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5 Unique Uses for Coconut Oil {Tasty Links}

The benefits and uses of coconut oil are virtually endless. When consumed, coconut oil can positively affect our hormones, improve how we handle blood sugar and boost thyroid function to increase metabolism, energy and endurance. While consuming it in food has its benefits, there are plenty of ways you can use coconut oil in your every day life that don’t involve cooking.

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5 Best Green Smoothie Recipes

We try a lot of green smoothie recipes at Blendtec. We hope you love them as much as we do! Our five favorites are the Green Flaxy, Jolly Green Smoothie, Garden Green Giant Juice, Green Pineapple Paradise and Peaches and Cream Green. Do you have your own variations of any of these smoothies that are your favorite?

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Dietary Fat: The Good vs. the Bad

Fat has a bad rap, but we need it in our diets to ensure that our bodies function correctly and have enough energy throughout the day. It’s essential for digestion, transporting and absorbing vitamins and chemicals in our bodies. That being said, some fats are better than others. Unsaturated fats are an essential part of a healthy diet. Saturated fats should be avoided, and Trans-fatty Acids have negative health effects. This post compares dietary fats so you can be sure you’re only consuming the fats you need.