What is extra virgin coconut oil? It's a type of cold-pressed oil made from fresh coconut meat. The cold-pressing process usually does not consist of any chemicals and retains most of its nutritional components.
Here are some benefits extra virgin coconut oil has:
- Repairs skin
It is a great source of antioxidants and contains high skin-nurturing properties. Other than that, it also has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and wound healing properties too!
- Promotes hair health
It contains lauric acid, which can deeply penetrate the hair shaft and help protect against protein loss.
- Boosts oral health
Lauric acid is rich in antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help treat gingivitis and plaque in the oral.
- Fight against yeast infections
It contains antimicrobial properties, which is an active agent that fights against Candida ‒ a type of fungus that often causes yeast infections among women. Lauric acid can break down the microbial cell walls to help fight infections.
- Helps regulate thyroid function
It contains medium-chain fatty acids that can help improve metabolism and impact thyroid functioning as well.
Does reading about these benefits make you want to try using extra virgin coconut oil? Try it and you’ll never regret it!
Written By: Ng Kai Wen
BSc.(Hons). Food Science with Nutrition
Reviewed By: Jasmine Lim
Love Earth Organic Nutritionist
Bachelor of Science Degree in
Dietetics (major) & Food Science (minor)
Iowa State University, USA