There are so many ways to add coconut oil into your diet. In fact, coconut oil is the only recommended healthy fat when you are on a vegan, gluten-free, paleo, ketogenic or raw food diet. Don’t think the coconut oil is just for “special” diets though as it can be used in a regular diet or meal plan.
You can use it as a supplement and ingest it straight up from a spoon. But there are so many ways to incorporate coconut oil into your diet without even you noticing it!
The best way to add coconut oil into your diet subtly is through cooking! Just use coconut oil as cooking oil, substitute it for butter when baking chocolate brownies or any other baked goods and even stir-fry! We have some delicious and healthy recipes listed on the blog and on Pinterest.
Health experts recommend taking coconut oil during breakfast or as part of one’s first meal because it boosts metabolism and gives energy throughout the day. This is why you can add coconut oil in oatmeal or better yet, your coffee! The secret to adding coconut oil in liquid drinks like coffee, tea or smoothies is to blend it in, not just stir.
Here's why the quality of the coconut oil you use matters:
Coconut oil may boost your metabolism by increasing energy expenditure, raising basal body temperatures and accelerating the loss of other fats inside the body.