Coconut oil and prepping

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Coconut Oil and Prepping
Reasons to stock Coconut Oil (and use it prepping everyday)

Prepare to be astounded by coconut oil! Preppers are praising coconut oil and
stockpiling it for survival because its properties make it ultra versatile, and it's
actually healthy to eat. Prepper's love multi-functional preps and coconut oil is a
food that provides many purposes.

We've compiled a list of eight mind-blowing reasons to stockpile coconut oil and
coconut products. So go ahead and bring the taste of the islands to your preps
with coconut oil (and other coconut products, including unsweetened coconut milk,
and coconut flour).

Amazing Benefits of Coconut Oil
Why stockpile coconut oil? Eight reasons. This list of benefits for coconut oil pertains
to pure virgin coconut oil, which is free from hydrogenation:

Reason #1: Coconut oil is heat stable.
Coconut oil is very heat stable, and is low to oxidize, which means that it won't go
rancid as quickly as other oils. It's a wonderful oil for high-heat cooking. Since no
refrigeration required, it's a very shelf stable oil making it an ideal addition to the
prepper's pantry

  • What's the shelf life coconut oil? Coconut oil can last for up to two years.
    Coconut oil is among the top foods with a long shelf life! Why? Because
    cooking oils are necessary for survival and most oils have a relatively short
    expiration date, but coconut oil will last upwards of two years without going
    rancid, and without the ill-effects of hydrogenated oils. Coconut oil shelf life is
    just another reason to hoard more of it.

Reason #2: Coconut is a versatile replacement to other fats.
Because coconut oil has a hardened state and a soft state, it's an oil that's a
versatile replacement for so many different kinds of oils that are in your pantry
  • Use coconut oil to replace butter on breads. Coconut oil has 100% less
    cholesterol than butter.
  • Bake with coconut oil. Try coconut flour as well for baking - coconut flour is
    gluten free!
  • Cook with coconut oil instead of Crisco.
  • Spread coconut on bread instead of mayonnaise.
  • Substitute coconut for other oils in stir fry meals or sauteeing.
  • Try coconut oil as a creamer for coffee!
  • Season your cast iron cookware with coconut oil.

Reason #3: Coconut oil is heart healthy.
In matters of the heart, extra virgin coconut has 100% less cholesterol than butter.
We already mentioned that, but because coconut oil has had a bad rap in the past
we wanted to underscore the significance. In a fair comparison, extra virgin coconut
oil is unlike the other saturated fats (the hydrogenated kind, which are chemically
treated). Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is not chemically treated. Whereas offending
saturated fats (hydrogenated oils) are manufactured by manipulating the organic
structure and adding hydrogen atoms to produce an artificially thickened oil. This
process gives hydrogenated oils a long shelf life, but the health effects are like
plastic to the heart. Stay away from hydrogenated oils! Choose coconut oil instead.

While Web MD and Harvard Medical Review won't commit to the health benefits of
coconut oil, the proof seems to be in the people who've used it for the centuries.
We need only look to the past. Pacific Islanders get 30-60% of their caloric intake
from coconut oil, and as a population they have virtually non-existent rates of
cardiovascular disease! It makes you wonder why coconut oil got a bad rap in the
first place.

For many years coconut oil and other coconut products didn't have a good
reputation for health, but as research now shows, coconut is very healthful, and
the truth is coming out. Read on to discover why preppers love coconut oil, coconut
flour and coconut milk.

Reason #4: Coconut Oil provides fast energy and hydration.
Coconut naturally has nutrients for basic sustenance. Why do you think they make
Datrex food bars out of Coconut? Partially, it's because coconut withstands varied
temperatures, but primarily because coconut oil provides fast and sustaining
energy and nutrition. For fast energy, try this homemade
coconut chocolate cup

Because coconut oil provides fast energy and hydration, it's also an excellent
product to consume if you or someone you love has cancer. (Chemotherapy has the
side effect of increase dehydration risk.)

  • Prepper's cooking tip: Coconut milk absorbs quickly into rice for cooking. You
    can cook rice more quickly substituting coconut milk for water. Here's a
    YouTube video for a tasty coconut rice that's a Happy Preppers approved

Reason #5: Coconut decreases hunger, and digests easily.
Coconut oil may cleanse the body from toxins and impurities and as it does so,
simultaneously decrease hunger and soothes stomach ailments. There's another
reason why Datrex food bars are made of coconut: coconut is not thirst provoking
and it fills the stomach.

Reason #6: Coconut oil can also be fuel for a candle!
Coconut oil: it's the oil that hardens at room temperature and softens when you
heat it up. Coconut is solid at room temperature and melts at 76 degrees. Because
it's solid, you can use the oil as a candle. Just add a wick and you have candle!
Who needs a tub of Crisco when you have coconut oil?

Reason #7: Coconut oil has a variety of medicinal purposes:

  • Have an infection? Coconut oil may help fight infections. Coconut oil is high
    in certain fatty acids, which help boost the immune system to protect against
    harmful bacteria. Coconut acts as a natural antibiotic in this regard!

  • Have cancer or a fungus? Coconut oil can fight off fungus, yeast and
    Candida and so much more, according to Dr. Oz. Learn the surprising health
    benefits of coconut oil, including helping people with diabetes. Many consider
    coconut oil as a cure for cancer as it fights the Candida.

  • Concerned about heart health? Coconut oil supports a healthy Heart thanks
    to the Medium-Chain Triglycerides.

  • Got ulcers? Eating coconut oil can help sooth ulcers.

  • Pregnant? Minimize the effects of stretch marks with coconut oil. It may also
    relieve hemorrhoids.

  • Have a baby? Scrub away cradle cap with a natural product to moisten your
    baby's scalp. Try coconut oil for diaper rash as well.

  • Have skin ailments?  Coconut oil soothes abrasions and burns; and even
    relieves itchy bug bites and poison ivy too! Used regularly, coconut oil can aid
    in the treatment of acne, which brings us to reason #8...

Reason #8: Coconut Oil is a beauty aid alternative!
So now you know why you should hoard coconut oil for prepping reasons, but
we've compiled a few more healthful tips, because coconut oil is a beauty aid
alternative too, which may be useful in prepping. Again, prepper's love products
that serve as substitutions or have alternate uses. Coconut oil is so versatile

  • Have dry skin? Coconut Oil is a wonderful moisturizer and helps with skin
    conditions. As a salve, you can apply it directly to your skin.

  • Sunburned? Coconut oil has been a Pacific Islander secret sunscreen for
    centuries, which is why urges you to ditch the sunscreen
    and use coconut oil which has an SPF of 10! They make a great case for
    using coconut oil as a non-toxic home-made remedy.

  • Have cracked heals? Coconut oil revives and rejuvenates dry feet! Coconut
    oil is a popular natural ingredient of foot creams, including Burt's Bees heel.

  • Need a natural solution to frizzy hair? Coconut oil will help those split ends
    and tame frizzy hair!

  • Have cracked lips? Coconut oil heals chapped lips as a lip moisturizing balm.

  • Out of shaving cream? Shave with coconut oil and get the sideline benefits
    of smooth, moist skin.

  • Need a makeup remover? Coconut oil removes makeup. Coconut oil will
    leave your skin moist and refreshed as it removes the daily grim and makeup

  • Want to make a home-made toothpaste? Coconut oil mixed with baking
    soda is an inexpensive and healthful way to brush your teeth. Mix coconut oil
    with baking soda to make a paste.  Now you have a natural and fluoride-free

    Oil pulling using coconut oil is a common use as part of Aryuvedic medicine to
    remineralize your teeth. Oil pulling is an oral detox methodology used since
    ancient times. "The body has several mechanisms to "dump" toxic particles
    into the salivary glands. According to Ayurvedic tradition, oil pulling helps to
    increase the secretion of saliva and trap the toxins within the oil particles. By
    oil pulling, you can use the salivary glands in your mouth as a detoxifying
    organ. Use coconut oil to pull out toxins from your body.

Preppers are finally embracing coconut and coconut! Discover for yourself the joys
of extra virgin coconut oil.

Top Ten Coconut Oil Products

  1. Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. With 100% less cholesterol than
    butter, Nutiva's cold-pressed, organic extra-virgin coconut oil has light taste,
    pleasant aroma, and pure white color. It's deliciously healthy cooking oil.
    Better than butter and are USDA Organic. Unrefined with no trans fats, rich in
    lauric acid.  
  2. Nutiva Organic Coconut Sugar. Made from fresh coconut tree sap, collected
    from the cut flower buds, Nutiva Organic Coconut Sugar provides a sugar
    with one of the lowest glycemic index sweeteners on the market. It's similar
    to brown sugar with a hint of caramel. Best of all, it's highly nutritious; a rich
    source of potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and B vitamins! Highly rated,
    read the reviews yourself by clicking right.
  3. Raw Coconut Flour by Coconut Secret. Made in small batches from
    unheated coconut meat and dried using a proprietary tumbler dry method,
    Coconut Secret coconut flour, pictured right, is gluten-free, and Non-GMO.
    Very low carb, this coconut flour is loaded with dietary fiber, promotes lipid
    oxidation, aids in digestive health and helps balance blood sugar levels. You'll
    get as much 40% of your dietary fiber using this product.
  4. Vita Coco 100% Pure Coconut Water. Hydrate naturally with Vita Coco
    100% Pure Coconut Water. High in potassium, free of fat, cholesterol, and
    sugar; low in acidity, Vita Coco, pictured immediate right, contains five
    essential electrolytes: potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium, and
  5. Amy and Brian Coconut Juice. Made of young coconut juice and young
    coconut pulp, Amy and Brian Coconut Juice, pictured at the bottom of the
    page, is a natural isotonic beverage that is high in potassium and other
    electrolytes. Great for any active lifestyle, it is an effective dehydration
    beverage for before, during or after exercise, and ideal for preppers looking
    for a natural alternative to Gatorade.
  6. Datrex Food bars. High energy value and ready to eat, Datrex Food bars,
    pictured immediate right, are non thirst provoking, making them an ideal food
    for your bugout bag. If you are out on the water; preparation is even more
    important. Food rations from Datrex are made from coconut and are in
    tablets and sub packaged for easy rationing. They have a five year shelf life
    and are also USCG approved so you know you can count on them when you
    need them.
  7. SOS Food bars.
  8. Okri Coconut food bars. Soft, chewy and satisfying nutrition bars combining
    coconut and brown-rice syrup, Okri bars are vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free,
    and have no refined sugar. This product is also Kosher certified.
  9. Bob's RedMill Shredded Coconut
  10. Trader Joes Roasted Coconut chips.

Why Preppers Should Store Canned Coconut Milk
Coconut milk is a wonderful addition to your preps. Did you know that coconut milk
will help you cook rice faster? Not only will coconut milk impart a rich and creamy
goodness to your rice dishes. There are two kinds of coconut milk: sweetened and
unsweetened, you'll find both in your grocery stores in the Asian foods section.

  • HOW TO STORE COCONUT MILK: With coconut milk, you should store at
    room temperature and shake well before using. Your product may separate
    when temperature falls below 80 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes the milk
    appear curdled as the coconut fat separates from the liquid. No worries!
    Separation is harmless and easily remedied by placing the can of coconut milk
    in hot water for 15 minutes and stirring the contents thoroughly.

Happy Endings...
Coconut oil and coconut milk are excellent to stockpile for so many reasons.
Coconut oil shelf life is just one of them.

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