Coconut oils have become popular among athletes and dieticians due to the high content of MCT fat, which is an excellent source of healthy fatty acids. They work both in the kitchen and in cosmetics.
Coconut oils can be purchased in two forms: unrefined (virgin) - characterized by a delicate coconut scent and taste (most often used for baking and for cosmetic purposes) and refined - odorless (used for frying).
Coconut oil consists mostly of fatty acids - medium and short-chain fatty acids. It is recommended in low-carbohydrate diets and in the slimming process, as it has the ability to increase metabolism. The substances in it act antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. The lauric acid in the oil is a substance that supports the immune system.
Coconut oils in any form are chosen mainly because they are beneficial for health. In the kitchen, they have become an ideal alternative to sunflower or palm oil. They provide a lot of energy for physical exercise, affect the correct functioning of the brain, increasing concentration and memorizing abilities.
Natural coconut oils completely moisturize the skin, making it smooth and firm, thanks to its antibacterial and antifungal properties - cold pressed coconut oil helps get rid of skin infections and acne.