As the autumnal season continues to progress, it brings with it a multitude of changes like the various shades of red and yellow most leaves seem to be turning this time of year.
With the season so vibrantly changing all around us, I am reminded that while many of the changes taking place this time of year are imminent, we must not forget to stop and consider the changes that require a bit of a spark. You know, the ones that many of us tend to put on the back burner until life gets less hectic. More specifically, the changes that need to take place in the lives of most people and are concerning the quality of their nutritional lifestyle.
Take a moment and think about your nutritional lifestyle…would you consider your “lifestyle” to be a healthy one? Or, do you need to make some much-needed changes in your life before you’re even close to that neighborhood? If you do, that’s okay! I have an excellent way for you to kick-start your new “healthy” nutritional lifestyle and all you need to do is add a new product to your diet/cooking routine! What is this product, you may be asking? Well, drumroll, please…it’s Coconut Oil! Not only is it extremely healthy for the human body, but it’s fantastic for those with brain disorders (like epilepsy), as well! Read more about the health benefits of Coconut Oil here!
Coconut Oil is a saturated fat, something that has been marketed as “unhealthy,” but it is actually a major brain food! Yep, saturated fats are actually really great for your body! Click here to read more about the benefits of saturated fats and why everyone desiring healthy brain function should incorporate them into their diet. In addition to the saturated fats, the human brain also operates on protein (Want to learn more about protein? Click here to read my article, “Protein: It’s Kind of Important“).
And guess what coconuts happen to be full of…Yep, protein! It is this very component of coconuts that also makes the oil ideal for weight loss. With the holiday season fast approaching, now is the time to make the switch to Coconut Oil. If you’re cooking your holiday meal in Coconut Oil, you’ll be able to eat all the delicious food you’ve spent hours making without any of the regret or weight gain that it is typical for this time of year. Unlike normal holiday meals, you’ll be cooking your foods in oil that is both free of trans-fats and incredibly healthy for your body!
Many people fail to realize the important connection between nutrition and total body health. Albeit, more and more people are realizing the connection between vegetable oils like Canola and various cancers affecting adults, which is yet another reason why YOU should be cooking with Coconut Oil!
***Side Note: Please remember everything in moderation! Just because you’re using Coconut Oil does not mean you’re now allowed to eat an entire plate of stuffing all by yourself! It is simply a healthy alternative to existing cooking oils and should, therefore, still be considered come serving time.
So, hopefully, by now, I have convinced you of your need for Coconut Oil in your life! If you still need some convincing then let me just present you with a delightful fact….did you know that Coconut Oil can even make fried foods healthy? Who knew coconuts were such a total super fruit??? I first discovered this quality thanks to my Catamenial Epilepsy. As an epileptic, the current state of my brain health has become a prominent focus for me. Coconut Oil can have therapeutic effects on brain disorders (such as epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, depression, etc.) and reducing seizures is included in that long list of beneficial effects.
I can use all the help I can get when it comes to my brain health, so I now drink a tablespoon of melted Coconut Oil in the morning with breakfast. Drinking oil might sound completely disgusting, but believe me when I say it’s totally worth it! Coconut Oil is such an amazing supporter of brain health; you’ll be giving your brain a boost and promoting healthy long-term brain function simultaneously!
***Side Note: I recommend taking the oil with a glass of orange juice; it makes swallowing without gagging much easier!
The simplest adjustment in your daily regime truly can make a world of difference for your health! After discovering my allergy to Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) in 2010, I immediately stopped using cooking oils like Canola, Palm, Safflower and Sunflower…oils that are also commonly known to contain hidden forms of MSG. It was this allergy that prompted me to make the switch to Coconut Oil, but it is the endless list of health benefits offered by this product that have now made it a key component of my nutritional lifestyle.
Some of you might be concerned about the flavor of the oil affecting flavors you might be cooking with, but Tropical Traditions (a reputable Coconut Oil vendor) has already solved this problem for you! The company offers both flavored and unflavored oils.
While speeding up your metabolism, you will also find the Coconut Oil successfully working to reduce your hunger. So, ladies and gentlemen, seize the day, ditch the Canola oil and jump on the Coconut Oil bandwagon already!
P.S. Once you’ve got your Coconut Oil, click here for a delicious and simple recipe for Sweet Potato Fries! Or check out this delicious recipe from Jen Reviews Blog for Water Spinach Crepes with Coconut Cream Sauce where they use Coconut Oil to cook with instead of an unhealthy option. I’m always a fan of that cooking style!