According to a research conducted in Harvard Medical School, coconut oil helps to increase the levels of HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) that helps in improving heart health. However, doctors has advised using coconut oil sparingly as most of the research conducted on coconut oil and its effect on cholesterol levels is based on short-term studies.
2. Burns fats
According to various researches, coconut oil appears to be useful for promoting weight loss and in particular for reducing abdominal obesity. It is also easy to digest — as compared to other edible oils — and helps in healthy functioning of the thyroid and endocrine system. Coconut oil burns more energy and helping obese and overweight people (specifically males) lose weight.
3. Hair Care
Have you see long and shining hair of women in tropical coastal regions? Do you know which agent is at work? Coconut oil. This thick, butter-like oil helps in the healthy growth of your hair and gives a shine to those strands. A study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Science found that coconut oil is also highly effective in reducing protein loss, which, if unchecked, can lead to various unhealthy qualities in your hair. Due to low molecular weight, it is able to penetrate the hair shaft and prevent hair damage.
4. Skin Care
Did you know that coconut oil works great for skin? According to a 2018 study on the effects of plant oils on the skin, coconut oil is found to be rich in antibacterial, anti-aging, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. It may also aid in treating various skin problems that include the following: Eczema, Psoriasis, UV radiation, Dermatitis, Skin wounds, Dry skin and burns