OK, so what is all this hype about Coconut Oil? Seriously, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty about this magical oil! 😉
Oil from the coconut is hailed as the most nutrient dense part of the coconut, it is considered one the healthiest fats you can eat
(PS, good fats DO NOT make you fat!! YAY!!)
Coconut Oil is HIGH in Medium Chain Fatty Acids, which in English means they are easily digested and are sent right to your liver for energy production. Since this little oil bypasses straight to your liver, it helps increase your metabolism (which is KEY for healthy weight loss and weight maintenance) and provides you with an instant source of energy!!
Lauric Acid is found in abundance in human breast milk, but I am guessing most you adults will not be sipping on a glass of breast milk anytime soon – but you are in luck! 😉
Coconut Oil is also the richest, natural source of Lauric Acid! The body converts this LA into a substance called monolaurin in your body, and that has been shown to fight viruses, disease and increase your immune system.
So now that we know it is AMAZING for you, how can you use it?
The list of uses is extensive, but here are some ideas for you start with…
* Cook WIth it!
*Slather it on your head to help with dry scalp and boost the protein in your hair ( leave it on for about an 1-3 hours, then rinse – really good!!)
* Put it on your little munchkins sore bum, it is a safe and AMAZING diaper cream!
* Use it consistently to help smooth out cellulite!
*Dab a little around your eyes at night to help fight wrinkles!
* Rub on cuticles to help nails grow!
* Take 1 tsp, morning and night to help with
* Use it in your coffee as a creamer!
1 cup of organic coffee, herbal coffee or chai tea
1 tablespoon coconut oil (or more, I usually put in 2-3 tablespoons)
1 teaspoon organic grassfed unsalted butter or Ghee
¼ tsp vanilla
a few drops of stevia extract (optional)