If I had to pick my #1, can’t-live-without-it natural product, coconut oil would absolutely top the list. (Or at least tie with honey and apple cider vinegar)! I use coconut oil every single day. Without fail. And it’s one of the best things you can possibly put in or on your body! Score!
Don’t Believe the Lies
You might have heard that coconut oil falls into the category of unhealthy, calorie-laden, fattening foods and you should avoid it at all costs. It’s a lie, people! Don’t believe it! While coconut oil is indeed comprised of over 90% saturated fat, this is good since over 60% of your brain and nervous system are made of fat. Your body requires these (very healthy) saturated fats to function properly (balanced hormones, anyone?). It’s also a fallacy that eating fat will make you fat. On the contrary, eating these healthy saturated fats found in coconut oil will actually help train your body to be a fat-burner instead of a sugar-burner. You can check out the book Eat Fat, Lose Fat by Sally Fallon of the Weston A. Price Foundation for even more great information on how eating fat (like the kind found in coconut oil) can help you lose weight and more. And you can read more research from the Weston A. Price Foundation on saturated fats here.
Want to Know More?
Click through to read the rest of this post at Modern Alternative Kitchen (where I’m a contributor) and learn more about why coconut oil is so amazing!