Why coconut oil is the next big thingFashion & Lifestyle
Initially, we here at The Upcoming had only heard of coconut oil being used to spice up delicious green curries, but recently coconut oil has been dubbed the best product for pretty much everything. It has been tried and tested as a range of beauty products, including but certainly not limited to make-up remover, hair masks, moisturiser and even shaving cream, with glorious results.
Aside from beauty queens and fitness girls, someone else who raves about the stuff is stand-up comedian and podcast genius Joe Rogan. As an MMA and Ju Jitsu fanatic, this guy is all about health and longevity, and thanks to his affiliation with popular health site onnit.com, he can only promote coconut oil. Adding this wonder oil to your diet helps you to lose fat, yet retain the weight in muscle when added to a healthy(ish) diet, as coconut oil is rammed to bursting with medium chain triglycerides. The body burns fat in this form super efficiently, and keeps you going throughout the day, rather than giving you an energy drop like most sugars.
Aside from being utterly delicious, coconut oil is known to be an anti-oxidant, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-carcinogenic, anti-bacterial, fights infections like a boss and is very easily absorbed by the body. It’s also an appetite suppressant for all you dieters out there, strengthens bones and teeth, gives your skin a glowing boost and so much more. Essentially, Mother Nature has acknowledged that life is a little rough sometimes, so has given us this wonder oil to help out if we ever feel anything less than tip-top condition!
To this day we stand by the quality and economical benefits of the pure coconut oil from Holland & Barrett. At buy one jar (£14.99) get another for a penny, who could complain? As mentioned before, it makes for an absolutely stonking beauty product regardless of the health benefits when consumed. You can use this stuff as a chapstick, a post-shaving balm, an exfoliator (when mixed with sugar), eye cream, hair conditioner (or a mask if you leave it in overnight), insect repellent, nail strengthener, tattoo healer and it’s even a wrinkle reducer!
Basically, chuck all your expensive products out. You can save a fortune with this stuff, as well as improve your health visibly and rapidly. It can even be used to clean your shower and unstick stuck zips for heaven’s sake! Do yourself a favour, buy some, and get experimenting!