Coconut oil! Coconut OIl! COCONUT OIL!!!!!!!!
This week we are all about coconut oil if you couldn’t tell. Why? Because it is so good for your body both internally and externally. It can come in several different ways such as virgin, extra-virgin, and RBD coconut oil, however, in the coconut oil work there is no difference between the virgin and extra-virgin title. The RBD does stand for Refined, Bleached, and Deodorized but do not be alarmed by the BLEACHED term! It is a common process in most coconut oils and means it is just pressed through a natural clay to get all impurities out of the oil. It is steamed to rid the odor of the coconut oil. This is all the refined means and is still just as healthy for you as the virgin and extra-virgin.
Now pick the type of coconut oil you would like to use. All of them come in a solid state form because the melting point of this oils is 78 degrees Fahrenheit and will turn to a liquid. DO NOT be alarmed by this either it is still good and has a long shelf life. If you do not like the smell or taste of coconut oil RBD is the best for you. Coconut oil will only enhance the natural flavor of your food that you cook because it has little to no taste.
Internally coconut oil is great because it aids in digestion, improves bone health, prevents diseases affecting the kidneys and liver, and improves the immune system. This oil is also rich in Lauric acid to help maintain healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels. This oil is not recommended for people with high cholesterol because it does not lower it only maintains.
How about hair health? Coconut oil prevents protein loss in damaged and undamaged hair, conditions and protects from lice, It also helps rid of dandruff and is great for styling hair. Coconut oil can also help prevent baldness because of the prevention of protein loss benefits and nourishes dry hair and minimizes split ends. If you have a problems with boils it can also provide some relief of problems with those.
An egg and coconut oil mask is perfect if you have an hour empty about once a week before you shower. Simply take 1 cup of coconut oil and melt it in the microwave, then add an egg (make sure the oil is not too hot or else it will cook the egg) and lather the mixture into your hair and let set for an hour. then rinse out of you hair. I personally only conditioned my hair instead of washing it but you can wash it if you wish. towel dry and style as usual. It makes my hair shiner and softer!
You want to prevent wrinkles in you later age? Well Coconut oil has posed to be a great preventative for those along with a more youthful look. it is a great skin softener, makeup remover, relieves chapped lips, and moisturizes skin. If you have rough feet putting some coconut oil on them can help to sooth the skin. It not only repairs skin but coconut oil can also help give a natural glow to skin to make it more youthful.
How about a cornbread recipe that has coconut oil in it! This original recipe is a favorite in our house and is always gone in a no time!
Mattie’s Sweet Cornbread:
1 cup Flour
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Cornmeal
1 Tbls. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Real Salt
1-1/8 cup Sweet Cream Buttermilk Solids
2 eggs beaten
1/3 cup coconut oil
3 Tbls. butter melted
Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit, i usually put my coconut oil and butter in the oven while it is preheating to melt both.
Combine flour, sugar, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
Combine buttermilk solids, eggs, coconut oil, and butter into a large bowl and mix well.
Add Dry flour mixture to liquid mixture and stir until well blended.
Pour into a well greased 8 inch square dish and baked for 38 minutes. (or until toothpick comes out clean.
Sprinkle sugar on top immediately after taking it out of the oven and let cool.
All Bold ingredients with carry in our store!
We hope you enjoy that cornbread and share with us any recipes that you love to use coconut oil with! We always love to hear about recipes and learning new things!