Do you know about this oil that has reinvented itself and has now become the oil to reach for on the cooking aisle? When I first heard about coconut oil, it sounded sort of weird. I wondered how I could use it without everything tasting like I was on the beach spraying Hawaiian Tropic all over me.
I began researching this amazing white stuff in a jar and was excited about all the health benefits it has to offer. I was eager to start exploring ways to incorporate it into my lifestyle, so off to Pinterest and Google I went!
Many of us spray our pans and crockpots with Pam, but the spray is not healthy for us. One of my favorite uses for coconut oil is to use it in place of cooking spray in scrambled eggs. It also works great in those dishes where you need to prevent food from sticking to the pan or crockpot. It also adds a depth of flavor that even our kids actually enjoy. SCORE! Make sure you don’t use too much, a simple teaspoon will do the trick!Coconut oil is great to use in dishes that you sauté like vegetables and also adds delicious flavor to my healthy homemade chicken tenders! I also have talked about one of my absolute favorite ways in the kitchen to use it in my post about Bulletproof Coffee! Read more about this super weird, but extraordinary coffee here!
Aside from using it in cooking, it dually works for your body. My favorite way to use it is called oil pulling. I have never had a cavity in my life, but after pregnancy I had like eight! I’ve heard what I now believe as a myth after research that babies need calcium and steal it from wherever they can get it. LOL. I found that it can be caused from hormones and acid reflux during morning sickness. Whatever the case, I had too many cavities and wasn’t about to get them all filled. So, I started oil pulling and it has reversed my number of cavities, and I have only had to get two filled immediately after having Knox, which was prior to pulling! All you do is swish a tablespoon of oil around in your mouth for about 20 minutes. You may want to start with a teaspoon to get used to the consistency at first, and make sure to be more gentle than you would be gargling mouthwash. Since you have to do it a longer amount of time you don’t want your jaw to get tired!During the oil pulling, the oil kills bacteria in the mouth, draws out toxins and impurities in your body, improving oral health as well as your overall health. Make sure not to ever swallow any as it is filled with toxins and you don’t want them going back into your body. That would do the opposite of
The great part about this is you also are whitening your teeth during oil pulling! There are so many great benefits including teeth whitening, cavity and gingivitis prevention, stronger teeth and healthier gums, alleviation of headaches and hangovers, and even reports of improvements with skin issues such as acne, psoriasis and eczema and sufferers of TMJ.
It also works as a body moisturizer and is the perfect cure for dry skin! I slather it on my feet before bed to soften my soles! Just make sure to put socks on so your doggies don’t lick it off, because it tastes so good! It also heals chapped lips and makes them feel smooth like butter!
On those humid days, I use it in my hair to tame the frizzies. Just dab a tiny amount into the palm of your hands, rub them together and then run your hands through your hair. Less is more here, because you don’t want to look like Cameron Diaz in the movie ‘There’s Something About Mary’!!!!!
Check out this article from the Cooking Detective for more information on the health benefits of this life changing oil. Try it out for yourself and let me know which of the ways you enjoy using coconut oil the most!
BetsZMarch 13, 2015 at 10:16 am
I have actually found Coconut Oil spray (similar to Pam) at Trader Joe’s and Kroger – make’s coating pans that much easier!
AlisaFebruary 6, 2017 at 2:50 am
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