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Due to its richness of beneficial substances, coconut oil is recommended for the treatment of split ends and brittle curls, dry or inflamed skin, in particular for the face and neck. It also helps fight wrinkles on the face and has an antibacterial effect. It is used to improve digestion and brain function. It is also indispensable in the fight against tooth decay and plaque, and also helps to cope with excess weight, having a positive effect on metabolism.
This method is more delicate and allows you to preserve all the useful properties, but it is used less often by manufacturers, and there are a number of reasons for this. In this way, you can get no more than 10% of the oil contained in coconut. So the availability of expensive modern cold-pressing presses does not relieve the manufacturer of the need to keep a hot-pressing line as well. This makes the process more expensive.
Cold-pressed fresh coconut pulp is ground and oil is squeezed out under a conventional press. From a thousand coconuts, each weighing almost 1.5 kg, comes out about 170 kg of pulp, from which you can extract only 70 liters of natural cold-pressed coconut oil.
Such oil can be distinguished by the inscription Virgin or Extra Virgin Coconut Oil on the label.
Coconut oil is a good remedy for split ends and brittle hair, but it is best not to apply it to curls damaged by dyeing or perms. In this case, chemically-dried hair is enveloped in an oil film, which interferes with moisture.
It is left on the hair for a couple of hours or even overnight. The mask is also rubbed into the scalp, but it is recommended to do this no more than four times a month.
To reduce hair loss, make a scrub of oil and salt, which must be rubbed into the scalp 2-5 minutes before washing. This should be done no more than twice a week and no longer than a month. However, this method is not suitable for everyone.
Coconut oil can be applied to hair after shampooing to nourish and shine curls. It is best to avoid the roots so that the hair does not appear greasy.
Coconut oil tones and softens the skin. The film that forms on the skin protects against the negative effects of the sun, so the oil can be used as a sunscreen - it helps to get an even and beautiful tan.
It is also used to care for inflamed skin, including after epilation, as it has antimicrobial and soothing properties.
To moisturize dry skin, it is best to apply it after a bath or shower. Apply a tablespoon to damp skin with massaging movements, then rub it with a towel. You can also add oil directly to the water while taking a bath.
You can also use coconut oil as a body scrub if you add salt or brown sugar to it. It is applied both on the entire skin and on especially coarse areas, for example, on the elbows or soles of the feet.
Coconut oil helps with various ailments. It normalizes digestion, its use improves mental activity, reduces the risk of atherosclerosis, cancer, strengthens the immune system and makes the body more resistant to viral and infectious diseases. In particular, it prevents viruses from adapting to antibiotics. Coconut oil also helps the absorption of calcium and magnesium. It can also be taken to relieve symptoms of Alzheimer's.
The only condition is that you should only eat the oil on the package that says "can be taken inside."
You can take coconut oil in its pure form, starting with a teaspoon daily before meals and gradually increasing the serving to two to three tablespoons with water.
You can drink coconut oil by adding a few drops to your tea to relieve sore throat and help with coughs.
Unrefined coconut oil is an effective weight loss aid. If the amount of calories ingested in the body does not exceed the daily requirement, then it contributes to intense weight loss.
It contains substances that speed up metabolism. So, it contains a lot of fats, which improve the functioning of the thyroid gland and the endocrine system, on which the metabolism and a slender figure depend. It also reduces the stress on the pancreas.
For body care, it is recommended to consume one teaspoon of coconut oil on an empty stomach. An easier option is to add it to breakfast: porridge, yogurt, or salad. It can also be mixed into smoothies before training.