Offering a sweet and tropical smell to foods and beauty products, coconut oil provides a host of health benefits to those who favour it.

Popular in India, Thailand, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, users of coconut oil benefit from improved cholesterol levels, weight loss and good digestion. It also provides protection from developing heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.

Eat Me

Coconut oil can be added to coffee and other hot drinks, used as a substitute for olive oil when cooking sweet and savoury foods, and is a brilliant addition to energy bars. It’s also a tasty topping for a tropical fruit salad.

Drink Me

Try the recipe below for a naturally sweet shake that’s perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up or a post-workout fix of carbs.

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Its antioxidant, anti-fungal and antibacterial qualities mean that coconut oil has medicinal properties, and because it’s soothing, it’s great for stress related ailments. Coconut oil has been used for centuries as a part of a process called oil pulling. This ancient remedy requires the user to swish coconut oil in the mouth for a short time (preferably in the morning) in order to detox the mouth, preventing fillings, plaque and gingivitis. Coconut oil can also be used as a skin moisturiser, a lip balm, a hair mask and even on the cuticles.

Coconut Oil Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Calories

294 kcals

Sugars

19g

Total Carbs

38g

Blend the following ingredients; chill and enjoy! 

1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)

1 cup strawberries

1 ripe banana

1 tablespoon coconut oil

   Add a scoop of your favourite        supplement powder to boost it.

 

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