If you haven't noticed, I've been posting quite a few deals on coconut oil whenever it is on a good deal at Amazon.com. I have received more than a few comments and emails asking me about coconut oil, because for years it has received a “bad rap” as an unhealthy fat to be avoided. I no longer believe that and, in fact, have switched over to coconut oil for most of the cooking in our house (aside from olive oil and butter..other very healthy fats).
Why have I done this? Let me ‘esplain…no – there is too much….let me sum up (bonus points for those who recognize the movie!)
Most of you know that I am friends with this chick. What started as a casual “hey – let's see each other at local blogger events relationship” turned in to many discussions about food (among other things). Jo-Lynne has opened my eyes in many ways when it comes to food. While many of the changes that she has made are ones that my family is not yet ready for, she has inspired me.
And so one of the changes that I decided to make was reduce the influence of corn and corn-derived products in our lives….and we are getting rid of it. Considering my ENTIRE extended family hails from Indiana (AKA “Corn Country”), I am SO not looking forward to the next Family Reunion in July (because I think some of them DO read this site)!
Anyway – enter Coconut Oil.
I could go on and on and try to create original wording about why we have switched to Coconut Oil, but I think that these bloggers say it better than I can:
The Truth About Coconut Oil at Faithful Provisions
More On Fats Particularly Coconut Oil and Lard at Musings of Housewife
A New Look At Coconut Oil at Weston Price
Homemade Coconut Oil Deodorant by Surviving the Stores
Please note that I am NOT a doctor (and in fact, picked my High School Biology partner by who I thought was most likely to let me get through the year without touching the frog), but these posts resonated with me and are the reason that we have switched. Please do your own research and come to your own conclusions.
So what are your thoughts about Coconut Oil?