Add Coconut Oil to Your Coffee or Tea

Why to add coconut oil to your day?

I recently returned from Rancho la Puerta, a beautiful retreat center in Tecate, Mexico. The food is delicious, however, I thought that a few of the patrons and I needed more healthy fat in our diets. We started to add coconut oil in our tea in the morning for added fat for fuel.

In my practice, I have seen coconut oil support everything from eczema to fat loss to thyroid support. Some cultures call the coconut a “functional food” due to the healing capabilities. The saturated fat in coconut is considered a medium-chain fatty acids, which is the fat that is found in breast milk for brain and nervous system development.

The benefits & uses of coconut oil include:

1. Anti-bacterial & anti-fungal: Take a teaspoon in the morning for an immune system booster
2. Enhances cognitive thinking: Take a teaspoon on a day if you have foggy brain or need more mental energy
3. Improves athletic performance: The fatty acids in coconut oil are an energy source for exercise.
4. Supports body fat loss: Yes! Healthy fat can assist your body in releasing adipose fat.
5. Protects & hydrates skin(your largest organ): Add it to your moisturizer and sunscreen
6. Best oil at high heat: Replace your olive oil with coconut oil, due to the fact that it has a higher heat point for cooking.

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Heather Fleming March 21, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Hi Chris, I recommend to begin any new food or supplement slowly. Also, review www.coconutoil.com. I have a nutrition consulting practice. www.ConsciousNutrition.com It is a program and philosophy I have created to ease others into intuitive eating and a healthy mind and body. Thank you for reading! Heather Fleming
Joy Prowse March 23, 2012 at 10:39 PM
I have been adding coconut flakes to my oatmeal daily and it tastes amazing and it also has all the health benefits of oil. Joy Prowse
Catrina November 18, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Can you apply virgin coconut oil directly on your face? Does virgin coconut minimize wrinkles?
Hamma November 19, 2012 at 02:21 PM
is true that coconut oil is harmfull to hearth because of colestrol?
Hamma November 19, 2012 at 02:29 PM
i am new to coconut.


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