While vacationing in Hawaii, Alison’s future mother-in-law came across an amazing magazine article, Coconuts Nourishment for the Body – inside and out by Cheryl Martin.
“One of the benefits of coconut oil is that it helps protect against heart disease and stroke. In addition to germ fighting properties, medical research has shown that medium chain triglycerides also possess anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, all of which help protect the arteries from clogging up with plaque and the heart from succumbing to heart disease…Coconut oil isn’t limited to cooking. It is used to nourish the skin and hair as well as for body massage since its benefits include skin protection and wrinkle prevention. Unlike other oils popular in lotions, coconut oil not only softens dry skin by removing the outer layer of dead skin cells, but actually helps to reduce chronic skin inflammation like wounds, blood blisters and rashes. It will not only bring temporary relief to the skin, but it will aid in healing and repairing.”
Here is a delicious recipe using coconut oil!
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