uses for coconut oil

Chocolately Freezer Fudge

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  Coconut oil has to be one of my top five foods that I eat every day. Not only do the healthy fats keep me full and satiated, but they keep my skin soft and smooth and they’re also great for metabolism and hormonal balance. Coconut oil is over 90% saturated fat, but the cool thing is all this saturated fat is actually medium chain triglycerides. MCTs are completely different than long chain triglycerides that you find in saturated fats from animal sources. MCTs are small enough that they don’t need to be packaged into chylomicrons and transported to the […]

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Coconut Oil Feature Spotted in Shape Magazine

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With the many uses for coconut oil that go beyond cooking and baking, I’ve been asked countless times if coconut oil may be used as a personal lubricant. The answer is yes, it most certainly can. The great part about this is that you’re getting an all-natural lubricant that is free of ingredients that may cause irritation or sensitivity. Shape Magazine talked with Jennifer Gunter, M.D., and ob-gyn at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Francisco to get the scoop on this latest trend that so many patients have been asking about. Let’s see what she has to say: “There […]

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The Benefits of De-Stressing with Coconut Oil

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Now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays is finally over, I’ve been trying to make it a point to relax and de-stress myself at least once a week. Between working, school and going to the gym, sometimes I just need a moment for myself to recompose and let all my worries go away. I have a new found love of using coconut oil in many different ways that all help me relax. Going beyond the kitchen, using coconut oil in your beauty regimen may help restore dry skin, soften hair, and even calm your nerves when mixed with […]

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