Stogram’s favourite fruit in February was the coconut. Let’s see what else can this fruit bring us if not only its delicious taste.
You can’t search healthy food these days without the word ‘coconut oil’ appearing on your screen. So, as curious as we were, we got to the bottom of this coconut oil frenzy.
To begin, coconut oil is a type of fat that is meant to boost your metabolism, keeps your energy levels up and improves your digestion. Aside from that, it is an excellent topical source of moisturizer (we’re serious)!
Since coconut oil is trending these days, we have created a guide for you to show you quick and easy ways to help you incorporate more coconut oil in your daily food intake.
How to eat more coconut oil every day:
Substitute your regular butter or oil for coconut oil
Coconut oil is safe for cooking because it has a high smoke point of 350 degrees and 400 degrees. Though refined coconut oil is the most commonly found coconut oil in the store, it is recommended that you also try virgin coconut oil .
If you like the taste of coconut, why not take a couple of spoonful’s a day?
The regular intake of coconut oil regularly will help you with weight loss and will kick start your metabolism.
Do you need your daily tea, coffee or even a smoothie?
Add a spoon or two of coconut oil into your drink to help you revitalize your energy. The taste is also an added delight for coconut lovers!
Do you like to bake? Substitute the butter and oil for coconut oil.
As with all baking tips, make sure that the ingredients are room temperature, to avoid the coconut oil from clumping.
Oatmeal, porridge or any hot and creamy breakfast?
We invite you to try add coconut oil and let it melt into your breakfast.
For the peanut butter lovers
Add a small portion of melted coconut oil into the jar for a new and tasty kick to your PB and J!
Coconut oil can be used as a substitute for deep frying oil
It is the healthier alternative to canola and will still give you that fried goodness. French fries will never be the same again!
Of course, it sounds easy and it is! But, for those who do not appreciate the acquired taste of coconut oil, there is still some hope for you!
Try eating raw coconut products, whether the actual meat of a raw coconut, dried coconut slivers, coconut smoothies or even shredded coconut.
If you hate coconut all together, well, what a shame. But alas, there is still hope for you as well, as there are coconut oil supplements that are in pill form and can be found in your local health store. via expatwoman.com