies.

59. Diabetes

Helps keep blood sugar levels stable and helps with cravings.

60. Epilepsy

Known to reduce epileptic seizures.

61. Flaky, Dry Skin

Poor oil intake often results in dry skin and dandruff.

62. Gallbladder Disease

Dietary oils can help increase bile flow, which can be helpful for gallbladder issues, but possibly harmful (ie. Gallstones).

63. Gas

Foul gas is often due to an imbalance in the gut bacteria. Coconut oil is a mild anti-microbial to help re-establish healthy gut flora.

64. H. pylori

Oral intake. Occasionally, antibiotic treatment may be necessary.

65. Heart Disease

Protects arteries from injury that causes atherosclerosis.

66. Hemorrhoids

Can be applied externally or internally twice a day.

67. Hot Flashes (20)

68. Immune System Builder

69. Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Alternating diarrhea and constipation are key signs of IBS.

70. Jaundice (21)

71. Kidney Disease and Stones

Aids in dissolving small stones.

72. Liver Disease

73. Lung Disease (22)

74. Malnutrition (23)

75. Mental Clarity

76. Menstruation Relief

Regarding pain/cramps and heavy blood flow.

77. Migraines

With regular use.

78. Pancreatitis

79. Periodontal Disease and Tooth Decay

80. Prostate Enlargement

BPH, benign prostatic hyperplasia. (24)

81. Stomach Ulcers

Helps soothe stomach lining and limit H. pylori growth.

82. Thrush

83. Thyroid Function

Can help regulate an overactive or underactive thyroid. (25)

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Cynthia Evans is an intuitive spiritual blogger, enlightening and empowering people with her blogs on spirituality, energy work, self-love, spiritual wellness, healing, mindfulness, self-development and so on. She enjoys helping people to achieve their greatest dreams and ambitions by sharing valuable tips based on personal experiences.
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