What Coconut Oil Does and Why It Really Works

I've been using coconut oil for years now, and trust me, it isn't just a fad. The stuff is glorious and magical (no, not actually magical - don't sue me). Though it has been proven as an effective moisturizer for a number of reasons. “The combination of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-bacterial and hydrating properties make it truly unique,” says Whitney P. Bowe, MD, a dermatologist at Advanced Dermatology PC in Westchester and NYC.  - via Harpar's Bazaar "The Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil". I use it in so many ways for my skin and hair.

It's also an excellent replacement for cooking oils in both savory dishes and baking. Bruce Fife, nutritionist and author of  The Coconut Oil Miracle says, "It kicks your metabolism into a higher gear, so you get a boost of energy and burn calories at a faster rate," he explains. "And because fat tends to be more satisfying, it makes you feel full." He also states that in places like India, South America, and China, just to name a few, coconut oil has been used as medicine for a very long time. It's effectiveness no doubt comes from it's antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory makeup.  I love to use it to roast veggies or to add to my salads before a workout. I'm currently using Spectrum Naturals Organic Coconut Oil. It's a bit more expensive than olive oil, but when using it for beauty uses, a little bit goes a long way, so it lasts a long time. Besides it's nothing compared to the expensive beauty products I've been able to replace with the coconut oil.

Have you tried using coconut oil?


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  1. I haven't heard too much of it but I imagine it'd be a different taste for cooking.

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