How to cook using coconut oil?
Coconut oil is the essence of raw cuisine, starting with ch**secakes to ice cream. Additionally, it is the best plant based oil for frying because of the saturated fats content. Saturated fats start breaking down at much higher temperature than, for example, olive oil.
Besides, coconut oil can be a great addition to your smoothie or salad.
Now, let's talk about what makes coconut oil healthy. Coconut oil doesn't have any miraculous super powers but it does have some pretty great proven benefits that should be mentioned:
Shocking information for some, but yet true; healthy fat consumption helps with weigh lose. By consuming fats, we feel more full and for a longer period of time, and therefore we eat less. Also, the medium chain called the triglycerides in coconut oil has shown to increase the burning of calories.
Fights bad microorganisms:
Lauric fatty acid in coconut oil can help our body fight harmful pathogens like virus, bacteria and fungi. A healthy gut flora is simply the essence of a healthy body and happy mind.
Healthy skin, hair and teeth:
I used to use coconut oil as body butter and so I can tell you – it is great moisturizer. Besides, in many cultures coconut oil is used as a hair mask to prevent damage due to protein loss during grooming processes and ultraviolet (UV) exposure. It is also used as a mouthwash and toothpaste; I have a friend with most beautiful teeth and she opened her secret saying, "it's just coconut oil + baking soda".
Medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil can raise your HDL (the "good") cholesterol levels, which associates with lowering risk of heart diseases. This one is still controversial because many institutions still hold on to the idea that saturated fats raise the "bad" LDL cholesterol. So I guess I will be waiting for more studies on this matter.