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Coconut oil is a fantastic ingredient that not only tastes great but also has a wide range of uses. From cooking and baking to skin care and hair treatments, coconut oil is a true all-rounder. Since I started eating ketogenic, I used coconut oil for just about everything. I can not live without! In this article you will discover 7 useful and fun facts about coconut oil and we will show you how you can use this versatile product in your daily life. Read on and be amazed!

Health benefits of coconut oil

Coconut oil is known for its health benefits. It contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are easily absorbed by the body and provide quick energy. In addition, coconut oil has antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties, which means it can have a beneficial effect on overall health.

Cooking and baking with coconut oil

Coconut oil is perfect for cooking and baking because of its high smoke point. This means it can withstand high temperatures, making it ideal for frying, stir-frying and roasting. Moreover, it gives dishes a delicious tropical taste.

NB! I myself love healthy, natural unprocessed coconut oil and I always have a mega jar of coconut oil from Holland & Barret at home (920 g). This is often on offer. Unprocessed also means that this coconut oil still tastes like coconut. I love that myself, but if you don't like it, go for a coconut oil with a neutral taste. The Royal Green Org Coconut Cream Extra Virgin (1400 ml) is also super tasty, but slightly more expensive. Vita Coco Coconut Oil (750 ml) is also a great jar, by the way.

Coconut oil test

Healthy substitute for butter

Replace butter with coconut oil in your recipes to make them healthier. Coconut oil contains less saturated fat than butter and offers a delicious creamy texture. It works great in cakes, biscuits and even on toast!

Coconut oil for your skin

Coconut oil is a great natural alternative to commercial skin care products. It has moisturizing properties and can help reduce dry skin, eczema and acne. Apply directly to the skin or use as a base for homemade scrubs and lotions. You can also shave with it.

Coconut oil for your skin

makeup remover

Forgo those harsh makeup removers and switch to coconut oil. It seriously removes makeup effortlessly, even waterproof mascara, while leaving your skin hydrated at the same time. Simply swipe a little coconut oil on your face and rinse with water.

Coconut oil is good for your hair

Do you want shiny and healthy hair? Coconut oil is your savior! Apply to your hair as a deep conditioning treatment and leave on for a few hours (or even overnight) before rinsing. You will be amazed at the softness and shine it gives to your locks.

Healthy oral care

Last but not least, coconut oil can also promote your oral health. Oil pulling, an ancient Ayurvedic technique of swishing coconut oil in your mouth and drawing it through your teeth, can help reduce plaque, freshen your breath and promote healthy gums.

Here tells Dr. Hansaji Yogendra more about coconut oil and her view on its benefits.

Long story short

Coconut oil is truly a panacea that you can use in countless ways. From cooking and baking to skin care and oral care, this versatile product offers endless possibilities. Get a jar of coconut oil at home and discover its many benefits and uses for yourself.

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