Move over iPad, there’s a new kid in town! COCONUT OIL! It seems that everyone is in a rush to buy some. After hearing about all of the “health benefits” of coconut oil, I was determined to add it to MY wellness regimen! I drove to the grocery store and expected to find long lines. HA! Actually, there were no lines, AND it was on sale. Did you happen to buy some too? Personally, I never knew the incredible health benefits of coconut oil, as I always thought anything with coconut was fatty and stayed away from it. Apparently, I should have used coconut oil a long time ago.
I normally don’t normally cook with oil, but when I do, it’s usually Coconut Oil or Macadamia Nut Oil. They can both withstand high temperatures and are full of Omega 3s. For now, we include it in our daily oatmeal. Watch the video below:
If you haven’t experienced the health benefits of coconut oil yet, try this yummy oatmeal recipe or as I call it, “daily morning dessert”:
Mix into bowl:
1 tsp Pure Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
1 tbsp Almond butter
1/4 cup Berries
1/8 cup Raisins
1/8 cup Slivered Almonds
Sprinkle of cinnamon
1/2 cup of oatmeal (not the quick cooking kind)
Once mixed, add hot water, cover, and let sit for 20 minutes.
Boosts immune system
Improves heart health
Helps the thyroid
Good for your skin
Anti-Inflammatory providing Natural Pain Relief
Full of anti-oxidants
Helps the body heal faster
Because of the amazing health benefits of coconut oil, people are adding it to energy shakes, waffles and some even make dog toothpaste! It’s true! I saw a recipe mixing baking soda and coconut oil to make dog toothpaste. Mmmmmm…delicious! Others recognize the health benefits of coconut oil by using as moisturizer or even using it as a diaper creme for babies. I even hear that there is a coconut oil based car wax. It’s true! You can strengthen your nails with it, use it as a deodorant, and you can even use it as “shaving cream”. My question, “What CAN’T you use it for”?
Bake with it, put it on your skin, or eat it right from the spoon. It can even be used as a replacement for butter and margarine. Some people just eat it right from the spoon, kind of like I eat peanut butter. The recommended amount of coconut oil to be taken each day is about 3 tbsp, or 1 tbsp per meal. Coconut oil which is solid at room temperature can be stored easily for a longer duration. To me, it looks like Crisco oil, but more solid. Unlike Crisco, this stuff is actually good for you. LOL
The medium-chain saturated fatty acids in coconut oil have agents that are effective against fungi, viruses and many bacteria. Research suggests that coconut oil kills Candida. It contains Lauric, Capric and Caprylic acids, which help prevent Candida overgrowth and strengthens the immune system. This is some MIGHTY POWERFUL OIL, wouldn’t you say?
Have you watched the amazing video about the health benefits of coconut oil and Alzheimer’s? It’s truly unbelievable! What a story! After watching the Alzheimer’s video, I thought hmmmm…we could use more of this stuff. I found huge tubs of coconut oil here on Amazon because right now I only have the one little jar and it’s almost GONE! Do YOU buy your coconut oil in bulk?
Are YOU as amazed at I am about all the many health benefits of coconut oil? What do YOU use coconut oil for? Do you eat it, wear it, or use it for something else that I’m unaware of? Leave a comment below!