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Eat Me + Drink Me: Coconut Oil

No, I don't actually have a recipe for drinking Coconut Oil but I wouldn't be surprised if there was a recipe in which you could use it in a drink.

Coconut oil mini Jars are one of my favourite finds of 2016.

As an Afro Caribbean woman living by the sea in Kent, it's rather a trek to go to London for all my hair supplies.

Last year, I visited my dear friend Pam in Surrey and she introduced me to all the benefits of Coconut oil. It shocked me that she had been cooking with it all these years. Keep reading for Pam's 4 ways to use Coconut Oil...

Food Recipes with Coconut Oil

Great Source of Healthy Fats– Over 50% of the fat in coconut oil is lauric acid. In fact, coconut oil is the richest source of lauric acid after breastmilk. As someone who doesn't eat egg and the premise of starting this blog for people who are like me want to eat healthily, no egg and high protein and vegetable diet coconut oil provide a lot of good nutrients to ensure your meals are balanced

  1. A great cooking oil with a high smoke point: a healthy alternative to vegetable oil: See post on other healthy alternatives here.

  2. Great for baking, stir-frys or as a dairy free replacement to butter.

  3. Try adding to foods or smoothies daily for energy

  4. An emulsify into coffee for a homemade coffee creamer ( I like to use in late's such as turmeric and beetroot find recipe here)

Coconut Oil Health Benefits and Uses

Digestive Help– Coconut oil’s concentration of beneficial fats in coconut oil makes it helpful for digestion. Its antimicrobial properties can help fight irritation and infection in the gut from Candida.

  1. It has been shown to increase absorption of calcium and magnesium

  2. Internally as part of the protocol to help remineralize teeth

  3. Is an immediate source of energy when eaten that isn’t stored as fat

  4. Can help speed weight loss when consumed daily

  5. It can help improve sleep when taken daily

  6. When used in food, it may support healthy thyroid function

Coconut Oil Beauty Uses

To Moisturize and Nourish Skin– The same properties make coconut oil great for skin as well. Many people like to use it as a natural moisturizer. Its natural antioxidant properties make it great for stopping wrinkles and skin irritation.

  1. On the skin as a basic lotion

  2. Use to remove Makeup

  3. Use to ina scrub to exfoliate and leave skin moisturised: Make your own here

Coconut Oil For Hair

Coconut Oil for Hair– This nourishing oil has been used for centuries in hair and its unique fat composition makes it especially beneficial for certain hair types.

  • Use it as a hair mask, hot oil treatment, or in homemade hair products.

  • Rub into scalp daily to stimulate hair growth: Make your own conditioner recipe here

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