Coconut Oil: the Healthy Trend in Cooking!

Tuesday, 05. May 2015

Coconut Oil: the Healthy Trend in Cooking!

Coconut oil has been all the rage in Europe lately. Not only is it a food that reminds us of being on holiday, it is also great for the brain! It consists of about 90 percent saturated fatty acids (which is why it is solid at room temperature). Contrary to the way this sounds, coconut oil is very healthy!

Saturated fatty acids are not bad for your health? No, only the long-chain fatty acids, which cost a lot of time and energy to digest are unhealthy. These long-chain fatty acids become unhealthy when heated as they turn into a trans fat form. Coconut oil has mainly medium chain fatty acids, which the liver uses directly for its energy supply. The body even converts these medium chain acids directly into so-called ketones, and sends them into the bloodstream, where they remain for hours. This increased mental performance. No other fat or oil delivers so many medium chain fatty acids as coconut oil!

Our brain cells need the right fats to work well and to stay as healthy as possible (The body also needs polyunsaturated fatty acids that can be supplemented with rapeseed oil, hemp oil, walnut oil etc.).

Coconut oil - the best quality, cold-pressed coconut oil can simply be spread on bread and crackers or eaten with a spoon. In mayonnaises and dressings, replace half of the conventional oil with (heated, liquid) coconut oil. In a liquid form it is also suitable for use in desserts, soups, shakes, smoothies or cereal - it has a light coconut flavor and is a real taste enrichment.

In addition, the white to yellowish coconut oil works perfectly for roasting, baking and stewing almost all dishes. It does not burn or smoke until just below 200 degrees Celsius. Fying food in coconut oil adds a very mild, very fine coconut flavor that is perfect with savory pancakes, vegetable stir fries or pasta. There  also pre-mixed coconut oil spice blends on the market that are both delicious and healthy! Enjoy your meal!