Each Sunday I will be posting a new Hey Gorgeous tip that is simple and fun. I am a believer that what we put out we attract and I am looking for some simple and some fun. I want my tribe to feel sexy and gorgeous and inspired. I want you to pay-it-forward when you feel inspired by a tid-bit and create the ripple that the joy of loving yourself up, healthy style brings. Yes, that means we might have to share this with the guys (*wink* at the guys who are here already)!
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Multi-purpose kind of rocks doesn't it? I'm not breaking news on this one: Coconut oil is no longer an enemy. Rub it on your body (it can help keep away those age spots), scramble your eggs in it and please use it to pop popcorn. Move over groundhog, I know when Spring is on its way because my coconut oil starts to liquefy!
The smell of coconut oil always makes me think of popcorn. Before it was deemed the bad guy and we opened the door for the real scary fats to enter, coconut oil was a popcorn favorite. Here is the real secret, once you pop your corn in a little coconut oil, it really doesn't need butter, it has such a rich taste on its own. We have been popping our corn in coconut oil for a few years (it has a high smoking point - perfect) and when we bring it into the kids' classrooms, I get some pretty high praise from those kiddos.
It's saturated, I know, breathe. I grew up in the Snackwell's era too. We can put the brainwashing behind us, let's do it together. Coconut oil stimulates the thyroid which increases the metabolism, assists with fatigue as well as lowering blood cholesterol levels. Topically it works wonders for chapped lips, burns and even psoriasis. Sign me up!
Wait, it's going to make me fat....I can't possibly ingest *gasp* this fat, fat, fatty oil.
OK gorgeous, breathe.
I could tell you this: saturated fats from non animal sources, like coconut oil, are different from animal sources mainly due to their being made up of medium chain triglycerides -especially lauric acid, but that's boring. Grab some organic virgin coconut oil and start playing around with it. Put away the data and try to trust your body. I believe in you gorgeous friends.