There is no fruit more difficult to open than the dastardly hard coconut. If you’ve got the will and determination, and probably a mallet and drill, you can muscle your way through the hard exterior. Once cracked, there’s a beverage waiting inside for you.
There’s a lot more to coconuts than just milk or water. This giant fruit produces another very useful product: oil. You might have used coconut oil in your hair in the past to give it that healthy shine, but there is so much more you can do with this magical goop. It’s time to take that oil out of the shower and bring it into the kitchen with these clever ways to spruce up your food.
Coconut oil works as a fantastic, healthy substitute for butter or dairy. Spread it on a bagel, or stir in a spoonful with your coffee. This is a great way to get the creamer effect for those who are lactose intolerant. Lightly melt some oil into your favorite fruit smoothie for a more consistent texture while adding a healthy dose of fat into your diet. Coconut oil can boost your metabolism while fighting cholesterol.
Just like with your hair, this natural product can give a boost of longevity to other things. Cover your eggs in coconut oil before refrigerating to make them last longer. This keeps the pores nicely sealed. And it’s not just humans that can benefit from coconut oil, it can be used to help relieve a dog’s upset stomach and more.
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