Coconut Oil, A Truly Healthy Cooking Oil!




Okay, so why would you want to use coconut oil to cook with in the first place? Well... there are actually a ton of reasons.

It's safe to say that we have all used or eaten oils like Canola Oil and Soybean Oil. And there's no doubt they have always worked for cooking and baking, but did you know these oils aren't quite what they're said to be? Unfortunately, they are often made from genetically engineered crops and refined to the point that they don't complement our health.

Good news for us, there are oils we can cook with that provide us with real health benefits. One of these oils is coconut oil!

Coconut oil has a plethora of health benefits and doesn't pose any risk to our health. Let's look at what stands coconut oil apart from some other common oils.

First of all, coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids that provide you with energy now, instead of storing unhealthy fats in your body. The naturally occurring healthy fats in coconut oil actually support your body in a lot of areas.

Coconut oil...

  • Supports hearth health
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Promotes skin health
  • Supports the thyroid gland

Coconut oil is also well-known for containing lauric acid. Lauric acid turns into monolaurin, destroying harmful bacteria, viruses and fungus in your body. It is said that the only other source of lauric acid is breast milk!

Buying organic coconut oil that is unrefined, processed, and contains no additives is the best way to go. This is because coconut oil has the most health benefits in its pure form and we all know we don't want added chemicals in our foods! If you're anything like me, you prefer to eat food the way it is naturally provided to us from the earth!

Coconut oil is the perfect cooking oil because it can withstand 350 ºF without damage while yielding so many health benefits. You can also use coconut oil for more than just cooking, try rubbing it into your skin and hair. Your body will thank you!

 

Sources:

[1] http://whatscookingamerica.net/Information/CookingOilTypes.htm

[2] http://articles.mercola.com/herbal-oils/canola-oil.aspx

[3] http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/10/22/coconut-oil-and-saturated-fats-can-make-you-healthy.aspx

[4] http://www.naturalnews.com/036156_Coconut_oil_superfood_healing.html


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