I’ve been a huge fan of coconut oil for over 10 years now. It’s a real staple in the BePure way of eating, we go through bucket loads of the stuff.
You may have seen my comments in the media recently defending coconut oil after it was slammed by Consumer NZ and the Heart Foundation. You can read the stuff article here, and let me know what you think in the comments section at the bottom of the article,
I would love to know your thoughts?
In today’s post I’m going to share why I’m crazy for coconut oil, one of my favourite uses for it, the best kind to use, and one of my favourite recipes that uses plenty of coconut oil.
1) It’s a really clean saturated fat without toxins, as it’s usually from an organic source. Unlike other saturated fats where the toxins in the animal can potentially accumulate in the fat.
2) It’s a very stable fat so it’s brilliant to use in high heat cooking, chemically its stays together very nicely.
3) Being a medium chain triglyceride it’s very easy on the digestive system, which makes it very easy for your body to digest and utilize.
Oil Pulling: Which is where you put a teaspoon of coconut oil in your mouth, swirl it around for 10-20 minutes and then you spit it out
(into a bin).
Oil pulling really helps to knock down the unfriendly bacteria that are associated with tooth decay, it also helps drain the lymphatic system and lymphatic saliva ducts into the mouth, which starts draining the lymphatic system for the jaw.
It’s really important to drain the lymphatic system for the jaw because a lot of people have root canals or minor infections in their mouth, which can have a systemic load on the whole body. So the more we can help the lymphatic system drain out through the jaw and out through these glands the better. It can also really help people with bad breath as well.
The best coconut oil is cold pressed virgin organic. There are lots of these available on the market.
I’m not a fan of the deoderised versions where they’ve been heated at a low heat to take the coconut flavour away.
Here’s one of our favourite recipes from my new 10 Day Clean Eating Programme.
Not only is it a delicious and nutritious twist on the old burger and chips, it uses lots of coconut oil, give it a try and us know what
you think. : )
If you have a go, let us know! We love seeing your BePure recipes. Tag us in your pictures @bepurebenwarren for your chance to be featured on our Instagram account.
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