Crazy for Coconut!

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Crazy For Coconut!
10 Inexpensive Coconut Products For Summer 2019

By Sarah Komisky

Coconut. It’s not much to look at, but over the years it’s exotic and distinct flavor as well as fragrance has made it a staple of summer. But do you know how many amazing health benefits it has? According to Healthline and Eating Well, there are many! So, let’s take a look. The superfood is definitely fatty in nature, but it’s those very acids that help raise beneficial HDL cholesterol (linked to good heart health) when it is consumed in moderated amounts. Researchers have also speculated that the keytones in the fruit can provide an alternative energy source for malfunctioning brain cells, reducing the symptoms of Alzeheimer’s although this research is still early in nature. It can also hydrate and give more than 10 percent of your daily dose of potassium in the form of coconut water. Coconut flour also has the proven ability to help those who are diabetic, lowering the glycemic index. Coconut meat is known to have fiber. But it’s also a vital beauty ingredient! Found in skin, hair, and cosmetics, it can improve the appearance of the skin and hair reducing eczema for those with dryness. The oil can also be a protective agent for your hair that according to one study can be as effective as sunscreen! Boom! But that’s not it, some use it’s oil as a mouthwash to kill harmful bacteria, improve dental health, and reduce bad breathe. Interesting. Plus, doesn’t everyone love that beachy vibe you get when you smell it’s scent? Definitely puts me in my happy place. So to get summer started, let’s take a look at my favorite coconut products that are also budget friendly.

SO Delicious Coconut Milk Non-Dairy Frozen Desert: $6.38

My friend who is gluten and lactose free brought this over one day and it was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! Great also for Vegans.

Sprout’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil: Under $7

Great for cooking and all your beauty regimen needs. Also quick guy beauty hack – this product can use if for shaving oil and in-grown hair prevention!

OGX Nourishing Cocnut Milk Conditioner: $5.79

Inexpensive and it leaves your hair silky soft and smelling so good!

OGX Extra Strength Damage Ready + Coconut miracle Oil Penetrating Oil: $6.99

Yes! Can’t get enough of this brand. Helps tame unruly hair and does it in a budget friendly way for $6.99 at Target! Yay! AND, it’s cruelty free. Let’s go!

The Body Shop’s Coconut Milk Body Lotion: $4.20

What I love about this vegan product is it’s a lightweight formula that is fresh and comes in a convenient spray bottle. Love it. Get the 2 Fl Oz. right now for only $4.20.

Thrive Market Organic Coconut Flour: $3.49

Perfect for baking and cooking AND it’s ketogenic! $3.49 for a 16 OZ bag.

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Zico Pure Premium Coconut Water: $1.99

Harvested by local farmers, this water is gluten-free and vegan. Ready for pickup at Thrive Market.

Thrive Market Organic Original Coconut Wraps: $5.99

These are great for your next on the go lunch or for a quick snack for the kids. Fill them with veggies as a spring roll or cheese for a quesadilla. Yum! Great substitute for bread and the organic coconut meat will prove to be a gluten-free, raw, vegan, an Paleo-friendly choice. $5.99 at 40% off!

Sunaroma Organic Coconut Oil Hair Pomade: $8.95

Guys this one’s for you. Get your hair summer ready at just $8.95! Simple!

Yes to Coconut Moisturizing Mud Mask: $2.24

Take a break and chill while also getting your skin into shape this summer with a skin mask. Only $2.24 at Ulta Beauty.