22 AMAZING reasons we’re crazy about coconut oil

Celebrities swear by it and it’s becoming an increasingly popular pantry staple, so why is everyone raving about coconut oil?
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Celebrities like Miranda Kerr are huge advocators for it and it’s becoming an increasingly popular pantry staple, so why is everyone raving about coconut oil?!

22 AMAZING reasons we’re crazy about coconut oil

Coconut oil is extracted from the flesh of coconuts and has a slightly nutty flavour. Not only is this superfood high in natural saturated fats, but it also helps convert bad cholesterol into good cholesterol and lowers the risk of heart disease, says Choice.

And if all that wasn’t good enough, it also eases digestion, boosts metabolism and controls sugar cravings! 

What’s more, 2-3 teaspoons of coconut oil a day can also help fight infections, destroy bacteria in the throat and also help prevent dental cavities and food poisoning.

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22 Awesome Benefits Of Coconut Oil

  1. Curbs Cravings
  2. Eases Digestion
  3. Boosts Metabolism
  4. Helps Fight Infections
  5. Helps Prevent Dental Cavities
  6. Moisturises Your Skin
  7. Reduces Inflammation
  8. Is An Antioxidant
  9. Balances Out Hormones
  10. Helps Beat Stress
  11. Has Anti-Ageing Benefits
  12. Helps Regulate The Thyroid
  13. Helps Build Muscles
  14. Lowers The Risk Of Heart Disease
  15. Banishes Dandruff
  16. Treat Nappy Rash
  17. It Can Be Used To Heal Athlete’s Foot
  18. It Soothes Chapped Lips
  19. It Can Be Used To Remove Chewing Gum From Hair
  20. It’s A Natural Insect Repellent
  21. It Can Help Treat Sore Nipples
  22. You Can Use It As A Body Scrub
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So, there you have it! So many wonderful benefits of introducing coconut oil into your diet. 

Speak with your GP, if you are worried whether or not you have any intolerances or allergy concerns before you start using it.

Recipes to try with coconut oil

If you’re keen to try a little bit of coconut oil in your cooking, here are some of our delicious recipes you should try:

Coconut Minty Bliss Balls

Coconut Minty Bliss Balls

See the full recipe here.

Coconut And Caramel Tarts

Healthy Coconut Caramel Chocolate Tarts

See the full recipe here.

Lamb And Coconut Curry

Lamb and Coconut Curry

See the full recipe here.

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