COCONUT OIL – OIL SEASONING OF THE WEEK

My first memories of coconut oil is when we were really young and mum used to apply it to our hair immediately the braids were off so we can go off to the salon. There was no need for our hairs to be straightened out or blow dried because the coconut oil was instant in softening the hair for it to be combed. Us and our kinky hair needed that coconut oil on our hairs lest it be hell! combing it out. Fast forward to now and I know about coconut oil for cooking with. So far mu most used coconut products are coconut cream, coconut milk and desiccated coconut. I love the taste, flavor and aroma of coconut in food. I have used coconut in my rice dish, I have made coconut french toast that was totally delish! Coconut oil has plenty of benefits that you will be glad you have been using it or if you have not then welcome onboard.

According to healthline.com coconut oil is not only beneficial when cooking, it has many more uses. Coconut oil protects your skin from UV rays. When applied to your skin coconut oil may protect it from the sun’s ultraviolet rays which raise the risk of skin cancer, cause wrinkling and brown spots. Should not be substituted with conventional sunscreen which protects or blocks 90% of UV rays

Coconut oil contains fatty acids that are quickly absorbed and can increase number of calories you burn due to the oil’s increased metabolism


Cook safely at high temperatures, coconut oil has a very high saturated fat content which makes it one of the best fats for high heat cooking like frying

Coconut oil improves your dental  health. It can be a powerful weapon against bacteria in your mouth that causes plaque, tooth decay and gum disease. Swishing with coconut oil for 10 minutes known as oil pulling reduces bacteria as effectively as rinsing with an antiseptic mouth wash

Coconut oil relieves skin irritation and Eczema. The oil improves dermatitis and other skin disorders at least as well as mineral oil and other conventional moisturizers

Commercial mayonnaise often contains soybean oil and added sugar therefore use coconut oil to make healthy mayonnaise


Moisturize your skin with coconut oil. The oil is wonderful for legs, arms and elbows. You can use on your face, but not recommended for those with oily skin. It can help repair cracked heels, simply apply a thin coat to your cracked heels at bedtime, put on socks and continue on a nightly basis until your heels are smooth

Coconut oil may reduce belly fat. Belly fat is linked to increased health risks like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil to your diet in meals

Use coconut oil to remove eye makeup. Coconut oil is a gentle and effective eye makeup remover. Apply with a cotton pad and wipe gently until all traces of makeup are gone

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