Coconut oil has been popular here in Bermuda as a skin moisturizer for generations but has been avoided in cookery because of its reputation as unhealthy and contributing to heart disease.
That myth has been busted, as recent findings indicate that coconut oil is actually heart-healthy and can enhance our immune systems, increase metabolism, energy, and endurance and improve digestion.
You can even use the luscious, soothing oil on your skin and hair. Use coconut oil as a natural skin moisturizer, eye make-up remover, or deep conditioning hair treatment. Combine coconut oil with coconut sugar and essential oil for an exfoliating, refreshing body scrub.
It’s ideal as a medium-heat cooking oil, and a nutritious substitute in baking. The Nutiva Kitchen is filled with delicious recipes and tips for incorporating coconut oil into your diet.
Nutiva Coconut Oil is a superfood in its own right and this month we’re featuring Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna and Virgin and Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.