I’ve been hooked on coconut oil for quite some time, but I’m always finding new ways in which to use this amazing “superfood“. I’ve written about the wonders of oil pulling with coconut oil (see this link- http://www.amfit.guru/oil-pulling-101/) and how easy it is to cook with…but most recently, including it in my morning coffee and in my dog Bella’s food, have brought on additional benefits.
My sweet dingo/lab rescue dog named Bella, (pictured here) is a spry 11 1/2 years old. She has acquired some allergies on her paws. The vet recommended cortisone shots and benedryl which left her tired and with some loss of appetite. A friend mentioned adding coconut oil to her food to alleviate the constant licking of her paws and paw redness. After just a few weeks of adding a few tablespoons to her food (morning and evening) …vast improvements. She isn’t licking so much, enjoys the taste of the food and the inflammation/redness has gone down.
Most of you have heard of bulletproof coffee– well the version I’m hooked on is made with coconut oil.
I mix my coffee with a tablespoon of coconut oil, almond milk, cinnamon, stevia (and sometimes turmeric) together and blend in my Nutribullet and the results…YUM…it tastes great and leaves me feeling fueled/energized for my morning workout session. The medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut oil can increase energy expenditure compared to the same amount of calories from longer chain fats. This energy expenditure leads to… you guessed it, a fat burner! Yes, you can eat healthy fats and lose fat. More on this topic in a blog follow up coming soon!
You can see why I’m coco for coconuts- my skin, hair, teeth, waistline and Bella, of course are all grateful for its benefits. As always, reach out to me with any questions or comments as I love hearing from you!!
Fuel Yourself Healthy xx, a-m