Coconut oil is a product derived from the coconut.
It's frequently used as a topical moisturizer and can help make your skin look and feel great.
Using it in your smoothies is a great way to get some good fats in you and add a slight coconut-flavor to your drink. A teaspoon or tablespoon is plenty for pretty much any drink and you can add it to pretty much any recipe without ruining the flavor.
Is coconut oil good for you?
There's over 1,700 studies published on coconut oil as of this writing.
Using it in different ways, the studies generally agree that coconut oil helps with:
- Skin dryness
- Increasing metabolic rate
- Decreasing fat mass
- Increasing fat oxidation
- Improving insulin sensitivity in diabetics
- Lowering total cholesterol
- Weight loss
Summed up, coconut oil is pretty awesome. We've been using for a long time, and it's about time it gets the recognition it deserves.