Coconut Oil’s Healthy Benefits

One of the easiest ways to boost your health is take advantage of coconut oil!  Have you heard about this great product?  If not, be sure to read this entire post and share with friends and family!

It may be surprising for you to learn that the naturally occurring saturated fat in coconut oil is actually good for you and provides a number of profound health benefits!

 

Health Benefits Of Coconut Oil:

  • speeds up the metabolism
  • boosts the immune system
  • reduces inflammation
  • kills fungi, yeast and bacteria
  • improves calcium and magnesium absorption
  • supports the development of strong bones and teeth
  • improves digestion and bowel function
  • supports thyroid function
  • helps to prevent wrinkles and sagging skin
  • can improve the look and health of your hair

How To Incorporate Coconut Oil Into Your Daily Life

  1. Cooking With Coconut Oil:  This is the most common way people use coconut oil. Use coconut oil in all your cooking. Replace your other cooking oils (like canola, corn or all purpose vegetable oils, which are toxic) with virgin or expeller pressed coconut oil. You can also bake with coconut oil too!  For recipes, check out Coconut Mama recipes and Tropical Traditions recipes.
  2. Add Coconut Oil To Smoothies, Yogurt, Soups and Hot Drinks:   Aside from cooking, you can add coconut oil into your smoothies, coffee or tea, yogurt and homemade bone broth. Just make sure to gently melt your coconut oil and slowly pour and stir it into your smoothies and yogurt.  This will help the coconut oil from clumping in your cold goodies!  The coconut oil will melt when added to hot drinks or soups.
  3. Make Coconut Oil Candy:  Coconut oil candy is by far the most yummy way to enjoy coconut oil! Its also a great way to get your kids to eat coconut oil too! A favorite coconut oil candy recipe is Coconut Mama Coconut Oil Chocolate Bars!   Half Coconut and Flower on Bamboo Mat
  4. Use Coconut Oil As A Moisturizer:  Your skin will be super soft and smooth from using coconut oil. No need to purchase lotions, which can have toxic ingredients! Also, did you know that what you put on your skin can absorbs straight into your blood stream? If you wouldn’t eat it, don’t put in on your skin! Coconut oil can also be used in place of diaper rash cream!
  5. Brush Your Teeth With Coconut Oil:  This may sound odd to some of you, but coconut oil works great for cleaning your mouth and teeth. Remember, coconut oil kills bacteria! Mix coconut oil with sea salt and baking soda and use like you would toothpaste. If you don’t want to exclusively use coconut oil for brushing your teeth you can use it after or before brushing your teeth too.
  6. Oil Pulling:  From Coconut Research Center, “Some people think I’m crazy when I tell them that oil pulling can help those with asthma, allergies, chronic fatigue, diabetes, migraine headaches, PMS, and chronic skin problems. Oil pulling works by detoxifying or cleansing the body. In this way, disease promoting toxins are removed, thus allowing the body to heal itself. As a consequence, health problems of all types improve.” To oil pull, all you have to do is use Virgin Coconut Oil like mouthwash. Swoosh for 15-20 minutes a day. Read more about Oil Pulling here.
  7. Deodorant:  You can use coconut oil as a deodorant! You can also make a homemade deodorant made with coconut oil.  Find a simple recipe for coconut oil deodorant HERE. 
  8. Coconut Bath Oil & Salt Scrub:  Add a teaspoon of coconut oil to your bath and use as you would any bath oil or make a salt scrub using 1 part virgin coconut oil and 1 part salt.
  9. Coconut Oil Hair Treatment:  Use a tablespoon of Virgin Coconut Oil and massage your hair and scalp. Leave it in for at least an hour, then wash hair. This can be done 1-3 times a week. The coconut oil will nourish your scalp and hair and will help your scalp from drying and your hair from breaking.
  10. Drink Coconut Milk:  Enjoy a glass of raw homemade coconut milk! When you make homemade coconut milk you will see and taste the coconut oil in the milk. The coconut oil will bead up in fresh cold coconut milk (making it easy to extract and use if you want to). Use fresh coconut milk as a beverage, in smoothies, baking (can be used in place of milk in some recipes), and in soups.

 

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