Coconut oil could change your daily life

Sometimes the littlest things can make the biggest changes. This holds especially true when it comes to diet and lifestyle. I recently made one of these little changes in my life, too. Introducing one of nature’s best-kept secrets: coconut oil.

Yup, all the hype is true. Coconut oil has all kinds of hidden attributes that make it a worthy replacement to more than one household item and a worthy addition to plenty of different meals. Organic, unrefined coconut oil has antifungal and antibacterial capabilities. It is a substance packed full of healthy fats, too, which help lower bad cholesterol. Here’s some of the easy ways I have used coconut oil to change my day-to-day routine. Give coconut oil a shot yourself and you would be amazed at the impact it has.

 

Boost nutrients in smoothies – Who doesn’t like smoothies? It’s quick, easy and pretty good for you. So why not make them healthier? Adding just a tablespoon or so of coconut oil to any smoothie and not only will you be adding lots of cholesterol fighting compounds to your go-to drink, you will also be improving the texture and mouth feel of the smoothie itself at the same time!

Natural throat lozenge – If you dislike the taste of cough drops as much as I do, then definitely start keeping a jar of coconut oil in your medicine cabinet. Coconut oil has lots of bacteria and virus fighting qualities, plus it is smooth and oily. Just swallowing a teaspoon of coconut oil once every four hours or so soothes sore throats just as well as Halls.

Replacement for butter, olive oil or cooking spray – Cutting butter and bad fats out our diets has been all the rave lately. But it is easier said than done. Lucky for us, coconut oil provides all the same frying qualities as your favorite cooking oil.

Skin moisturizer – Coconut oil has tons of moisturizing attributes that can keep your skin hydrated minus the grease all day long. Plus, with the added healing qualities of coconut oil, dry skin will shortly be a thing of your past.

Makeup remover – If you’re anything like me then you know how it feels to have constantly dry skin on your eyelids. With allergies on top of that, my eyes also always seem to be itching. The last thing I want to put on my eyes at that point is more chemicals, so coconut oil saves the day. The oil loosens up any eye makeup that I am wearing and also moisturizes the delicate skin all around my eyes. Coconut oil is also cheaper and lasts longer than most high quality makeup removers, which makes this even more of a hack.

Face wash – You may be thinking that putting more oil on your face is just absurd. But get this. Coconut oil has antibacterial properties which helps clear your skin. Since it is also oil, it keeps your skin hydrated at the same time, but it is light enough to soak into your skin and not leave an oily residue. Give your old, chemical-heavy cleanser a rest and try a dab of coconut oil to clean your skin for a week and check out the results.

 

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