Coconut Oil is Good for You After All!

Why did coconut oil get such a bad rap in the 1980s? All of sudden it was forbidden to use in our kitchens, restaurants, and in movie theater popcorn. Some say it was a carefully thought-out smear campaign by the vegetable oil manufacturers to defeat their competition. Regardless of why we all ran around shouting, “Coconut oil is bad!” research is now showing its benefits are numerous! This is great news for us real food eaters. Now I can say with it confidence. Not only does coconut oil taste good, it’s good for you!

Coconut Oil is Good for You

The Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has a number of healthful uses and not just for cooking. I hope this partial list will prompt you to add coconut oil to your diet and lifestyle.

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What About Cooking with Vegetable Oils?

There are several reasons why coconut oil is superior to ANY vegetable oil, both because of the health advantages of coconut oil I’ve already mentioned and the health-damaging properties of vegetable oils.

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Where To Buy Quality Coconut Oil

I recommend selecting organic, extra virgin (unrefined) coconut oil. Nutiva is organic, unrefined, less expensive, and available at Costco. Artisana and Dr. Bronner’s are both unrefined, organic, and flavorful. Tropical Traditions offers bulk quantities and has a rich history of importing quality coconut oil. Amazon.com is a good source for all of these brands, as well. Our current economical favorite is Tropical Traditions in a 5 gallon bucket! But we have purchased and enjoyed Nutiva too.

If my post is not enough to convince you of the benefits of using coconut oil daily, then check out Wellness Mama’s 101 Uses for Coconut Oil. Or watch this 7 minute video below with Dr. Bruce Fife, the author of The Coconut Oil Miracle. Eat it, cook with it, lather it on your skin, rub it into your hair. Discover your own uses for coconut oil and enjoy its health-giving properties! Coconut oil has a bad rap no more!

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2 Responses to Coconut Oil is Good for You After All!

  1. Coconut oil is amazing stuff! I recently did a post about how we’ve started using it for everything–cooking, body care… http://www.adventuresindressmaking.com/2013/06/why-i-use-coconut-oil-for-everything.html

  2. Tracy Rempel says:

    That’s why we love coconut oil! I too noticed that my digestion improved when I switched from cooking with olive oil to coconut oil.

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