Is Coconut Oil Good For You?

Is Coconut Oil Good For You?

Coconut oil is extracted from the meat of a coconut. I have heard that it is a very stable oil and therefor can handle high temperatures.  The stability also allows the oil to last a couple of years.

You have probably heard that coconut oil is high in saturated fat. It is! But half of the fat is boric acid which has some great properties.  (Versus hydrogenated vegetable oil that has trans fat.)

Here are some of the benefits

Where to Buy Coconut Oil for Cooking

I did quite a bit of research and it is hard to know where to buy certain products. For awhile I was at a loss to know what to recommend. I decided to check with a friend who is a great resource and she recommend Mountain Rose.

Healthy Diet Plan Coconut Oil Unrefined

Coconut Oil Unrefined

We are slowly converting over to using primarily coconut oil for all our cooking.

There are a few things that will require olive oil to get the flavor I want but I am heading toward a 90% conversion to coconut oil.

The source of coconut oil I recommend is organic and virgin unrefined.

It also is obtained by cold press extraction.
This is a truly spectacular oil with a deep and mildly intoxicating scent of pure Coconut pulp and it is one of the most revered oils for nutritional purposes. It has nearly the same benefits as our refined coconut oil, but it is more suitable for food use because of its cold pressed method of production, limited filtering, nutritional value, and its higher fatty acid content. 100% certified organic through OTCO.

PS I had a spill on my bicycle and used coconut oil on the scrapes and bruises.  It was very soothing and they appeared to heal quicker.

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2 Responses to Is Coconut Oil Good For You?

  1. Patty says:

    Wow, I’ve never tried coconut oil on my bicycle. Kind of expensive. Hee hee.
    Seriously, I use coconut oil daily. I even rub a small amount in my palms and
    apply it to my hair as it’s drying as a leave-conditioner, and it adds sheen. It
    works great for me to moisturize my dry hair and control frizzies.

    Another way I love it is to spread it on my toasted bread or english muffins (gluten free of course) then sprinkle with coarse salt. It is my substitute for one of those fat, hot pretzels which I came to love in my “eat anything” youthful years.

  2. Going Green says:

    Hey there! We were on the bike path that runs past your old place. It was the first time I have ventured outside on the bike in 5 years. I was looking forward to the exercise and riding with Doug. (He had already done his 30 mile loop so he could take a nice leisurely ride with me.) My tire blew and I couldn’t get shoe undone quick enough and just went over. I was a little scraped up. :o)

    To make matter worse,, after the shock wore off, I decided to walk towards the direction of the car, why sit there. You can’t walk in these bike shoes with the cleats so I took them off and walked bare foot on the hot asphalt. I had blisters on the bottom of my feet. :o)

    The coconut oil was great!

    We have liked cooking with it as well… thanks,, your gift to Cathy was greatly appreciated by me! (Mine should be here in a couple of days.)

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