Coconut Oil is one of the best popular health food trends in years.
Coconut oil is not just hype, it really does what it claims.
Coconut oil contains MCT (medium chain triglycerides) which the body readily uses as energy and does not store as fat. Great news for anyone wanting to lose a few extra pounds.
Farmers wanted to fatten up their pigs and thought using coconut oil would do just that, but instead it leaned them out. haha!!!
I love fried foods and now that I have coconut oil, I don’t have to give any of up any of my favorite food. I use it for frying liver and onions, over easy eggs, fried veggies, fried chicken, popcorn on the stove and more.
This is why I never feel like I’m on a diet because coconut oil is part of my healthy lifestyle.
Give coconut oil a try, if you haven’t already, you’ll LOVE IT!!!!
What can it do for you?
- Thyroid issues; used therapeutically each day will help nourish and heal the very important thyroid gland.
This video does a very good job of explaining why and how: http://youtu.be/6wpsik0W4NU
- Bodybuilder’s have been using MCT oils for years because they have known for a long time that this very special oil does not get stored as fat.
- Increases Metabolism: Bruce Fife, author of “The Coconut Oil Miracle,” states that “coconut oil not only increases the metabolic rate soon after its consumption, but the metabolic rate stays elevated for at least 24 hours after eating.” This is phenomenal news for people wanting to boost their metabolism.
Other Coconut Sources
Coconut Milk: contains many vitamins, minerals and electrolytes, including potassium, calcium and chloride. Coconut milk is a great alternative and substitute for dairy. It helps boost your immune system.
Coconut Butter or Manna: freshly made from whole coconut flesh (not just the oil) and puree’d into a fibrous, densely nutritious spread, while giving you the whole coconut nutrition: oil, dietary fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals.
Coconut butter is good to use in baking and for desserts. I haven’t ventured into this arena yet, but will now.
Here is a great recipe to try: http://kitchen.nutiva.com/cacao-kapows/
Coconut Cream: has a higher ratio of coconut to water content. If you don’t shake it before opening the can, there are two layers. The top thick white layer is actually coconut cream. The bottom layer of gray/whitish watery liquid is coconut water. Coconut cream is also suitable for making curries and desserts. You can find this in the Asian section of Whole Foods and at Kroger in the Health Food Section and can make a modified whipping cream. It doesn’t whip up quite the same but poured on fresh berries is amazing.
Here is a great recipe to try: http://nuttykitchen.com/2010/06/01/coconut-whipped-cream/
Great video from on coconut oil…..
This is the coconut oil I use: