They Said Coconut Oil Was Great For You, But This Is What They Didn’t Tell You

Coconut oil is a popular nutritional oil derived from the meat of matured coconuts.

Coconut has long been a primary source of food throughout the tropics. Its various industrial and cosmetic applications have made it a very viable commodity. Coconut oil is heat stable, making it suitable for cooking at high temperatures. It is slow to oxidize, resists rancidity and has a shelf life of approximately two years or more.

The main exporting countries are the Philippines, Indonesia, and India. Coconut oil makes up less than 3% of annual global vegetable oil production.

Coconut-Oil

Coconut oil can be either Virgin or refined. Virgin coconut oil is usually expeller-pressed, meaning the oil is mechanically squeezed out of the coconut meat at room temperature. Refined oil is usually extracted using heat, chemicals and solvents that both increase the yield, and remove any coloration or odors.

Once castigated for its generous saturated fat content, coconut oil has been given a second life as a (gasp!) healthy fat. And while drinking it by the tablespoon still isn’t a great idea, you definitely should consider adding the oil to your diet.

Yes, coconut oil is almost 90 percent saturated fat, but not all sat fats are created equal. “The saturated fat in coconut oil is mostly lauric acid, a medium-chain saturated fatty acid that appears to have a more neutral effect on heart health when compared to longer-chain saturated fats found in meats and dairy products,” says Wendy Bazilian, R.D., author of The SuperFoodsRx Diet.

In this article, we are sharing our top 90(yes 90!) uses for coconut oil:

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Uses for Coconut Oil

  1. In cooking as great oil with a high smoke point. Great for baking, stir-frys or as a dairy free replacement to butter.
  2. Added to foodsor drinks daily for energy
  3. As acoffee creamer when emulsified into coffee
  4. On the skin as a basic lotion
  5. Inhomemade lotion bars for soft, smooth skin
  6. Inhomemade deodorant or deodorant bars
  7. As an eye-makeup remover
  8. As a cloth diaper safediaper cream
  9. In making your ownRe-mineralizing Toothpaste
  10. To lighten age spots when rubbed directly on the skin
  11. To preventstretch marks during pregnancy
  12. To supporthealthy thyroid function
  13. Inhomemade Mayowithout the high PUFA vegetable oils
  14. To helpincrease sun tolerance and avoid burning
  15. As a naturally SPF 4sunscreen
  16. To get rid of cradle cap on baby– just massage in to head, leave on for a few minutes and gently rinse with a warm wash cloth
  17. Topically to kill yeast or yeast infections
  18. As a delicious tropical massage oil
  19. It’s high Lauric acid and MCFA content helps boost metabolism
  20. A tiny dab rubbed on your hands and then through hair will help get rid of frizz
  21. Inhomemade soap for laundry
  22. Mixed with equal parts sugar for asmoothing body scrub(use in the shower)
  23. Rubbed on lips as a naturalchap stick
  24. Topically, can help skin heal faster after injury or infection
  25. Directly on the perineum to help heal afterbirth
  26. As an incredibly intensive natural conditioner– Rub into dry hair, put a shower cap on and leave for several hours
  27. Inhomemade slow cooker soap
  28. In place of Lanolin cream on nursing nipples to sooth irritation (also great for baby!)
  29. Can help sooth psoriasis oreczema
  30. There is some evidence thatregular ingestion of coconut oil can help prevent or reverse Alzheimers
  31. With apple cider vinegar as anatural treatment for lice that actually works
  32. In healthy brain boosting snack for kids likeCoconut Clusters
  33. Rub coconut oil on the inside of your nose to help alleviate allergy symptoms
  34. Nursing moms often take 3-4 tablespoons a day (and Vitamin D) to increase milk supply and nutrients
  35. Inhomemade shampoo bars
  36. Mix a tablespoon with a tablespoon ofchia seedsfor an all-day energy boost (do NOT take this at night!)
  37. Can help improve insulin levels
  38. Oil pulling with coconut oiland a drop of oregano oil helps improve gum health
  39. Can helpimprove cholesterol ratios
  40. Blend a tablespoon into hot tea to help speed recovery from cold or flu
  41. As a replacement forvegetable oilsin any recipe or in cooking
  42. Incoconut based grain free granola
  43. Can help reduce appearance of varicose veins
  44. After initial heat is gone, can help speed healing ofsunburn
  45. Is an immediate source of energy when eaten that isn’t stored as fat
  46. As a natural personal lubricant that won’t disturb vaginal flora
  47. As a natural shave cream and after shave lotion
  48. When used consistently on skin it can help get rid ofcellulite
  49. To season cast iron skillets
  50. It’s anti-inflammatory properties can help lessen arthritis
  51. Can reduce the itch of mosquito bites
  52. Can helpresolve acnewhen used regularly
  53. Can be rubbed into scalp daily tostimulate hair growth
  54. Helps speed ear infection healing
  55. A small amount can be rubbed into real leather to soften and condition (shiny leather only… test a small area first)
  56. By itself as a greattanningoil
  57. Mixed with salt toremove dry skin on feet
  58. Can help speed weight loss when consumed daily
  59. Can helpimprove sleepwhen taken daily
  60. A tablespoon melted into a cup of warm tea can help sooth a sore throat
  61. To help sooth the itch of chicken pox or poison ivy
  62. It has been shown to increase absorption of calcium andmagnesium
  63. Some evidence shows that the beneficial fats in coconut oil can help with depression and anxiety
  64. By itself as anatural deodorant
  65. By itself or with baking soda as anaturally whitening toothpaste
  66. Forpetsstruggling with skin issues when used externally
  67. Incoconut oil pulling chews
  68. Inhomemade vapor rub
  69. Inhomemade peppermint lip balm
  70. Inmagnesium body butter
  71. Incoconut oil dog treats
  72. As a completely naturalbaby lotion
  73. On hands after doing dishes to avoid dry skin
  74. Mixed with catnip, rosemary, or mintessential oilsas a natural bug repellent
  75. Inhomemade meltaways(like candy)
  76. Many use it as an anti-aging facial moisturizer
  77. Use to makecoconut cream concentratefor a brain boosting snack
  78. Can be used internally and externally to speed recovery from UTIs
  79. When taken regularly, it can boosthormone production
  80. Can relieve the pain of hemorrhoids when used topically
  81. Can boost circulation and help those who often feel cold
  82. On cuticles to help nails grow
  83. Rub into elbows daily to help alleviate dry, flaky elbows
  84. To helpavoid chlorine exposure when swimming
  85. Internallyduring pregnancyto help provide baby necessary fats for development (especially when taken with Fermented Cod Liver Oil)
  86. With other oils as part ofan oil cleansing regimen for beautiful skin
  87. Whipped withshea butterfor a soothing body balm
  88. One reader swears by using coconut oil to treat yeast infection. She suggests soaking a tampon in it and inserting the tampon for a few hours.
  89. Ingestingcoconut oil daily can help with allergy symptoms
  90. Ingestingcoconut oildaily can increase mental alertness

Have we missed any? Are you using coconut oil for something NOT on the list? Please SHARE with us.

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