Coconut oil has been called “the healthiest oil on Earth”. That’s a bold statement for an oil that was once believed to be bad for us because of it’s saturated fat content. Coconut has been used for centuries for it’s healing properties and it’s satisfying taste. Isn’t it time to give it a try as your new oil? Today you get to find out more of coconuts amazing health benefits and ways to use it in your cooking.
Coconut is an exciting fruit because you can use all the parts to make different products that are tasty and have amazing health benefits. Coconut oil, for instance, is unique and has different fat molecules than those found in plant oils and animal foods. It contains medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA’s) unlike most oils, which have long-chain fatty acids. Scientifically, this means that its metabolized different and helps you feel satisfied without added inches to your waistline. Coconut has lower calories than any other fat that can protect you against heart disease and help lower bad cholesterol.
Coconut has been used for centuries for it’s healing properties and it’s satisfying taste. Many recent medical journals have found coconut, in one form or another, can supply a wide range of health benefits. These include:
– Killing viruses, bacteria, fungi, and yeast
– Improving insulin secretion and glucose utilization
– Protection against osteoporosis
– Providing quick energy for physical and athletic performance
– Improving digestion and absorption of essential vitamins and minerals
– Reduction in inflammation
– Improving cholesterol ratio reducing heart disease risk
– Protecting against free-radicals that cause premature aging
– Supports thyroid function
– Helping to prevent obesity and overweight problems
The coconut is so versatile and produces many different products from the meat, milk, juice, and oil that can be used in your cooking. Here are some examples of ways to use coconut products.
Coconut Oil: Great to use for sautéing and frying, and makes a great substitute for butter on toast and in dessert recipes.
Coconut Water: This is great just to drink and use as the base for smoothies.
Dried Coconut: Great used in desserts and breakfast foods like muffins, cakes, bars, pancakes, granola, and cookies.