If you haven’t jumped on the coconut oil bandwagon yet, what are you waiting for??? Not only does it taste amazing but there are so many health benefits to it!
Yes, it has a ton of saturated fat BUT it’s the good kind of saturated fat. These types of fatty acids metabolize differently + can have therapeutic effects on brain disorders. As you can see, these are MUCH different from the kind we get in our normal everyday diets.
These fatty acids also kill harmful pathogens, serving as your sidekick in infection butt-kickin’.
Coconut oil was never bad for you, it just got a bad rap in the 70s when the annoying soy + corn oil companies started a douchey propaganda campaign. Thankfully, we got smarter + they backed the eff off.
Some other amazing benefits (full details here):
- increased energy
- kills hunger
- helps reduce the risk of heart disease by raising your HDL (the good cholesterol)
- moisturizes skin + hair
- helps reduce abdominal fat (hello six-pack!)
- boosts brain function (keep that noggin healthy!)
- blocks 20% of UVA/UVB rays when used as sunscreen
Sooo my brother hopped on the coconut oil train a loooongg time ago + totally uses it as sunscreen! He’s a lifeguard at the beach so sunscreen is mandatory. Worked like a charm for him but I have yet to take it that far.
+ we’ve all heard of oil pulling, yes? I have not tried this lil trend as of yet but I hear it’s great for killing off harmful bacteria, fighting bad breath + improving dental health.
One of my favorite morning snacks is a piece of ezekial toast with coconut oil + cinnamon. I also use it in my 5 second jam. + my Golden Milk. + basically anything + everything I can sneak it into. It’s just tooooo goood. I would probably swim in it if I could. No joke.
It’s also the best to cook/bake with! It withstands high heat + doesn’t break down + turn carcinogenic like olive oil can. I love olive oil but only use it on my salads now.
What else have you used coconut oil for? Spill!
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