It’s well known that coconuts have a number of health benefits, but the sheer number of different ways they can be used in your day to day life might surprise you. From the husk to the meat and water inside this tropical phenomena is extremely versatile and is recognized across the globe for its many benefits.
Coconut Snacks for Sustained, Healthy Energy and Nutrition
If you’re looking for a boost of energy or need to fight your way through the afternoon slump, eating foods with coconut could be the answer. Coconut flakes (the dried meat of the coconut) are high in dietary fiber and provide a good source of minerals and healthy fatty acids that can help with increased energy.
Tip: Try sprinkling coconut flakes on your yogurt or cereal in the morning for an added boost or finding snacks that already have coconut in them. Try one of Ritual Energy’s toasted coconut and almond bites. The boost of energy from our organic toasted coconut flakes paired with the natural caffeine from green coffee beans provides a clean & sustained energy to get you through the day.
Coconut Oil Treating Skin Conditions
Coconut oil is often used as a natural solution for treating some mild skin conditions such as dandruff, eczema, and acne. It can also be used as a moisturizer to hydrate the skin. Some researchers believe this could be due to its potential antibacterial properties. When attempting to treat acne, those with oily skin are usually encouraged to incorporate coconut oil into their diets rather than applying it topically. Like anything, results will be different for everyone. Monitor your condition if you use coconut oil for your skin and always remember that with coconut oil– a little goes a long way.
Coconut Oil for Longer, Healthier Hair
Coconut oil has long been linked to hydrated and healthy hair. There are a few different ways to use it for hair health.
One of the most common ways to use coconut oil in your hair is by warming up a small amount in the microwave or in your hands and applying it directly to your hair. It can be applied all over or by focusing on the dry and damaged parts. Leave the oil in overnight (sleeping with a shower cap on or towel can help contain the oil) and make sure to wash thoroughly in the morning. This should leave your hair feeling healthier and more hydrated