how to Consume Coconut Oil and How Much Coconut Oil You Should Consume
In our previous article we discussed various types of coconut oil and how to choose the right one for you. In this article we will be taking more about how much coconut oil should be consumed and how to use it in the most effective way.
Whenever I tell anyone about the benefits of coconut oil, the first question that come up with is how much of it should be consumed and is it ok to use it daily. It is absolutely important to use this oil on a daily basis. It can be used for cooking, for baking, added to smoothies tea coffee etc.
There is no universally acceptable answer to this question however experts recommend consuming 1 to 3 tablespoons of this oil daily. Studies have shown that consuming around 10 to 20 grmas of this daily is ideal to obtain its health benefits. For people with extra pounds on them, reduce this dosage a bit while skinny people can slightly increase it as well. For more information on the quantity you should consume daily, refer to the video below where an expert outlines some really interesting characteristics of this oil.
Now let us talk about how to use this ultra beneficial oil. As mentioned above it can be consumed in many ways. I have tries to up with a list of some of its use which by no means is exhaustive. Lets have a look.
1. Ways to use it as a food
Coconut oil does not get impacted by high temperature unlike most other oils. Therefore it can be used as a replacement of your normal cooking oil in which you cook or bake the food. It has relatively low solidying temperature point which means that it solidifies easily. If the oil is in solid state, it can be used as butter on toast and eaten this way. It can also be added to smoothies or in beverages like tea and coffee. Just add one tablespoon of this oil to make your drink full of energy. It can also be used for frying eggs, popping popcorns, baking sweet potatoes etc. Another interesting usage of this oil is with grilled sandwiches. Eliminating butter from your grilled sandwiches and replacing it with this oil will add the nutritional value without compromising much on the taste.
2. Uses as a skin care product
The most important use of this oil for the purpose of skin care is as a make up remover. It takes away the itchiness leaving a fresh moisturised face. Men can also use it as shaving lotion for getting a close shave. It can also be used as a highliter. Just apply some amount of it on your cheekbones post wearing the makeup to get that ultimate look. It can also be used a natural body scrub by combining it with sugar. Coconut oil can also be used as a lip care balm. Just apply it directly to your lips to get rid or chapped lip condition. For pregnant women, applying this oil twice a day helps in keeping the skin moisturised which prevents stretch marks from coming up. It can also be used on the scalp and hair to avoid hairfall and dandruff. Just take one tablespoon of this oil and mix some salt in it. Apply the solution on your dry feet and feel the difference.
There are various other uses of this oil and certain special recipes that we will try to compile for you in our future articles.