Crazy for Coconut Oil

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If you haven’t hopped on the coconut oil bandwagon yet, you are seriously missing out. The oil from this tropical fruit gives you benefits inside and out. From your hair, and skin to your digestive system and metabolism; even as a furniture or leather polish (whaaaat?!), it is clear that coconut oil is a true winner. Move the olive oil to the back burner, and toss the vegetable oils in the trash because we are going crazy for coconuts and here’s why you should be too:

Health Benefits

  • Increase Metabolism
  • Reduce Risk of Heart DIsease
  • Control Blood Sugar Levels
  • Support Healthy Intestinal Tract
  • Prevent DIsease

Beauty Benefits

  • Hair Smoother
  • Cuticle Softener
  • Makeup Remover
  • Body Oil
  • Lip Balm

Odd Jobs

  • Leather/Furniture Polish
  • Toothpaste
  • Homemade WD-40
  • Pet Paw Moisturizer

Using coconut oil is as easy as using any other oil when cooking. This oil is perfect for baking and sautéing, as it cooks well with high temperatures. And although this oil is from a fruit, it doesn’t have an overbearingly sweet taste so no worries about that! Coconut oil can be on the pricey side ($5-$8 per jar) but as you can see, it is well worth it! So what are you waiting for? Go out, get some coconut oil and you’ll be crazy for coconuts in no time!

Remember that coconut oil is still a fat and should be used mindfully. 2 tablespoons a day is enough to give your body everything this oil has to offer.

Written by: Leana Varvella

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