Coconut oil is a superfood
It is one of the best sources of dietary fat and I eat every day! With this post, I am going to cover a few different benefits of coconut oil. The biggest issue that society has with coconut oil is its extremely high fat content, more specifically, the saturated fat content.
Saturated Fit - Saturated FAT
If you couldn’t tell from the name of my blog “Saturated Fit,” I am a pretty big fan of saturated fat. There is a lot of controversy going on in the world of nutrition when it comes to saturated fat and the “supposed” role it plays in our diet. Nutritionists like to say that saturated fat is evil and is what makes us fat, but I beg to differ.
Must Read: The Coconut Oil Miracle by Bruce Fife.
Coconut Oil Nutritional Information:
- Serving Size: 1 TBSP
- Total Fat: 15g
- Saturated Fat: 12g
- Total Carbohydrates: 0g
- Fiber: 0g
- Protein: 0g
As you can see, coconut oil is made almost completely of saturated fat.
It is a multi-purpose solution
I use coconut oil for many, many different things, but my favorite way to use it is to eat or cook with it. I just started consistently using coconut oil in January of this year. A few differences that I have noticed in myself after using coconut oil for a few months are:
- Appetite control
- Fat Loss
- Healthy digestive function
- Stops my sugar cravings
- Stronger immune function
- Increased energy
- Cleared up skin
- Use it as an SPF
The best advice I can give for people who plan on incorporating a lot more coconut oil into their diet would be to...
replace all of your processed vegetable oils with coconut oil.
If you are a person who uses a lot of oils when you are cooking, try replacing all of those oils with coconut oil. It does the exact same thing for your food, but is a much healthier option.
I will end with the brand of coconut oil that I use (Spectrum) and tell you that when buying coconut oil, since it is a little pricey it is best to buy it in bulk. Coconut oil has plenty of uses other than just consuming it.