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    Saturday, August 21, 2010

    Review & Giveaway: Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil

    Review & Giveaway: 
    Tropical Traditions 
    Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
    Ends 9/5 @ 11:59 pm Eastern Time.


    I have been using coconut oil for a little over 6 months now, and I really enjoy it. About a year ago, Jo started to cook with coconut oil. He had worked in a Thai restaurant and learned of it's wonders there. Coconut oil is is also a common used ingredient in most curry dishes found in restaurants.
    Health Info on Coconut Oil:
      Food Consumer reports: Coconut Oil helps anti-aging. 8/17/2010
       Entire article here. 
      • "Use coconut oil – Another excellent anti-aging food is coconut oil, known to reduce your risk of heart disease and lower your cholesterol, among other things. In fact, it's doubly beneficial because it can be both eaten and applied directly to your skin. Coconut oil can be used in place of other oils, margarine, butter, or shortening, and can be used for all your cooking needs."
        US News says: Coconut Oil helps fight High Cholesterol in teens. 8/3/2010
         Entire article here. 
        • "The answer? Plenty of healthy fats, in the range of at least 40% of calories, fresh vegetables, and no refined carbs. Whole grains are ok, but not to be the majority of the diet. Try it, you will never have felt better, and you will lose excess weight because you won't be hungry. Just remember to consider vegetables and greens your main carbs, and use healthy fats such as olive oil, coconut oil, fish oil etc."


          Organic Facts says: Coconut Oil helps in weight loss.
           Entire article here. 
          • "The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and cancer, dental care, and bone strength. These benefits of coconut oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, soothing, etc."


          First Impressions:
          So I love coconut oil. So far I have used it in my stir-frys. Recipes found HERE. I also made two Cracker Barrel style Coca-cola cakes. It tastes great and cooks easy. Also makes amazing breakfast potatoes!


          Check out even more coconut oil recipes HERE.


          But is it worth it?
          Most deff. LOL This stuff is really great, and not too expensive when you look at the health benefits and remember, Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil is 100% USDA Certified Organic. 


          So in the end?
          Loved this stuff. Great quality and fast arrival. Also has a sweet taste, unlike many coconut oils. Adds the perfect balancer. Not only that, but Tropical Traditions also offers a variety of products including: Oils, Lotions, Butters, and some really wicked looking Peanut Butters. Nummy and USDA organic!

          Buy it:
          Visit Tropical Traditions.com to get your own Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!
          16oz jars start at $20, 32oz jars are now only $28.00, and 1 gallon (128oz) tubs start at $70.

          Win it:
          Tropical Traditions has offered a couple of things to my wonderful readers.

          1. Get your own complimentary copy of Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil book with your first online order. Choose “Referred by a Friend” and enter the User ID: 6094381 on your first online order. The book will be automatically added to your order.
          2. One winner will receive one of their very own jar of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil! Ends 9/5 @ 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

          Mandatory entry: (I don't care if this is done first, but for your other entries to be credited you must do this.)
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          That's 25+ possible entries + tweets! Have fun and good luck!
          Note: I understand some people prefer low entry contests. I am not one of them, all of my contests will have atleast 10-15 entries, if not more. More entries, more chances.


          Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.
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