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A Recipe For Health

Updated on May 25, 2012
Wheat grain toast with "Coconut Honey Butter"
Wheat grain toast with "Coconut Honey Butter"

Does This Really Work?

I've read several articles lately about the importance of coconut oil in ones diet. I was especially interested in the listed cases that told that coconut oil was a possible help for people with Alzheimer's disease. In my part-time job as an Activities Director at several retirement homes, I've been able to see firsthand how devastating this disease can be -- not only for those seniors with Alzheimer's, but also for their families. The more I read about coconut oil, the more health reasons I found to try it myself as a "possible preventative." Coconut oil is not only used as a dietary supplement, but also seems to be used to help individuals to have more energy, and is even used with exercise and weight loss programs. I read further, that coconut oil is different from other oils as its full of the MCT's ( medium chain) fatty acids that the body uses for energy production. It is a "good" fat that is easily digested by our body. One of the articles that I read, talked about a gentleman with Alzheimer's that actually improved after taking the coconut oil as a supplement on a regular basis. I'm not a doctor or a specialist on Alzheimer's and I can't say that this really does help prevent it--after all I am pretty skeptical too--but after learning about the many positive health benefits that it does seem to have, it certainly seems like a good thing to try.

Finding My Own Recipe

I decided to try this "coconut oil" myself, and went to the local Health Food store and checked it out. The best coconut oil was organic and pure extra virgin coconut oil. There were many different brands, so I just chose one. Just to let you know, coconut oil is usually solid and white and has the appearance of lard---yuck! I've used it before in cooking and it was great--but never to eat alone. I didn't feel that I could stomach taking a teaspoonful or more a day--and the capsules were more expensive. So, I came up with my own recipe---Coconut Honey Butter! Just mix some of the coconut oil (don't melt it) with equal parts of honey. Mix it until its smooth and takes on the color of the honey. Add more honey to taste, if you wish. This makes a great spread on toast, as it quickly melts on the warm bread. Its a great nutritious addition to your breakfast and it adds a slight coco-nutty taste to the honey that is really delicious. I think it would also taste great on peanut butter sandwiches.

So check out the benefits of coconut oil on the internet for yourself--and if you do decide to try it, as I did, this is a great way to enjoy it!

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      Carol Hill 6 years ago from Palmetto, Florida and Herriman Utah

      Thanks for your comments reagu and getwellsoon.

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      getwellsoon 6 years ago from US

      coconut and honey, what a perfect combination!

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      reagu 6 years ago from Los Angeles

      I don't have Alzheimers or anything like that. I just find the idea of coconut honey spread to be tasty.

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      Carol Hill 6 years ago from Palmetto, Florida and Herriman Utah

      Thank you. It would be wonderful if it helps.

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      LindaQ79 6 years ago

      Mmm, I love the coconut honey spread idea.I work with patients with alziemers and this is worth looking into.

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