It seems that the whole world has switched on to the benefits of coconut oil. A bit of a miracle worker, it is able to do almost everything, solve everything and possibly do the ironing too.
Seriously, it has health benefits, both internally and externally, you can cook with it, treat your hair , nourish your skin use it as a moisturiser, rub it into your feet and of course – eat it.
Coconut oil is a healthy fat (yes, there are healthy fats) and it can be added to loads of recipes. When purchasing look for a raw 100% organic virgin coconut oil which is the best you can find and it is from the flesh of the coconut. Rich in essential fatty acids which are important for maintaining healthy skin, topically, it can be used as a facial or all-body moisturiser, rubbed into feet, hands and hair to nourish and ease dryness.
I’ve been trying the Viridian 100% Organic Raw Coconut Oil, sourced from the Philippines and certified organic by the Soil Association it lasts forever as its a huge tub. My preferred method? A teaspoon melted into porridge and served with a handful of blueberries. It acts as a sweetener (so no honey or sugar needed) and gives a silky, smooth texture. I’ve even dispensed with milk and just use water for the porridge.