Our skin needs good nutrition and hydration from the inside and moisturizing from the outside to stay healthy, smooth and young looking. Coconut is one of those perfect foods that are great for the health of our body, skin and hair. It contains a unique kind of fat, called medium chain fatty acids. They are very rare and helpﾠkeep the outer layer of skin water-tight and healthy which not only keeps your skin firm and smooth, but it’s your best defense against any pollutants.
When I traveled to India and visited the home of Ayurvedic medicine, the world’s oldest health system, one of my favorite things I learned was their name for the coconut palm tree. They call the coconut palm kalpa vriksha which means “the tree which provides all the necessities of life.” What a great name. The tree of life. We have coconut palms here in South Florida, and seeing them always gives me the feeling of lazy afternoons at the beach, and warm tropical breezes.
Coconut oil can also strenghten your immune system and fight infections.