Lately, I can't get ENOUGH coconut oil in my life. I use it for cooking, for baking, I put a spoonful in smoothies, and I put it all over my skin . . . yes the same jar that I use in the kitchen, I lather all over my face . . . and it's amazing!
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!
> Hello antioxidants! This oil is huge for boosting your immune system.
> 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!
> It's THE BEST natural moisturizer for your skin and conditioning mask for your hair! Say goodbye to all those weird chemicals in your lotion and hello to beautiful skin and a shiny mane!
> 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!
Coconut oil benefits source
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Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.