Healthy Bites: 20 Coconut Oil Benefits & Side Effects

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I love coconut oil! We use lots of it in our house. Predominantly for cooking and baking but also as a moisturiser, to treat minor skin conditions and in my toothpaste.

The fatty acids (Caprylic and Lauric) in coconut oil reduce inflammation and moisturise making them a great solution for all types of skin conditions. Coconut oil protects the skin and acts as a barrier to prevent further irritation. It also has many antioxidants that nourish the skin to make it ideal for healing. Additionally, the antifungal, antimicrobial and antiviral properties balance out these pathogenic sources that can cause many skin conditions.

If you’re interested in reading all about the benefits (and side effects) of coconut oil, check out this article.

If you buy and use coconut oil, just make sure you get the extra virgin cold pressed variety for the greatest health benefits.

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