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But we can still use it for beauty, right?
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Coconuts are an all-purpose, amazing fruit, nut and seed where no part goes to waste. In developed countries we use coconuts for commercial purposes. In tropical countries where coconuts are grown abundantly, it's not just the oil that has countless benefits, the milk, the meat, the bark and the palm leaves are re-purposed into something clever. It's magical really. Here's a list of uses and benefits of the "all mighty" coconut.
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Achieving soft and radiant skin may seem like an impossible task, but we’re going to let you in on a secret -- getting that summer glow is easier (and cheaper) than you think.
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Meet Joanne Gerrard Young, holistic nutritionist, master raw food chef and well-being educator behind The Healing Cuisine, who happens to also be the Brady-Bündchen family and friends' private chef when they are in town (Joanne is based out of Costa Rica).
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Main ingredient? Coconut oil.
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"Honey, everyone needs blush."
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And wants to replace everything else you drink.
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If calories are keeping you from cooking rice, you need to try this new trick. Researchers at the College of Chemical Sciences, Colombo, Western, Sri Lanka have discovered that cooking rice with cocon...
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Everything you think you know about coconut oil may be a lie, because even scientists don't know everything about it. Basically the kale of cooking oils, coconut oil has been put on a pedestal as a c...
If you’ve taken a stroll down the oil aisle at the grocery store, you’ve probably noticed how out of control it’s become recently. Today, there are so many options for cooking, it’s almost overwhelmi...
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You may not be eating a ton of healthy food right now (who is, anyway?), but in no time, we'll all be looking to clean up our eating habits for the new year. So it's fitting that The Canadian Health...
You may already be using coconut oil as an alternative cooking oil (or at least have thought about it), but there are good reasons to consider it for your daily beauty routine as well. In the video ab...
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Is coconut oil good for you? That depends on who you talk to. Superfood enthusiasts love the product, which has been used as skin moisturizer, cooking oil and as an ingredient in baked goods. They tou...
For those who have battled a slight cold for this entire winter, they know there's no such thing as a miracle cure for the immune system, but one new method is purporting to be just that. Oil pulling,...
When you're sautéing, stir-frying, baking, grilling and making salad dressings, have you ever wondered what cooking oil is best? You're not alone. One of the best decisions you can make in the kitchen is which cooking oil to use.
You've probably started noticing that coconuts and coconut oil suddenly seem to be all over the grocery shelves, from big bottles of the solid oil to products like coconut yogurt and coconut-infused g...
Coconut oil’s popularity is skyrocketing, and it’s easy to see why. There’s almost nothing this substance can’t do. Remember the Saturday Night Live commercial parody for a product that was both a flo...
LONDON, Ont. - If you believe everything you read on the Internet, coconut oil is a panacea, recommended for everything from frying your chicken to shaving your legs.Its proponents say it relieves str...
In terms of oils, most health conscious consumers are on board with the notion, "canola and vegetable bad, extra virgin olive and coconut good." It seems like there are new varietals hitting the shelves everyday -- flavoured oils are hot right now -- but here's the rundown on a few you might want to consider adding to your pantry.
Cooking oils are essential for making stir-frys for dinner and salad dressings for lunch. But not all oils are the same. Some oils contain high levels of saturated fats (yes, the bad kind) and other...
Sales of coconut oil have gone through the roof recently after Miranda Kerr claimed it as one of her beauty secrets, but don't blame her if it doesn't turn you into a supermodel overnight. The stunnin...