Coconut oil is one of those things that once you start using, you’ll wonder how you lived without it. So many great ways to use it and benefits it really is a game changer!
Coconut oil is classified as a “superfood.” Its unique combination of fatty acids can have profound positive effects on health. This includes fat loss, better brain function, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and can even be used as a sunscreen.
For a while the “coconut oil” diet became popular, when people drank huge amounts of coconut oil in an attempt to lose weight! We do not recommend this. However in small amounts coconut oil does increase metabolism, reduce hunger, and is one of the healthiest oils to cook with, as unlike most other oils, it can be heated at high temperatures and remain stable.
This alone makes it invaluable...but there is so much more!
Coconut oil has been found to kill candida, kill viruses, and the medium chain triglycerides in coconut oil have been shown to increase 24 hour energy expenditure by as much as 5%, potentially leading to significant weight loss over the long term.
For years it was used by Indian women to make their hair grow strong and healthily. You can do a hair mask with coconut oil overnight or when you go to a sauna. It acts as a deep conditioner and gives great shine and is also wonderful for your skin as a moisturiser. It is also an aphrodisiac, giving your partner a massage with coconut oil will indeed set the bedroom on fire and be one of the best massages they’ve ever had. The smell alone is heavenly and they way it feels on your skin is delicious. You can also use it when doing a detox as from an Ayurvedic principle oiling your body internally and externally is essential for mobilising toxins.
In raw food recipes Coconut Oil is impossible to live without. As coconut oil is solid when cold this makes many recipes possible. From cheesecakes, to quick raw chocolate, see our recipe section for some great ideas!
Inside, outside, in recipes and for your health, Coconut Oil is a truly wonderful tropical superfood!