A friend sent me some information on coconut oil and I was astonished at all the great things it can do.
It is antibacterial, so combined with some baking soda it makes a great tooth paste
It is an oil that penetrates the shafts of your hair, eliminating the need for conditioners and works great on cracked heels.
It raises your good cholesterol (the HDL)
You can use it in place of butter for a non-trans fat oil in your baking.
You can store it opened without refrigeration for up to two years.
Consuming it straight from the jar helps with digestion
There is just so much it does. I made some oatmeal cookies with it today. I used almond flour, stevia and coconut oil instead of butter. The cookies crumble a little more, but the taste is great. They were light and almost fluffy.
How about coconut flour, a lot less carbs in there. That is what I am searching for to eliminate the flour and sugar…there go most of the carbs.
I also use coconut water (unsweetened) in smoothies or just drink it straight because it has natural electrolytes to keep you hydrated.
Do any of you use coconut in your cooking on a regular basis? How has it helped you?
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