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Coo Coo for Coconuts

coconut oilEveryone is coo coo for COCONUTS these days for their many health benefits and as the not-so-secret beauty staple that keeps giving and giving. The two most popular uses are coconut water and coconut oil, and I use both.

COCONUT water is great for pre- and post-workouts because its filled with electrolytes that support hydration. In fact, my nephews who play football were having issues with cramping during games, so I bought them cases of coconut water and they drank nothing but coconut water on game days with great results.

When selecting COCONUT oil organic, unrefined, extra-virgin is best for its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties and health benefits like:

  • Boosting the immune system against viruses
  • Balancing blood sugar
  • Increasing metabolism

So, add a tablespoon of coconut oil to your coffee, smoothies and substitute it for vegetable oils when cooking. Try Nutiva coconut oil.

For beauty benefits, I use coconut oil:

  • As an all-purpose moisturizer for dry skin
  • As an eye make-up remover
  • As a deep conditioner or hot oil treatment for my hair
  • As a cuticle oil
  • Mixed with sea salt to create a scrub for soft-feet pedicures

Or try these beauty favorites whose primary ingredient is coconut oil:

Editor’s Note: Zavvi Rodaine has no financial interest in the sale of any products featured, links provided only as a courtesy to ZR readers

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