Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Coconut Oil

I have been reading a lot about the benefits of coconut oil and have been keen to try coconut water as a clean alternative to other drinks on the go as it has been raved about by a lot of people recently.  

During a trip to London to watch the Olympics I found cans of it on sale in a Caribbean food outlet at Westfield shopping centre. I excitedly bought some (and I mean silly excited) to have with my dinner but have to admit I was not keen!!! The taste itself was not for me, it tasted like stale water and I quickly had to drink something else to take away the taste! I was so disappointed!

That said, I have friends who absolutely love it so I guess that it is just trial and error with regards to taste.  I may buy some to add to a smoothie for the health benefits however, I think it may be just as beneficial for this purpose to use a spoon of coconut oil.

Which brings me on to my main topic today....

I have previously used coconut oil for cooking as it is the healthiest oil available, but after some research and reviews I have seen about its health benefits I am keen on exploring how it could affect my body both physically and emotionally.  I have a few issues health wise that result from misdiagnosis of Coeliac disease (see previous post here)and a long battle with an eating disorder.  I am now convinced that coconut oil will be beneficial in aiding my body in it's recovery and intend on not only using it as a cooking oil, but also as a health supplement.

Here are the benefits of adding coconut oil to your diet...

hair care * skin care * stress relief * digestion * maintaining cholesterol * levels * weight loss * increased immunity * proper digestion and metabolism * relief from kidney problems * heart diseases * high blood pressure * diabetes * HIV * cancer * dental care * bone strength. 

For a detailed breakdown of health benefits click here.

I have ordered my coconut oil from Coconoil as they are one of the cheapest suppliers of certified virgin organic coconut oil that I have found and postage is free.  They also supply various sizes, including a handy 250g jar that I will be taking on holiday with me shortly. 

I will be taking a spoonful of coconut oil every morning with breakfast and along with my other supplements.  I am hoping to see positive changes very soon and will be posting my findings here!