Recently I went to the Newcastle Farmers Markets for the first time. It was great and really deserves a post of its own. The thing I bought that I was most excited about was a tub of Coconut oil. It has been in the news a lot recently for its many health benefits, particularly with brain function and eczema. Both these conditions interest me and so I brought home a tub.
I decided to use it directly on my skin to help my eczema which seems to have crept back in patches over recent months. When I got home and rubbed it all over before bedtime I felt like a walking coconut! Perhaps I was a little generous in my application but I was worried the kids were going to start eating me as we cuddled up on the sofa to watch tv together!
As for me eating the oil direct, it just didn't appeal. Until this morning that is. This morning I read Fiona's blog post about what she was eating for morning tea and I decided to try it too.
A slice of bread toasted, spread with coconut oil, with pieces of chopped banana and sprinkled with cinnamon. It tasted lovely, smelt very tropical and actually tasted quite sweet although there was no added sugar.
Dare I say I'm a convert?
I have only one problem now Fiona? Where to keep my tub of oil? In the bathroom cupboard or in the kitchen pantry?!