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The Benefits of Using Coconut Oil

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The trend of all things coconut seems to be super-hot right now and I can’t get enough of the health benefits that coconut oil has to offer. I’ve become obsessed with using this healthy fat as a replacement for butter or oil when cooking and baking. A simple 1:1 swap is all you will need to compliment the flavor of any dish, from savory to sweet! I came across an article on The Benefits of Coconut Oil on How Stuff Works that gave a good breakdown of why adding coconut oil into your daily routine can be so beneficial. Health […]

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How to Cut out Processed Foods

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As I’m growing older and learning more about health and nutrition, I’ve been making an effort to eat more wholesome, real foods and try to keep away from anything that is processed. Processed foods can be split up into two categories: foods that are mechanically processed and foods that are chemically processed. According to Kris Gunnars from Authority Nutrition, a real food can still be packaged, as long as no chemicals have been added in the process. Lisa Leake, blogger from 100 Days of Real Food, has made it her mission to consume wholesome foods, putting the stamp of approval […]

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Not All Coconut Oils are Created Equal

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When it comes to coconut oils, you really do want quality over quantity. Deciphering the label can be the first step in choosing the highest quality coconut oil, which in turn will have the highest amount of health benefits. Here are the three main things you need to look for on the label of your coconut oil. Unrefined This is key, which is why it’s first. Having an UNrefined coconut oil means it has not been heated or bleached in the extraction process. Why is that important? Often times, when coconut oil is refined it can be hydrogenated or caused […]

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