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Nutrition

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil + Easy Coconut Oil Boosted Recipes

November 9 2018

Regularly consuming coconut oil can have positive effects on nearly every part of the body. Because the fats in coconut oil are converted through the liver, the brain is supplied with a very efficient source of energy that, according to recent studies, could act as a natural treatment method for Alzheimer's disease.

Arthritis and joint inflammation can also be managed by taking coconut oil thanks to its antioxidants. It has even been shown to increase brain function and boost the immune system. Just a few tablespoons per day may help improve overall health.

Why California Gold Nutrition Organic Virgin Coconut Oil?

California Gold Nutrition Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is cold-pressed and unrefined. It has a light coconut scent and flavor, making it a perfect addition to any diet but also for topical uses. This non-GMO product contains no hexane or pesticides, and it's certified organic by Quality Assurance International as well as USDA organic.

Check out some unique ways that coconut oil can be used below.

Coconut Oil and Boosting Energy

Combine 1 tablespoon of coconut oil with 1/2 tablespoon of chia seeds and spread on a slice of bread for an energy boost. Another great way to get some extra energy is by blending a spoonful of coconut oil and a natural sweetener into a cup of coffee. The oil's quick-burning fats can double as an energy booster alongside the caffeine. Plus, it's a rich, creamy alternative to dairy creamers.

Healthy Coconut Chocolate Fondue

Those with a bit of a sweet tooth will love chocolate coconut fondue, which melts together 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and 2 cups of dark chocolate and results in a mixture that's perfect for coating fresh fruits.

Coconut Oil for Baking

Coconut oil can also be used to replace unhealthy fats when baking. Use it to grease pans and baking sheets or as a substitute for butter or vegetable oil in recipes.

Coconut Oil for Cooking

Rather than using olive oil or vegetable oil when sauteing or frying dinner, try coconut oil instead. The healthy saturated fats in the oil allow it to have a high smoke point.

Homemade Coconut Mayo

For a more unconventional use of coconut oil, blend it into a homemade mayonnaise spread. Combine four egg yolks, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard in a blender. Slowly add 1 cup melted coconut oil and 1/2 cup olive oil while still blending. Once the mixture is smooth, serve and enjoy!

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