Hi, I previous asked about ghee and coconut oil. I wanted to incorporate more coconut oil in my diet. Besides using it as cooking oil how else do you incorporate it in your diet?
I There's really only a few ways to use ANY oil...Some people put it in their coffee, but I don't need caffeine anymore so I just take a tablespoon of it in the morning by itself. I also take some before I'm going out for a night of drinking to lessen some of the oncoming liver damage.
You can use it for non-diet purposes as:
-Guitar string/squeaky door hinge lubricant
-Face and body moisturizer
-Hair conditioner. Gets rid of dandruff and certain fungal infections. Natural alternative to ketoconazole.
-Use it on your pets to keep critters away
Lots of ways.
As a cooking oil (or for mixing in with cocoa powder, or in mayo)
I mix it in with concentrated coconut cream to keep it fresh longer (the directions on the box say to mix it with water to make milk, but if you do, it goes bad in 2-3 days in the fridge.) I then use this in coffee.
Mixed in with baking soda, it can be used as both a deodorant (use only a tiny bit), or as a tooth paste.
Not 100% sure, but it seems to act as a very mild sunscreen without the chemicals and carcinogenic free radicals that the commercial stuff has
mosquitoes repellent when used on skin (not 100% sure, but so far it has worked)
instead of using salt water with a neti pot, I recently used coconut oil to get rid of a sinus infection.
as a source of ketones when doing IFs.
an anti-bacterial/viral/fungal when sick.
thermometer. :) If it's solid, it's under ~76F.
I eat a spoonful in the morning or before I go to workout. I add it to my coffee, but I find that it just sits on top and makes every sip taste kind of greasy and I get oil all over my lips instead of in my mouth. Drinking it out of a travel mug with a lid fixes that issue.
The easiest way I think to add it to your diet is to just eat it by the spoonful. If you don't like the taste or texture just chase it with the drink of your choice.
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