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Hi, this is Sunday from Nutritional Designs. Thanks for joining me today. I want to kind of talk about coconut oil today. It’s something that is very, very popular, very trendy.
Years ago coconut caught a lot of bad press, and now we’ve kind of really dispelled all of that, and we are really embracing all these amazing benefits of coconut oil and what coconut oil has to offer.
Now if you walk into a store and you see different options there, there are differences from different types of coconut oil. And there’s different refining processes. So when you’re looking at a coconut oil, if you’re looking for a healthy, therapeutic benefit. Say you want an oil pull with a coconut oil. Or say you want to use a coconut oil that you heard was really, really great for brain health or memory. Or a coconut oil to help with weight loss, or some of these other aspects where we want to use a coconut oil.
Hands down, it has to be an unrefined coconut oil. Also, known as virgin coconut oil. That’s literally how you’ll see it listed on the label, so unrefined, healthy, therapeutic purpose. Now, you can do some baking and cooking and some light things with coconut oil, that’s unrefined, it is still stable enough to be used in temperatures up to about 350 or so. But, if you’re going higher, and you’re going into a frying state, or you want to pop popcorn or you want to do something else in coconut oil, which brings amazing flavor to things that you are making, you can’t do unrefined, you have to go to a refined.
A refined coconut oil is not going to have necessarily all those healthy therapeutic purposes, but it is definitely going to be very stable with high heat. So you can literally go up to about 450 degrees, so that’s why it’s so great for doing frying or doing popping of popcorn or something with a higher temperature. Then we’re going to go refined.
Now there are other types of coconut oils, like liquid forms, fractionated, you’ll see some of those different terminologies. Now, granted they are not as amazing as the unrefined solid coconut oil that is solid at room temperature, but they do have other purpose and to me they are healthier than vegetables oils if you want to say.
So, a liquid coconut oil to me is really great to use as a carrier oil if you’re doing essential oils, which I happen to love and I use my coconut oil, my liquid coconut oil little roller bottles and add my different essential oils to those.
So, that can be something from that perspective. So, health therapeutic purpose, always unrefined or virgin coconut oil, that’s what you have to look for. Refined is going to be for that high heat, high temperature type of cooking that you might be doing. And then the liquids, I would save for things like, they can be used in some food factors as well, cause they’re safe enough to do that way, but also very, very good as a carrier oil when you are utilizing essential oils.
Alright? So there you have it. Coconut oil kind of made a little bit simpler. Hopefully that dispels any confusion that you might have when you go shopping.
Alright? Until then, be well.