What’s the deal with Coconut Oil??

OK, so what is all this hype about Coconut Oil? Seriously, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty about this magical oil! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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!!)

MCFA’s

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

ย 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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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…

 

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* Cook WIth it!
*Slather it on your head to help with dry scalp and boostย the protein in your hairย ( 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

sleep

weight loss

allergies

digestion

energy

arthritis

lower cholesterol

* 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

ยผ tsp vanilla

a few drops of stevia extract (optional)

Instructions
Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Mix on high-speed for 20 seconds until frothy. Drink immediately and enjoy.
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So, there you have it! Coconuts ROCK, and if you are NOT allergic to them I highly recommend starting to incorporate this amazing oil into your daily routine!!
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xoxo
Liz

 

What’s In YOUR Drink??

So…. Starbucks just announced that they will start offering Coconut Milk as a milk alternative for all you coffee lovers. I got excited, for like one second, OK maybe 5 …..

coconut milk

….And just as I guessed, this so called Coconut Milk won’t really be coconut milk after all. Coconut Milkย  should really consist of one to two ingredients

Coconut Milk

Water

ingredients

I don’t know about all of you, but I think I’ll pass on having CORN, Multiple GUMS, and Carageenan in my morning pick-me-up.

To read more about this check outย  this LINK!