Coconut oil is amazing in so many ways. It can be put to work as a healthful component of food and drink recipes, skincare, hair care, or healing remedies. Here’s a short and sweet breakdown of some of the most accessible coconut oil uses in the kitchen.
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Creative Coconut Oil Uses
Coconuts are loaded with nutrients—iron, magnesium, calcium and vitamin C—but their high fiber and potassium content are especially important. Coconuts are also high in antioxidants, which mop up harmful free radicals and help prevent chronic diseases like cancer and heart disease.
Then there’s coconut oil. This healthy fat not only makes food taste amazing—it’s also full of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), fats that the body can burn off quickly for an instant burst of energy.
Better yet, this healthy and delicious oil is super versatile.
Here are just a few of the culinary uses for coconut oil to get you into the cooking, baking, or smoothie-making spirit:
- As a dairy-free butter substitute in baking
- As a substitute for vegetable oils in any cooking (perfect in a stir fry or quick sauté)
- Blended into hot tea to speed recovery from cold or flu
- To make your own (easy) vegan chocolate desserts
- In a supercharged and energy-boosting smoothie
- In bulletproof coffee
- As a spread on toast
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