For a model likes Miranda Kerr, beauty is one main asset. To maintain the beauty and sexiness, Miranda Kerr believed that fat in coconut oil can help her. “Healthy fat daily dosage is the key of my beauty,” she said as quoted by Daily Mail.
Recently, this Australian model was nominated as the most beautiful woman in the world. And, the beauty secret that she revealed shocked people. She confessed that she had been using coconut oil as her beauty treatment for a long time.
After her confession, coconut oil sales in several areas in the UK increased. Kerr said that healthy physique, shiny hair and blameless face that she had because healthy fat in coconut oil. “I will not go outside without coconut oil. I personally take four tablespoons of coconut oil every day, whether for my salad, or for my food or on my green tea,” she said.
Coconut oil contains fatty acid that is useful to beautify skin, smoothen and makes hair shinny. Besides that, coconut oil is believed to be able to reduce body fat.
Extracted from ripe coconut fruit meat, this oil can be drunk raw and can also be used to cook foods. We can also apply it directly to our skin or hair as moisturizer.
Kate Butler, nutritionist from Holland & Barret, said: “The tiny molecule structures in coconut oil allow skin to absorb it easier, so this oil can give smooth structure.”
Coconut oil can be processed as ideal ointment to prevent dry sky, as sunscreen lotion to protect skin from ultraviolet and also as hair conditioner.
While it is useful for beauty and health, experts from WHO warned that drunk too much coconut oil could give bad effects to health since coconut oil is high in saturated fat and calories. One tablespoon or 15 gram of coconut oil contains 135 calories.
Professor Mike Gordon, a chemist from Reading University said: “Coconut consisted from 50 percent of fatty acid called lauric acid. If it is consumed excessively, it can increase the risk of coronary heart disease. I would be very careful to suggest people to consume coconut oil.”