What Do You Do With Coconut Oil?

Posted on January 25th, 2013 by Discount Debbie

 

 

“Mommy, do you want some coffee?” (My 4-year old daughter, holding her toy tea cup)
Me: “Sure! What did you put in it?” (because she knows I don’t drink my coffee black)
My daughter (smiling): “Coconut oil!”

 

That’s a true story. And, that conversation has taken place (just as stated above) on multiple occasions. But, don’t blame my daughter… I started adding about a tablespoon of coconut oil to my coffee when I was working on losing the last few lingering pregnancy pounds a few months ago. Apparently, taking 3-4 tablespoons of coconut oil per day (one tablespoon before each meal) helps boost metabolism to burn more calories throughout the day. It also fills you up so that you end up not eating as much. While I am still looking to drop a few more pounds, I put the coconut oil in my coffee more because I really do enjoy the flavor and because of the other health benefits it offers.

Benefits Of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial and microbial, which essentially means it is a natural antibiotic. It’s also full of disease-fighting antioxidants. As I mentioned above, it helps boost metabolism for weight loss. It lowers the risk of diabetes, heart disease and improves cholesterol levels. There is SO MUCH more. But, that gives you the tip of the iceberg on this amazing and delicious superfood.

Other Uses for Coconut Oil

Cooking: I cook with coconut oil just about every day. I use it in place of butter (sometimes along with butter) and in place of any other oil or fat. I use it to saute veggies and to sear beef or chicken; and, of course, I bake with it!

Hair Conditioner: Coconut oil is great for deep conditioning. The fatty acids in the oil penetrate easily into the hair and make for better conditioning than you can get from most store-bought hair conditioners. Coconut oil has become my hair conditioner :)

Skin Care: The other thing my daughter may think everyone else does is put coconut oil on boo boos and bites. Its healing and anti-inflammatory properties help skin to be replenished and restored. I also just use it as lotion when my skin is dry.

There are so many more uses. But, we can always talk more about those later over some coffee! ;)

 

What do you do with your coconut oil?

 


2 Comments

  1. Heather January 25, 2013

    This was used from GetJosette

    Coconut oil is antiviral, antifungal (kills yeast too) and antibacterial. It attacks and kills viruses that have a lipid (fatty) coating, such as herpes, HIV, hepatitis C, the flu, and mononucleosis. It kills the bacteria that cause pneumonia, sore throats, dental cavities, urinary tract infections, meningitis, gonorrhea, food poisoning, pneumonia, and many, many more bacterial infections. It kills the fungus/yeast infections that cause candida, ringworm, athletes foot, thrush, jock itch, diaper rash and more.
    And to top it off, it’s also a tan extender! =D
    Question is, where should I keep it?
    In my pantry? Medicine cabinet? Or with my cosmetics?

  2. Michelle January 25, 2013

    Did you know that it’s Gluten free?
    I do so many things with it from making hand crafted lip balm and a stuffy nose relief concoction to making snacks with it.
    1 T of Nutiva
    1 Hand full of Enjoy Life chips
    1 Hand Full of Enjoy life Mountain Mambo mix
    Microwave the coconut oil and chip for about 30-40 seconds add trail mix and stir.
    This is Soy,Dairy,Corn,& Gluten Free!

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