I’m going a little cuckoo for all things coconut oil
. It’s been a kitchen staple for a few years – and not just because it tastes good; it has outstanding health benefits, too!
Coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids, including lauric acid, which are metabolized differently. They can increase your energy expenditure, reduce your appetite and have been shown to fight bad bacteria. Coconut oil is also high in saturated fat, which raises the good cholesterol (HDL) and keeps your heart healthy. When shopping, look for pure virgin coconut oil.
Aside from the array of health benefits, coconut oil works wonders around the house. Here are a few unexpected uses for this affordable and versatile oil.