Ways to Use Coconut Oil in Your Cooking Routine
Coconut oil has gained a lot of popularity in recent years. And for good reason, of course! If coconut oil is new to you, the start of a new year is a great time to hop on the bandwagon and start using it too!
The benefits of coconut oil are endless. You can cook a five course meal with it and then use it in your favorite DIY face mask or beauty routine! With that being said, let’s dive into how you can incorporate coconut oil into your daily cooking routine.
Why Should You Use Coconut Oil?
You might already know that coconut oil is high in healthy saturated fats. Don’t let the word “fat” scare you - coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides, or healthy fats, that can help to boost fat burning and provide your body with energy. Along with that, coconut oil’s healthy fats keep you feeling fuller for longer! It also can raise good cholesterol levels in your blood, which is linked to reduced heart disease risk.
How Much Should I Consume?
Researchers say that you should consume 2 tablespoons of coconut oil per day for the best results and long term health effects.
How Should I Use It While Cooking?
The most common way to use coconut oil while cooking is as an oil. For example, instead of using canola oil, sub coconut oil instead. You can sauté vegetables or cook eggs the same.
Our personal favorite way to consume coconut oil is by baking with it! Check out our butterless cookie recipe that features coconut oil instead of butter. They are easy, delicious, and filled with healthy fats that are great for full-body wellness!
Did you know that you can also use coconut oil in your morning tea or coffee? Start your morning with a metabolism boost by adding a tablespoon of coconut oil to your beverage of choice. Coconut oil’s medium-chain fatty acids are known to quickly give your body energy and will kickstart your day!