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Coconut Oil

This is one fat can be eaten without fear. Now I am not saying to make a meal out of it, however, adding a tablespoon or two a day will have benefits especially when it comes to balancing blood sugar.

Coconut oil has been increasing in popularity over recent years. With the current campaigns against the use of unhealthy fats, this powerful oil is in growing demand. But what makes coconut oil more superior than the other modern vegetable oils?

Coconut oil is composed of 92% saturated fat, with 2/3 of it coming in a medium chain fatty acids form. The body is able to quickly metabolize this type of fatty acid in the form of energy. This is the opposite of long-chain fatty acids. Long-chain fatty acids may actually decrease cellular ability to absorb blood sugar, which could cause insulin resistance and even diabetes. Lauric acid is one of the most powerful components of coconut oil, which is recognized for its strong antimicrobial and antifungal properties.

Because of its ability to withstand high heat, coconut oil is a must-have ingredient in the kitchen. Since it does oxidize quickly, coconut oil is perfect for roasting, sautéing and baking. Coconut oil can improve the flavor of most foods, especially chicken, fish, and vegetables. Because of its slight coconut flavor, it pairs well with tropical dishes. Coconut oil can be used in baked goods as well as in savory dishes, it is a wonderful alternative to butter over popcorn. You may also want to mix it with oatmeal or add to smoothies. Coconut oil is a tasty, essential part of a healthy diet.

Balanced Digestion

Coconut oil can be used to treat occasional or mild digestive discomfort and may even relieve other severe digestive problems. It improves your body’s levels of candida and helps your body effectively absorb the essential nutrients. Additionally, this amazing oil slows down digestion providing the body with an even stream of energy from your food and lowering the overall glycemic index of your meal. When coconut oil is included in a meal with carbohydrates, the carbohydrates are broken down into glucose at a much slower rate providing you with steady blood sugar levels even after you eat. Be sure to use organic, unrefined, and cold-pressed coconut oil for the most benefits.

Choosing the right foods is a huge part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and coconut oil is one that offers a plethora of health benefits. Not only should you Incorporate it into your diet daily but, try adding it to your personal care routine as well to improve your overall health.

Use it as a Skin Application

Topical application of oil is an amazing solution for young, beautiful, flawless skin. In addition to being a perfect moisturizer, it helps to nourish and heal your skin, and its antibacterial properties can be an effective treatment for acne.

Compared to expensive lotions and skin products, coconut is much more affordable and all-natural. Natural skin care reduces the risk skin irritations. Moreover, coconut oil’s antioxidant properties serve as natural protection from sun damage and free radicals.

Pre-wash Hair Conditioner

For healthier and smoother hair, use coconut oil as a natural pre-wash hair conditioner. It can help treat dry scalp, promote stronger hair, and help hair retain its natural moisture. Simply rub a few drops of coconut oil into your dry scalp and leave it on for about 5 minutes before rinsing. Your dry and dull hair will now be softer and silkier with a healthier scalp.

If you do not have coconut oil in your panty, I would highly recommend adding it in! You won’t be disappointed in all it has to offer!!

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