Maria’s Favorite Things #9
MARIA’S FAVORITE THINGS #9!
It wouldn’t be complete without a gallon of coconut oil to giveaway! I was waiting for a sale:) and sure enough, Tropical Traditions is offering 45% off a gallon of coconut oil so I ordered 9! Yep, 9 for gifts!
Some of my favorite ways to use coconut oil:
COCONUT OIL AND THYROID HEALTH
Many dietary oils can negatively affect thyroid health. We cook with them almost every day and they are plentiful in commercially prepared foods. It is possible they are among the worst offenders when it comes to the thyroid. They are known as vegetable oils or polyunsaturated oils. The most common source of these oils used in commercially prepared foods is the soybean.
Unsaturated oils block thyroid hormone secretion, its movement in the circulatory system, and the response of tissues to the hormone. When the thyroid hormone is deficient, the body is generally exposed to increased levels of estrogen. The thyroid hormone is essential for making the ‘protective hormones’ progesterone and pregnenolone, so these hormones are lowered when anything interferes with the function of the thyroid. The thyroid hormone is required for using and eliminating cholesterol, so cholesterol is likely to be raised by anything which blocks the thyroid function.
Coconut oil, on the other hand, is a saturated fat made up primarily of medium chain fatty acids. Also known as medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), medium chain fatty acids are known to increase metabolism and promote weight loss. Coconut oil can also raise basal body temperatures while increasing metabolism. This is good news for people who suffer with low thyroid function.
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2. Post photos of your “healthified” breakfasts, dinners, snacks, desserts on Keto Adapted Facebook wall (for bonus points)!
4. Comment below on what recipe you plan on making with this gallon!
Good Luck! Winner will be chosen December 23rd!
AND THE WINNER IS…. Christal Thums! Congrats and thanks everyone for entering!