Unveiling the Wonders of Coconut Oil Benefits: The Top 7

coconut oil benefitsThis health news is provided by Nutrition Breakthroughs, maker of the effective natural sleep aid Sleep Minerals II

Greetings to you,

In the world of nutrition and wellness, few natural products have gained as much attention as coconut oil.

The remarkable versatility and proven coconut oil benefits have made it a must-have staple in the kitchen and beauty routines of many.

From cooking to skincare, coconut oil’s many applications make it a star among natural remedies. Here the top seven proven health benefits of coconut oil and how it can be integrated into your daily life for greater health and well-being.

Heart Health: Coconut oil is packed with saturated fats, but not all fats are created equal. Research has shown that the medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), a special type of fat in coconut oil, can help improve heart health. A study published in the journal Nutraceuticals suggests that the MCTs in coconut oil may enhance cardiovascular function by reducing bad cholesterol levels and promoting healthy cholesterol ratios.

Weight Management: Maintaining a healthy weight is a key factor in overall well-being. Incorporating coconut oil into your diet can help. The MCTs in coconut oil are known to increase feelings of fullness, potentially leading to reduced calorie intake. A study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that MCTs can aid in weight management by increasing calorie expenditure and fat oxidation (tat oxidation is when the body breaks down fats, by the addition of oxygen).

Skin Care: The benefits of coconut oil extend beyond the kitchen. It’s a fantastic natural moisturizer and can help soothe and nourish the skin. A study in the International Journal of Dermatology revealed that coconut oil is effective in reducing skin dryness and improving skin barrier function, making it a popular choice for people with dry or sensitive skin.

Hair Health: Coconut oil is a tried-and-true remedy for lustrous locks. A study in the Journal of Cosmetic Science found that coconut oil can reduce protein loss in both damaged and undamaged hair, helping to keep your hair strong, shiny, and frizz-free.

Oral Health: Oil pulling with coconut oil has gained popularity for its potential oral health benefits. Research published in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine indicates that oil pulling with coconut oil can reduce harmful bacteria in the mouth, leading to improved oral hygiene and fresher breath. Good oral hygiene is a state where the mouth is kept free of disease by using methods to keep it clean.

Antioxidant Properties: Antioxidants are substances or vitamins that remove excess oxygen in the body and make it healthier.  Coconut oil contains antioxidants that can help protect your body from oxidative stress.   A study published in the journal Food and Function found that these antioxidants can help combat substances that are associated with various chronic diseases.

Brain Health: The MCTs in coconut oil are believed to provide a quick and efficient energy source for the brain. While more research is needed in this area, preliminary studies, like one published in the journal Neurobiology of Aging, have shown potential benefits of coconut oil for individuals with cognitive impairments.

Incorporating coconut oil into your daily life can be a simple yet effective way to promote overall health and well-being. Whether you use it in your cooking, skincare routine, or oral hygiene practices, coconut oil’s versatility and proven benefits make it a worthy addition to your wellness toolkit.

How Can Holiday Stress Be Reduced? 5 Great Tips That Work

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How Can Holiday Stress Be Reduced?
5 Great Tips That Work

Greetings to you,

It’s Jobee from Nutrition Breakthroughs. If you or someone you care about experiences holiday stress or insomnia during the holiday times, then these healthy tips will come in handy.

1. If you drink coffee, try to replace some of it with herbal teas such as chamomile, lemon balm or passionflower.  These are all proven to calm and relax and help with better sleep.

2. Do some regular, gentle exercise that you enjoy.  Some ideas would be walking, dancing, stretching or cycling. 

3. Spend some time outdoors and if it’s very cold, bundle up!  Especially if you spend a lot of time indoors in front of a computer screen, go outside and look at the trees, houses, clouds, buildings and other large objects. This helps the body and mind unwind and get some rest.

4. Turn off the TV, computer or cell phone at least an hour before bedtime.  The lighted screens of these electronics have been found to reduce melatonin levels in the body, which is a natural hormone that regulates the sleep and wake cycles.

5. Enjoy the celebration of thanks and goodwill and if any difference of opinion starts to develop with a friend or family member, just move on to the next topic and direct their attention to something you know they like or admire.

Here’s to your good  health, good sleep, and the very best of the season!

Jobee Knight
Nutrition Breakthroughs
Maker of the original calcium and magnesium based sleep aid Sleep Minerals II, and Joints and More, a natural supplement for joint relief, less aches and pains, and more energy.

Frequently Asked Question #1 about Sleep Minerals II

Sleep Minerals IIGreetings to you,

Sleep Minerals II is an effective natural insomnia remedy from Nutrition Breakthroughs.  It is the original drug-free calcium and magnesium formula for relaxation and better sleep.  It contains powerful forms of these minerals in combination with vitamin D and zinc.  The ingredients are formulated in a softgel with healthy oils, making them more quickly absorbable than tablets or capsules and providing a deeper, longer-lasting sleep.

Frequently Asked Question #1:

  1. Can I continue to take my regular calcium and magnesium supplement, or the calcium and magnesium provided in my multiple vitamin/mineral when I start taking Sleep Minerals II?  Will I be getting too many minerals?

It is totally fine to continue to take your regular supplements.  These are generally taken during the day, whereas Sleep Minerals II is taken in the evening.  The calcium and magnesium in a hard tablet or a capsule is different than the form of minerals found in Sleep Minerals II, and is generally not absorbed as well.  So there isn’t a large chance of getting too many minerals.

The minerals in Sleep Minerals II are mixed with healthy rice bran oil and this combination forms a creamy paste inside the softgel.  This is why it is assimilated so well into the body and this makes it soothing and effective as a natural sleep remedy.

One thing that can happen if you take too many minerals for your system is your bowels may become too loose or you may become groggy in the morning.  If this happens, you can reduce your dose of Sleep Minerals, or take less than one softgel if you’re taking only one.  This is done by gently biting one end open and squeezing out half or less, and drinking it down.  It can also be spread on some food.  Save the rest in a baggie or other container.

Here’s to your good sleep!

Best of health,

Jobee Knight
Nutrition Breakthroughs

For more information, visit the Sleep Minerals II page.