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Benefits of Coconut Oil

Hi guys, Michelle Phelan here, Nutritionist at Blossom Bariatrics and today I’m going to share with you some amazing tips and some awesome finds at the grocery store.

I really want to share some amazing tips that coconut oil good for. As I tell my patients all the time, coconut oil is so awesome, that you can eat it, you can cook with it, and you can wear it. And by wear it, I mean you could use it just like lotion on your skin. It absorbs very quickly. It’s not greasy like you think it would be and it has a really pleasant coconut smell.

Coconut oil will really help your skin stay very supple and soft during the fast weight loss, so that we see a reduction in what we call shrinkles, the wrinkles that happen when you lose body fat really quickly and there’s that excess skin. So anyway.

Coconut oil is a highly stable fat to cook with or stir-fry with or grill with. So it’s wonderful to cook with and it’s very stable at high heat, and it’s a wonderful flavored carrier, in fact it’s a little lighter in flavor and texture than olive oil. So you may want to try that if you find olive oil is a little heavy for some recipes.

Something else coconut oil is wonderful for is it helps our bodies fight off infections, whether they’re bacterial or viral, or fungus, like candida yeast. So this is another great way that coconut oil does an amazing job at promoting our health.

So I hope this helps. Go out and grab some extra virgin organic coconut oil today. It will be solid in cool temperatures or at room temperature, but it melts very quickly when it gets warm.

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As always, have a healthy day.


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