There are a plenty of ways to use coconut oil. Many people cook with it. I would suggest eating it in unheated. Reason being is that I avoid processed food. By not cooking the oil I want to avoid "processing" it to keep its natural nutritional value.
Why Is Coconut Oil So Healthy?
If you do a basic google search you will find plenty of pages that will tell you about the numerous health benefits of coconut oil. It's been shown to reduce high blood pressure, heart disorders, diabetes, kidney problems, even cancer! The reason why it's so incredibly healthy is due to its high content of lauric acid amongst other forms of healthy acids. Because of its acid content, coconut oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties.
How Do I Use Coconut Oil?
Many people cook with coconut oil because it has a higher melting point. This means it is an excellent oil for cooking because it does not lose most of its nutrients. Coconut oil is solid until it's warmed up. When you just scoop a little bit out and put it in your hands it will already start to melt.
For taking advantage of all the benefits of coconut oil, however, I recommend consuming it unheated. Just take a teaspoon a day or mix it with coffee or anything else slightly warm.
Not only is coconut oil of great value taken internally. It is also a great beauty product! Check out my other post about coconut oil here.
Coconut oil is definitely one of the most healthful & most nutritious foods you can get your hands on. Give it a try!