By: Leanne Ely
I’m never without a great big jar of coconut oil. I use this magical, versatile, and healthful substance in everything from baked goods and stir-fries to smoothies and coffee. (But I admit that I also use coconut oil to soften my hair, remove my eye makeup, and I add it to my bath too!)
So, what’s so special about coconut oil?
Answer: Lots of things, but the main reason I use it is that it is such a healthy, all-purpose oil.
Let’s take a quick look at some of the health benefits of this marvelous oil:
• It’s rich in fat soluble vitamins (vitamins A, D, E, and K)
• It has antiviral properties, so it keeps fungus and yeast at bay
• Coconut oil increases metabolism
• It may protect against cancer and diabetes
• Coconut oil is wonderful for bone health
• Your immune system gets a great boost from coconut oil
• It has a healthy effect on hypothyroidism
If you’re feeling low on energy, try taking a tablespoon of coconut oil for a little boost and see you get a bit more pep in your step!
Not only is coconut oil extremely healthy, but it has a very mild flavor and a lovely tropical aftertaste. I love the taste of coconut oil as much as I love how good it is for me!
When you’re shopping for coconut, always buy organic, virgin coconut oil. (Preferably fair-trade, like Nutiva brand.)
If your coconut oil isn’t virgin, it isn’t as rich in taste and nutrients.
Are you a member of Thrive Market yet? If not, check them out here. They often have new member-only deals!
If you’re already a member (like me), don’t worry! You’re going to get 10% off your purchase by following this link. Thank you Thrive and Nutiva!
Go on now, and get your jar before this deal slips between your fingers forever! (Did you catch the oil humor?!)