Coconut oil for everyone

I use coconut oil for oil-based cooking almost exclusively nowadays, and people keep asking me why. Here are some of the wonders of coconut oil:

Coconut oil is high in saturated fat. Isn’t that bad? Maybe not. Not all fats are created equal, and coconut oil has many health benefits. From livingpaleo.com:

  • Supports healthy metabolism
  • Supports thyroid function
  • Supports heart health
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Assists in fat loss
  • Improves digestion
  • Improves skin appearance and elasticity
  • Helps treat Candida and yeast infections
  • Improves cholesterol levels
  • Assists in killing off viruses
  • Helps kill bacteria
  • Relieves symptoms of diabetes
  • Has proven anti-tumor effects

(Be sure to use virgin coconut oil, which hasn’t been hydrogenated.)

This doctor ditched all other cooking oils and uses coconut oil exclusively, citing studies and the omega-3-omega-6 ratio. Check out these recipes if you need convincing about the fabulousness of coconut oil:

And this blog is full of recipes and resources for Paleo eating.

Please share your favorite coconut oil discoveries with me!

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