These days, coconut oil has become a part of my daily life. I talk about it a lot, and I include it in a lot of recipes. But I find that people often ask me about it, because the majority has never heard of it, bought it or used it. So, consider this post a rundown of coconut oil: the benefits and how you can use it!
Coconut oil is a fat, but it’s good fat, like avocado and olive oil. If you research coconut oil, you’ll find controversy on whether it’s actually good for you or not, because it’s a saturated fat. But really, coconut oil should belong in its own category, because its makeup is so unique to all other fats. While it is a saturated fat, it’s made up of medium-chain fatty acids, which means it breaks apart and metabolizes in your body. Other saturated fats, often from meat and dairy, are long-chain fatty acids that are known to thicken your blood and clog your arteries. They are quite different!