Are there side effects to coconut oil?
There are no recorded widespread side effects of coconut oil, although this is perhaps not the correct term to use given that it is a food, not a product. Coconut itself is not necessarily considered to be a tree nut as you might expect, with some medical bodies classifying it as a fruit instead, and people who are allergic to other tree nuts may not necessarily react to coconuts in the same way. Coconut oil does not contain any appreciable amounts of protein and most foods that cause allergic reactions contain protein.
What are the benefits of using coconut oil?
Coconut oil is considered to have numerous different benefits. One of the main benefits of coconut oil is that it is a naturally occurring food, with generations of people across the world using it in their daily diets. Virgin coconut oil is trans-fat free, and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans alike. It has a vast array of uses, and is even purported to improve various health conditions for both humans and animals. See our articles for further more detailed information on the benefits of coconut oil.
What are the uses of Coconut Oil?
The uses for coconut oil are wide and varied, ranging from cooking to beauty products. It is an incredibly versatile substance due to its low melting point and high smoke point, and can be used for frying, baking or as a substitute for butter or margarine. In terms of beauty uses, it is ideal for those with sensitive skin and can be applied almost anywhere on your body, including in your hair. These same uses for coconut oil also carry across to animals, who can reap the various benefits of coconut oil as well! For further information, see our articles in the category pages for ideas of how to use coconut oil to its full potential.
Where can I buy coconut oil?
Ma Devlin’s sells Organic Virgin Coconut Oil which you can purchase in a single jar, or in multi-packs if you’re looking to save money. If you want to find out about the essential facts about coconut oil, click the link above to find out more.