Coconut oil is a great ingredient you can start the day with. It has many uses as an all-natural wonder-food. Also, it is a perfect alternative for other unhealthy oils that are commonly used.
Besides being used in a recipe, coconut oil can be used internally and externally in order to improve your health. Choose coconut oil that is free of impurities and not heavily processed. Best brands to buy are organic, unrefined, and cold pressed, leaving the beneficial nutrients undamaged.
Boost your metabolism with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in the morning
Coconut oil includes medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) that make you feel more energized, control your appetite, and prepare your metabolism for your upcoming day. Coconut oil’s benefits for the body become more and more popular and it should be considered a health food.
Also, you can consume another tablespoon of coconut oil in the late afternoon, when you start to get hungry for dinner. It will aid you get through the rest of your workday and will keep you going until dinner time. If you have been trying to lose weight, but the results are not satisfying, follow this ritual for 30 days and you will notice rather effortless weight loss.
2. Wash your hair and moisturize with coconut oil
Coconut oil is an amazing hair moisturizer. This way you replace the chemicals that are added in hair moisturizers found in stores and use a natural product that protects your hair. The process of using coconut oil as hair moisturizer is just as simple and easy as using a regular conditioner. Your hair will maintain the soft smell of coconut.
If you mix the coconut oil with water, it will be easier to apply it to your hair. If having frizzy, dry hair you will benefit most from this step. Also, you can use it every morning because it’s all-natural or as needed without worrying about built-up additives and impurities.
3. Oil pulling immediately when you wakeup
This is an old Ayurvedic practice, and coconut oil leaves surprising results. Immediately after waking up, before brushing teeth, take a tablespoon of coconut oil and begin swishing it back and forth in your mouth, in the same way you’d use a mouthwash. Continue to swish it around in your mouth for up to 20 minutes. Don’t swallow it and don’t spit it in the sink because it can clog it.
Coconut oil has antibacterial properties that kill germs in your mouth. The name of this practice comes from the idea that it is pulling toxins from your mouth before they get a chance to make their way to the rest of the body. Oil pulling gives you more energy, fights bad breath, and even whitens teeth.