I’ve been reading about all the awesome properties of coconut oil.
If you can believe what you read on the internet, it will change your life and make your pets speak Spanish and give you the ability to do the splits again.
I thought both those talents were still okay, if not stellar, but apparently my children don’t think so. Among my Mother’s Day goodies was a big (really big) bottle of Coconut Oil which I’m slurping down like 5 o’clock martinis.
Already I’m remembering things I thought I forgot.
Look it up. Here’s what one site claims. “The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism.
There’s more:”Relief from kidney problems, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and cancer, dental care, and bone strength.” That’s good enough for me. I’ll be taking a tablespoon after my morning dose of dried green coffee beans. (I’m a sucker for anything that guarantees weight loss or reversal of memory loss.)
These benefits of coconut oil are attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties include claims it is antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, and antibacterial.
It looks a little like lard, and tastes like butter. I’ve gulped down worse-tasting medicine in my life. I’ll let you know if any of these claims seem to bear out. Right now, I’m feeling a little nauseous and I’ve lost the ability to whistle.