Thursday, September 29, 2011

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is my recent favorite thing!

I use it:
In pancakes, muffins, cakes, brownies....
To saute' vegetables
Massage oil!
(seriously I recently gave this to my food friend as a gift for her bachelorette party!)
Diaper rash (it is a yeast killer!!)
by the tablespoon when we get a cold (just eat it plain or dissolve it in warm water)
spread on my kids' toast
If I want to get a quick good tan I saturate myself in it before going out in the sun
(don't try this at home, or if you do, don't blame me if you fry!!)

Here is a recipe that I made up and LOVE!
If you've had my "toot sweet" brownies then you know what I'm talking about.
They are gluten free
They are dairy free
They are "white stuff" free (sugar, flour)
They are here for you to use and share but please link back to this blog!
Thanks :)

"Toot Sweet Brownies"
2 cups cooked black beans (you can use canned beans)
1 cup almond flour/almond meal (same thing)
2 eggs
1/2 cup pure, raw, honey
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
5 TBS. unsweetened cocoa
dash salt
squirt of water
Blend together in a blender until it looks like brownie batter.
Bake in muffin cups 20-25 min @ 350
Enjoy and share with a friend!

Coconut oil is delicious and good for you!
It's proven!
Check it out below!

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and cancer, dental care, and bone strength. These benefits of coconut oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, soothing, etc.
  • Promoting your heart health
  • Promoting weight loss when and if you need it
  • Supporting your immune system health
  • Supporting a healthy metabolism
  • Providing you with an immediate energy source
  • Helping to keep your skin healthy and youthful looking
  • Supporting the proper functioning of your thyroid gland

Coconut oil contains the most saturated fat of all edible oils. Don't be scared away by the negative view of 'saturated fat' portrayed by the media. Many studies have shown that a low-fat diet is not the answer for preventing heart disease, and some scientists are calling for new dietary guidelines that reflect this discovery. To really understand the benefits of saturated fat, I suggest you read Dr. Mary Enig and Sally Fallon's article "The Truth About Saturated Fat" to first dispel any lingering notions you may have that all saturated fats are dangerous.

1 comment:

  1. I love coconut oil. It actually is naturally 15 spf, so its great for face lotion. I love it for that and many other things. Andrea I wish we lived closer! We are so on the same page about health stuff. Love it!! Have you tried Chia yet? I love using it in smoothies for my kids.