for cooking oil, for starters. You can also put it in your coffee to give you a nice dose of healthy fats and a level of coconut flavouring.
Coconut oil is rich in MCTs. These are medium-chain triglycerides. MCT’s are linked to a huge variety of health benefits and are incredibly important as an aspect of human nutrition. Not only do they help with weight loss, they can also provide you with an efficient dose of energy throughout the day.
They’re also associated with lower levels of cholesterol as they provide a perfect alternative to foods higher in poorer fats.
Coconut oil can also be used as a topical application. It’s perfect for application as a moisturiser on dry skin. It also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties so it’s used widely for that purpose also. You can even use it to help restore moisture in damaged or dry hair. Many people opt to use coconut oil in place of a hair mask after undergoing extensive bleaching or exposing their hair to similar harmful chemicals.
It has applications in chocolate making too. You can use coconut oil to make dark chocolate without any added sugar. Dark chocolate has been gaining popularity in recent years as it’s been revealed that a small amount every day is rich in antioxidants and brings with it a variety of potential health benefits. Just remember not to eat too much, as it doesn’t matter how healthy the food is - a calorie surplus will always lead to weight gain and other potential health issues further down the line. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us.