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Benefits Of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has a lot of uses when it comes to eating. We have previously noted that it may be able to help you lose weight. Cooking, baking, or eating by itself, coconut oil is delicious and a lot of people enjoy eating a spoonful every day. You can eat it off the spoon or melt it first, if you prefer. You get an energy boost, immune system support, and all the nutrients without any of the work. How much easier can it be?
Coconut oil does not spike insulin in your bloodstream, even though the taste is sweet. Therefore it is okay for diabetics. It has also been found to reduce heart disease and feeds the brain by improving cognitive function.
Instead of non-stick sprays, try rubbing coconut oil around your glass dishes, slow cookers, and pans. You do not need to melt it first, as the warmth of your hands will do the job for you. And if you have any remaining oil left on your fingers, you can rub it in as a moisturizer!
Any oil can be replaced with coconut oil. Remember that coconut oil stays solid at room temperature and plan accordingly. Sometimes the oil can quickly solidify again if placed on a cold ingredient, so either work fast or make sure the ingredients are not fresh out of the refrigerator or freezer.
Baking is very easy with coconut oil. Replace your butter or other oil with it, using the same amount the recipe calls for. It will add a slightly sweet coconut taste to your baked goods. More flavor without any extra work.
Coconut oil can withstand high heat without breaking down. Whether you are making a stir-fry in your wok or broiling a dish in the oven, coconut oil will still taste delicious.
Add it to any recipe that would benefit from a coconut flavor. Some ideas include shrimp, chicken, popcorn, and tofu. The possibilities are endless.
What Is Coconut Oil Good For
You may not be aware of it, but coconut oil has many uses. As well as being able to use it in your everyday diet, it can be used around the home, as a beauty product, for your health, or for eating – coconut oil is very versatile. It can also be used with animals.
Around the home, coconut oil can be used as furniture polish. It is advised that you put a little on your wooden furniture in a hidden spot to test it out first, to make sure you like the effect. If it is okay, put some coconut oil on a rag and polish away!
On the same idea, you can use your coconut oil on a wooden cutting board if it is looking old and dry. Take your clean cutting board and rub the oil in. It will take care of the dullness and leave it looking much better.
If you have something that needs lubrication, such as a squeaky door hinge or a stuck zipper, try a little bit of coconut oil. The warmth of your hands should melt it enough so that it can do the job. No more messing with sprays!
There are many ways in which you can use coconut oil as a beauty product. It is safe and smells wonderful. Why not try a few?
Coconut oil is antibacterial. It is also antifungal and antimicrobial. That means you can use it as a moisturizer and it is great for your skin. You can also use it on your face to help prevent pimples and other breakouts.
Not only will it work as a moisturizer, but if you apply a thin layer on your skin, it can be used as sunscreen. You get double the benefits with just one application. Try it on your lips as a lip balm and sunscreen all in one.
If you are feeling sore and want a massage, you can ask your partner to use coconut oil as a massage oil. When you start to feel better, coconut oil can also be used as a personal lubricant. Just do not use it with latex, as it is not compatible.
Annoying bug bites can be helped by coconut oil. The bite will heal faster by applying coconut oil right on it. It also will help with any burning and itching you may feel from it.
Another healing use for coconut oil is on bruises. The swelling can go down and the redness fade. Simply apply the coconut oil directly to the bruise.
If you want to remove your makeup, apply a little coconut oil. You can use a cotton ball or your fingertips, and apply it by gently massaging the coconut oil into the makeup. Once the makeup is dissolved, use warm water or a washcloth to wash it away. Do not forget you can then moisturize with a little more coconut oil.
You can even remove hair with coconut oil. To use it to shave your legs, dry off your damp legs as much as possible and apply some coconut oil. Keeping your legs as away from the water as possible, shave, then moisturize with more coconut oil if desired.
Ring worm and athlete’s foot can be treated with coconut oil. It can also be used to treat other yeast infections and fungal infections. When applied to a small burn, it can help prevent an infection from setting in.
Other issues that can be treated with coconut oil are canker sores, hives, and acne. If you are suffering from an ear infection, you can put a few drops in your ears a couple of times a day to reduce the pain and to help heal it.
If you are feeling ill and want a vapor rub, you can easily make it yourself. Three drops of tea tree oil, six drops of rosemary oil and three tablespoons of melted coconut oil are all you need. You can increase the drops of the tea tree and rosemary oils if you wish, by a few drops. Mix and carefully apply to the nose and chest.
For a natural homemade toothpaste, try mixing coconut oil with baking soda. Once it has reached a paste consistency, you are done. If you like a minty toothpaste, try adding a few drops of peppermint essential oil to it.
As you can see, there are a lot of uses for coconut oil. These are some ideas to get you started. It is not just for eating, as it can be used in the home, for health, and for beauty.