Some of you are probably wondering what the heck is all the hype about Coconut Oil. Coconut oil is an easy and slimming way to add a taste of the tropics to your meals. When it comes to cooking and baking oils, canola and extra virgin olive oil get all the love. But there’s something very unique about coconut oil, despite it being made up of 90 percent saturated fat. Recent research suggest that this tropical oil isn’t as bad for your heart and waistline as previously thought.
Recent research shows that not all saturated fats are the same. The fatty acids in coconut oil are primary MCTs which tend to be quickly used by the body as fuel rather than being stored as fat. Studies have show that diets that include MTCs promoted greater weight loss and increased metabolism. Lastly remember that coconut oil is still a high calorie, high-fat food at 120 calories and 14 grams of fat per tablespoons. So portion control is crucial.
I use coconut oil any time a recipe calls for oil, pop popcorn,to brown chicken, stir fry, granola, the options are limitless. Here is the brand that I prefer.
1. Do you use coconut oil?
2. What is your favorite way to use coconut oil?