Coconut Oil has been a more recent addition to my diet. About a year ago, I began reading about it’s health benefits and decided to give it a try. While I didn’t fall in love with it immediately, I have been enjoying it more and more as I experiment with it’s many uses.
- Improves your heart health
- Boosts your thyroid
- Increases your metabolism
- Promotes a lean body and weight loss if needed
- Supports your immune system
- Benefits your skin when applied topically; has anti-aging, regenerative effects.
Some recipes I’ve posted that use coconut oil include:
Popcorn (with coconut oil!) ←My very favorite way to enjoy coconut oil!
And I’ve been cooking with it more and more . . .
When purchasing coconut oil, I’ve sometimes felt overwhelmed with the options. Some brands don’t state enough information on their label for my comfort (I’m looking at you Trader Joe’s!), while other brands do. For some guidelines to consider, I found this handy list by Dr. Mercola:
I gave a seminar a few months ago, and was asked for additional resources to read more about coconut oil. Here is a sampling of what I found, in case you’d like to research further:
I do believe that, just like most things, coconut oil should be part of a balanced diet, and included in moderation. Stay tuned . . . tomorrow I have a coconut oil product review!
Do you use coconut oil on a regular basis? How do you like coconut oil best? I usually keep coconut oil and EVOO at home, and depending upon what I’m making, decide which of these two would be best.