I just ordered 108 oz. of coconut oil to be automatically delivered every 3 months.  I use coconut oil for a lot of things.

You can cook with it…I don’t do that.    If I popped my own popcorn, I would certainly use it for that.  Coconut oil tastes delicious and the health benefits are astounding!

Coconut oil is in each one of our showers….it is a great cleanser as well as a moisturizer.  It is also on my nightstand as a moisturizer.  There is a lot to be said for anything that is chemical free that we can use on our bodies.  There are some people who use coconut oil on their faces.  I do not because it gives me pimples and makes my eyes burn if I get it near my eyes.

Coconut oil is great to massage into your scalp.  It is nice for the hair and the skin.

Coconut oil is great in raw food recipes:

  • I use 1 tsp of coconut oil daily in my morning smoothie.  It gives it such a nice texture and it is so good for you. (below)
  • I use coconut oil in raw protein bars that I make, I keep them in the fridge and it gives them a lovely texture, flavor and holds them together nicely.
  • There is a special treat that I make for myself, it is a chocolate, mushroom, chia pudding (for immunity and strength) that I use a teaspoon of coconut oil in to add smooth creaminess too.
  • I like a teeny bit of coconut oil in hot tea with a pinch of raw cacao for a special treat as well.
  • I even use coconut oil with cashews and stevia to make a delicious frosting.  There are a lot of ways to use coconut oil…there are even more reasons why you should.

Coconut oil has lauric acid, caprylic acid, capric acid.  These acids give it antimicrobial, antifungal, antibacterial and antioxidant abilities.  It is mostly saturated fat, 92% with a small percentage being mono unsaturated and poly unsaturated.  Coconut oil is a healthy fat.

Some of the benefits that are attributed to coconut oil include;

  • weight loss
  • heart disease
  • immunity
  • healing and infections
  • digestion
  • candida
  • kidney stones
  • liver disease
  • diabetes
  • stress
  • bone loss
  • tooth decay
  • Alzheimers
  • hormone regulation

“Coconut oil has fewer calories than any other fat source. Unlike the high-calorie, cholesterol-soaked, long-chain, saturated animal fats found in meat and dairy products, coconut cream and coconut oil are made of raw saturated fats containing mostly medium-chain fatty acids that the body can metabolize efficiently and convert to energy quickly.”(Wolfe, 2009)

Coconut oil helps to regulate blood sugar.  It is one fat that diabetics can eat without fear.

A funny story about coconut oil and weight loss is from the 1940’s; coconut oil was used by some farmers to help fatten up their cows, the opposite happened…the cows became leaner.

Coconut oil is useful for bone and dental health because it improves calcium and magnesium absorption. This is good for dental health.  It is especially beneficial to women who are at the age to develop osteoporosis.

When you go to order or purchase your coconut oil this is what you should look for:  organic-raw-extra virgin-cold pressed.

There is also coconut water, shredded coconut and coconut butter.

Add coconut oil to your household, you will not be sorry!

We have a plan!

It is to get all the brilliant and energetic health coaches all over the world together to prepare a book with the most healthy recipes on the planet!  They are all donating their recipes and their stories to share with you.

In return, they will be helping to cure, treat and prevent T1D juvenile diabetes and with your purchase of the “Sharing the Health Recipe E-Book” you will be helping children to move closer to health.

 

Thank you for your support!

~Cathy

copyright Cathy Sykora 2012 all rights reserved

Wolfe, D. (2009). Superfoods. Berkley: North Atlantic Books.

6 Comments

  1. Leanne Chesser

    I love coconut oil! I immediately clicked to this post when I saw it :). Thanks for highlighting the benefits and amazing properties. It’s wonderful on extremely dry skin and eczema too. Very soothing and moisturizing.

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  2. Suburban Style Challenge

    A friend of mine turned me onto coconut oil and it’s my new favorite way to enjoy a cup of hot tea. I imagine it’s good in hot cocoa too, but haven’t tried it yet (it’s actually been too hot for both tea and cocoa here lately). I also used it to make a beachy salt hair spray, which adds nice texture to my hair and smells lovely. I plan on using it at night in the winter as my skin gets really dry, and may even try adding it to a bath sometime soon. There are SO many uses for it.

    Now… do you think you could share the recipe for your frosting? That sounds delicious! 😉

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  3. Phyllis

    I love coconut oil mostly for the health benefits, but have to say that there are only a few things that I like to eat it with! It’s the taste – I like it, but it is strong. I have heard rumors & conflicting reports of certain kinds, brands, etc being more or less flavorful than others – but have yet to find one myself that I love using with almost any food. Anything suggestions?

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  4. Michelle @Radiant Brown Beauty

    I LOVE Coconut Oil. My husband fried chicken in it and it was sooo good. We also sautee with it.

    I most use it on my hair though as a pre-wash. It helps the hair to retain moisture.

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  5. Pamela Parker

    Cool information. I probably won’t sign up for the bulk delivery just yet, but I’m putting coconut oil on my shopping list to try out some of your ideas.

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  6. SV

    Yes. We use a lot of coconut oil in our cooking. For most home made vegetables we use this for saute-ing.

    It has immense good qualities.

    Somewhere on the internet recently I also read that one lady ate 1 tbsp of pure coconut oil every morning along with breakfast and has found increased energy and resistance while working out during her weight loss journey (something which I need to try yet).

    cheers, SV

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