I am a huge fan of coconut oil for many reasons, and Nutiva is one of my most favorites.
After turning 40 and being on tamoxifen for breast cancer, my hormones are all kinds of messed up. I can't blame it all on the meds because I'd had trouble with them before my diagnosis as well. But now...holy frustration! The result of the hormone issues is insulin resistence. Me and sugar are not friends.
Now that I'm a breast cancer survivor, staying cancer free is priority, so for me that includes keeping sugar out of my diet, or to a minimum as much as possible. Besides, I feel SO MUCH BETTER when it isn't in my diet. Do I miss the yumminess? Sure. But do I love feeling good? Most definitely!
So enters my coconut oil. I follow a ketogenic diet full of healthy fats, and coconut is my favorite. I cook with it,and put it in my coffee and protien shakes. It is also great for removing eye makeup and as a body and hair moisturizer. It really is a super food in all ways.
My favorite way is satisfying my sweet tooth. One of my favorite desserts is a peanut butter fat bomb. It makes not eating sugar completely worth it to me. A tablespoon of organic peanut butter, a tablespoon of nutiva coconut oil, a bit of xyletol and cinnamon, mix and enjoy! Or I make a few ahead and put in the freezer. They harden and I can enjoy them later!
Hugs, loves, and peanut butter (and Nutiva coconut oil! LOL!)