There are lots of Coconut Oils on the market. This one has by far the prettiest packaging. I was sent a sample of Sister & Co’s Coconut Oil. It’s 100% organic, unrefined, cold-pressed and raw.
What can you do with Coconut Oil?
Sarah Wilson in her book ‘I Quit Sugar for Life’ recommends eating a spoonful of Coconut Oil after meals to curb sugar cravings. She also suggests mixing a spoonful with half a teaspoon of cacao powder as a chocolate treat. Coconut Oil doesn’t produce an insulin spike in the bloodstream, and yet provides immediate energy to the body. She says ‘Coconut Oil can help you lose weight, as the MCFAs are sent directly to your liver and are immediately converted to energy rather than being stored as fat. This promotes thermogenesis – the ‘burning up’ of your food – which increases your metabolism and leads to weight loss.’ Sounds good to me, that’s why I’m eating it.
The sisters that are Hemsley and Hemsley roast vegetables with Coconut Oil. They suggest roasting Brussels Sprouts in Coconut Oil, and seasoning with plenty of seasalt – allegedly even if you hate them you won’t after trying this method. Coconut Oil is ‘heat stable’ and fantastic for cooking with.
This morning I added a spoonful to my Vitamix:
Sprinkling Bee Pollen
Spoonful Coconut Oil
The Body and Hair
Use as a moisturiser – for face and body. Currently I have it in my hair – I will sleep in it as an overnight treatment and wash it out in the morning. It leaves the skin feeling smooth and exceptionally nourished. I particularly like using it on my legs and across my chest. It gives the skin a fantastic healthy finish. Natural coconut oil contains the three fatty acids Capric, Caprylic, and Lauric Acid. These three fatty acids have disinfectant and antimicrobial properties. When applied to skin, coconut oil protects from microbial infections – infections that can get into the body via the pores or open wounds. It’s also an excellent medium for massage.
Apparently Coconut Oil can block 20% of the sun’s UV rays. Sadly not something I’m going to risk trying, but if you are someone who isn’t a sunscreen fan and doesn’t burn too easily, give this natural option a try!
Although Coconut Oil is very high in saturated fat, and feared by many a decade ago, opinions have changed. As opposed to the saturated fat in butter, Coconut Oil contains ‘Medium Chain Triglycerides’ – which are fatty acids of a medium length, rather than the more commonly found long length. These fats are metabolised differently, and as Sarah Wilson’s quote above explains, they go straight to the liver, providing energy and are turned into ketone bodies – which can have positive and therapeutic effects on brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s and epilepsy. Because of it’s antibacterial properties it is fantastic for oral health – I will be doing a blog on ‘Oil Pulling’ in a few days time.
*Coconut Oil has a melting point of 76 degrees F. The only time I’ve ever opened mine to find it as a liquid was in California. Because of tub packaging I find it easier to use in solid form.*
Buy Coconut Oil
Sister & Co Coconut Oil is priced at
Other brands are at amazon.co.uk