I'm not sure why it's only recently become such a hot topic . . . I wish I had known about it years ago! I happen to love the flavor of coconut, but if you're not a huge fan, you can use the unflavored version and still get all the health benefits.
Check out all these fabulous reasons to add the delicious oil to your life:
> Helps lower cholesterol. Saturated fats have a bad rep, but in moderation they can be really healthy for you and your cholesterol levels!
> Increased metabolism and weight loss - yes please! A Dr. Oz study found that women who had 2 tbsp of this magic oil per day for 3 months had successfully shrunk their waistline!
> Lowers stress - the scent can be very soothing and relaxing so add it to your bubble bath or use it as a massage oil!
Try subbing coconut oil for olive oil next time you're sauteeing veggies, fish, chicken, and you'll be hooked! It's a solid when it's at room temperature, but as soon as it hits the heat, it melts perfectly for your cooking/baking needs. Or try baking with it like we did with these Gluten Free Double Chocolate Oatmeal Chunkers!
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