A friend of mine recently bought a gallon jug of organic coconut oil because she heard it was good for you. But then she emailed me 2 weeks after she bought it because she still hadn't opened it and wasn't really sure what to do with it.
If you are like my friend and are intimidated by coconut oil, don't be.
It is probably one of the most versatile oils there is (even if it is solid at room temperature).
First let's talk about the benefits of coconut oil.
- Coconut oil is rich in medium chain fatty acids, which the body converts to energy more quickly, meaning they help stimulate metabolism.
- It is nut-free, gluten-free, carb-free, Paleo Diet-friendly.
- The majority of the saturated fat in coconut oil is in the form of lauric acid, which is why many consider it to be a healthier choice than other fat sources. There are studies that show that lauric acid can increase your HDL or "healthy" cholesterol and lower your LDL or "lethal" cholesterol.
- It's great for you skin.
- IT'S DELICIOUS!
Now here are some tips on how to use coconut oil. Read more