The Health Word for Today Is Coconut Oil

@poehere (17680)
French Polynesia
October 17, 2015 11:59am CST
Here are a few facts you might or might not know about coconut oil. Did you know if you wipe the outside of each egg shell with a little bit of coconut oil to seal the pores of the shell. Coconut oil can prolong te life of your eggs stored in your refrigerator. Each egg wiped with the oil can stay up to 12 weeks without going bad. So if you need some eggs but don’t use a lot try this trick to preserve your eggs. Save a few dollars and stop buying non-stick cooking sprays for your kitchen. Instead of spraying all your baking pans with non-stick sprays, just milt a little coconut oil in the pan before you cook. Furthermore, when it is time to clean the pan it’s a breeze. For a better health and flavor stop buying oil, butter and margarine's. Instead replace all your oils, butter or margarine with coconut oil. In the morning spread a little coconut oil on your whole grain toast to give it a wonderful flavor. Furthermore, you can use coconut oil on your popcorn instead of butter. Plus, if you enjoy Chocolate Fondue, make your Fondue recipe with coconut oil instead. How do you use coconut oil in your home? I’d love to hear how you cook, clean, or replace other items in your kitchen with coconut oil. Do you have any to share? Image: My image
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@pcunix (212)
• Middleboro, Massachusetts
17 Oct 15
I did not know that about the eggs, thanks. I eat a teaspoon of coconut oil every day and do use it in my baking.
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
17 Oct 15
pixabay.com
Try using a teaspoon of coconut oil in your morning coffee or tea to replace milk or sugar in your coffee or tea. Coconut oil has a great flavor and it's sweet and can add to your morning coffee or tea.
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@pcunix (212)
• Middleboro, Massachusetts
17 Oct 15
@poehere I take my coffee and tea black, but my wife might like that.
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@dodoazo (21035)
• Philippines
19 Oct 15
@poehere This is great. Never in my life that I have used coconut oil in my morning drink for I never drink tea or coffee. But to my oatmeal breakfast I am going to use coconut oil for the flavor.
@celticeagle (119388)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Oct 15
I am a big butter fan and will have to see if this can replace it for me. Thanks for the tip.
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
17 Oct 15
Your welcome. I know a lot of people who re big butter fans that are now using coconut oil instead of butter. Might like it who knows.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
17 Oct 15
I actually use it as a daily moisturiser mixed with fresh Lemon it is amazing also for the rest of the Body it is lovely I also put a bit under the eyes but not to much as the lashes will catch it and then your eyes will go blury lol I use half a Lemon squeezed then add the Coconut Oil and keep adding so have more Coconut oil then Lemon you then mix it all till it is creamy and well mixed .....I love it and it is cheaper then the Moisturisers I used to buy
@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
18 Oct 15
That is an excellent use of coconut oil. We do the same here. Many people use coconut oil in their hair to keep it soft and shinny and not dried out.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
18 Oct 15
@poehere Yes I have heard of that too but worried in case it looks greasy so I have never tried it
@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
18 Oct 15
pixabay.com - great in tea and coffee
@gabs8513 No it doesn't because you don't use that much at all. I take a rag and use sprinkle a little on it and then rub it all through the rag. After I dust with it.
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@softbabe44 (5899)
• Vancouver, Washington
17 Oct 15
coconut is really something to want to use i hear it helps with weight loss also just haven't tried it before
@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
17 Oct 15
pixabay.com - great for preserving eggs
It is excellent for all sort of things and yes weight loss is one of them. Might want to give it a try sometime. It is delicious and tastes so good.
• Vancouver, Washington
17 Oct 15
@poehere i sure will try that
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@dodoazo (21035)
• Philippines
19 Oct 15
It is nice to hear from that you've been using this before. What has made you stop using it? I am just curious.
@KristenH (24764)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
17 Oct 15
I haven't used coconut oil yet. But my brother does. I'll check it out this year.
@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
18 Oct 15
It's excellent and a lot of time we make our own here at home.
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@KristenH (24764)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
18 Oct 15
@poehere Cool, Ann! I would give it a try real soon.
@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
18 Oct 15
@KristenH Please do. I love to use coconut oil for a lot of things. You know what else I do with it beside cooking. I use it to clean my wood around my home. I take an old rag and put a little on it and wipe down all my wood. This keeps the wood from drying out and shines better than commercial furniture cleaners.
@pgntwo (22005)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
17 Oct 15
I have not tried using coconut oil as a butter replacement, but I prefer peanut butter made with all-peanuts, some brands add palm oil for some reason.
@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
17 Oct 15
Coconut oil is good for you. It's so much better than milk, oil, butter and other things. You might want to try it and see how you like it.
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@pgntwo (22005)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
17 Oct 15
@poehere I am a firm believer of everything, in moderation. And the closer to Nature, the better.
@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
17 Oct 15
@pgntwo Do you know that coconut oil is made from the meat of the coconut. When you make the oil you take the meat out of the coconut and let it sit in the sun and then press it. All coconut oil is 100% natural and as close o nature as you can get.
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@dodoazo (21035)
• Philippines
18 Oct 15
I know my wife is not using coconut oil in her cooking. What she used to buy from the mall or from the market is canola oil which never grease or turns into lard. Coconuts are so very plenty in our place and they are abundantly sold in our local market here. We could make or extract a coconut oil from the coconut. However, it will take a lot of time, efforts and fuels to consume. Well, if there is one sold in the mall, we just buy then.
@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
18 Oct 15
I agree with you. Normally I buy mine but we have made coconut oil for other uses around here. It does take time. We put it in a bamboo bowl and cover it with a cloth and leave it in the sun for days and days on end. This extracts the oil from the meat. Takes a lot of time to do this one.
@dodoazo (21035)
• Philippines
19 Oct 15
@poehere I have not known it on the way you extract oil from the coconut fruit. You know what we did. We cut the coconut fruit into half. Put its water to the glass and serve it for our drinking water. Half of the coconut, we grate the meat until it is all gone. Put it in the frying pan until it turns or the meat turns into oil. Screen the oil to separate the fried meat from oil. Put the oil into a clean container. That is how we make oil from the coconut fruit.