Casey estava no trabalho quando a loira recebeu uma mensagem da sua antiga turma combinando um encontro rápido, conversar, zoar um pouco e beber. Por ser uma coisa inofensiva, a garota aceitou o convite, se arrumando e saindo, e por imaginar que o namorado, ou quase namorado, estivesse ocupado, não se importou em ligar pra ele para avisar que sairia, afinal, ela estaria em casa antes dele chegar do hospital. Minutos depois já estava na praia, onde o encontro havia sido marcado, riu e conversou com os amigos, matou a saudade de sua melhor amiga Ashley e viu que as 22 horas se aproximavam, se despedindo pra ir pra casa, quando Brendon lhe ofereceu uma carona de moto. O rapaz e ela já havia ficado durante o ensino médio, então, ela aceitou sem problemas, ele era confiável mesmo não estando tão sóbrio assim.
E por confiar num ex bêbado e drogado (mesmo que ela não soubesse desse detalhe), o pior lhe aconteceu. Estava na garupa da moto quando o rapaz se distraiu e quase bateu, os desequilibrando e colidindo com um carro 4x4. Apryl tentou gritar, mas a dor a impediu, o pouco que conseguiu ver era que estava jogada no asfalto com os braços sangrando, parte da jeans que usava rasgada e sua blusa suja de poeira e sangue. Seus olhos logo se fecharam e quando acordou estava num lugar que torcia para que fosse mentira, não estava morta e condenada ao inferno, estava viva e machucada no hospital onde Casey trabalhava, naquele momento, tudo o que pedia era pra que o homem já tivesse sido liberado e estivesse longe, não queria encará-lo agora e nem tão cedo assim.
The health benefits of coconut oil for your skin include:
+ Nourishes Skin, Coconut oil takes care of this aspect due to the presence of medium chain fatty acids like Capric Acid, Caprylic Acid, Lauric Acid and Vitamin-E
+ Protects skin, The stable, saturated fats of coconut oil form a protective layer over the skin, extensively cutting down damage due to over exposure to the sun
+ Fights infections, Thanks to the antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties of fatty acids like Capric Acid, Caprylic Acid, Caproic Acid, Myristic Acid and Lauric Acid present in Coconut Oil, your skin is guarded against infections
+ Retains Moisture, The stable saturated fats reduce the loss of moisture from the skin considerably by forming nourishing layer on the skin
+ Soothes and Conditions the Skin, Coconut oil soothes skin in case of possible inflammation resulting from strong sun, dust, allergenic particles, or other environmental factors. It also keeps skin smooth and gives it a shiny glow
+ Tones and tightens, The properties in coconut oil can assist in reducing cellulite and premature ageing, keeping your skin tight and toned
Throughout the summer, I heard so many people raving on about the incredible health and beauty benefits of coconut oil, so I decided to have a little look into it myself…
Apparently the benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, weight loss, boosted immune system, proper digestion, regulated metabolism and cholesterol level maintenance. It is also said that coconut oil provides relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer. These benefits can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and their respective properties, such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal, antibacterial and soothing qualities.
Hair Coconut oil is said to be one of the best natural nutrients for your hair. It helps stimulate healthy growth and adds lustre, shine and softness to the hair. It is also highly effective in reducing protein loss, prevents hair breakage, split ends and dandruff.
Skin Coconut oil is excellent for the skin as well - It acts as an effective moisturizer on all types of skin. A safe solution for preventing dryness and flaking of skin, coconut oil also delays the appearance of wrinkles and sagging of skin, keeping you looking healthy and youthful. Coconut oil also helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections.
Weight Loss Coconut oil contains short and medium-chain fatty acids that aid in taking off excessive weight. It is also easy to digest and it helps in healthy functioning of the thyroid and endocrine system. Furthermore, it increases the body’s metabolic rate by removing stress on the pancreas, thereby burning more energy.
Digestion If you suffer from poor digestion or tummy bloating try adding coconut oil to your diet. Coconut oil helps to improve the digestive system and has been found to prevent various stomach and digestion-related problems including Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The saturated fats present in coconut oil have antimicrobial properties and help in dealing with various bacteria, fungi, and parasites that can cause indigestion.
I bought myself a tub of Biona Organic Virgin Coconut Oil – Raw and have been adding 1tsp a day to meals, using on my dry and damaged hair and applying a small amount to my weather damaged skin in replacement to my usual moisturiser. I can honestly say, I’m absolutely all for this tropical trooper! My hair feels fantastic, my skin is clear and smooth and although can’t say I’ve seen any dramatic changes, my body feels pretty good too! Aside from that, coconut oil tastes great when used as a cooking ingredient and is a great alternative to vegetable oils, butter or margarine. More about which Coconut Oil I’m using: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (Raw): Produced from organic coconuts, in an organic way, virgin coconut oil is derived from the milk obtained from fresh coconut meat, and not from copra, by processes like fermentation, centrifugal separation and enzyme action. Care is taken to use no or as little heat as possible in the extraction of this oil. Produced in this way, the oil tastes and smells best and is laden with antioxidants and medium chain fatty acids. It also has remarkable anti-microbial properties. This is one of the most respected and trusted varieties of coconut oil.