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Thursday, 15 March 2018

Everything you need to know about coconut oil and its benefits

Experts talk about the calories, benefits and uses in the kitchen of coconut oil. Encourage yourself to consume it too.


Although in countries such as Indonesia , the Philippines and Thailand(fruit producers) has long been used coconut oil in cooking, in Americaand Europe its use became popular only a few years ago, after celebrities such as Gisele Bündchen , Miranda Kerr and Jennifer Aniston will claim to prepare their food with him for his health benefits. 

This oil is obtained from the white pulp of the fruit and is composed of 90% saturated fats (lauric, palmitic and stearic acids), but beneficial, since they are a source of energy and the body metabolizes them quickly, "says the nutritionist E rich Tie .

In the case of our country, two types are consumed, liquid and butter (the first is refined and the second is not), and the bottle of one liter or one thousand grams, respectively, costs around S / 80.

Health benefits. By containing palmitic acid, helps maintain adequate levels of glucose in the body, as well as cholesterol in the blood, says nutritionist Sylvia Rodriguez . Likewise, the lauric acid present in this oil strengthens the immune system. That is, it fights against bacteria, fungi and viruses, avoiding the presence of infectious diseases.

Consumption. "The amount of fat recommended per day is 30 grams for men, 20 grams for women, and even less for children. Therefore, two tablespoons (each of about 13.5 g) of coconut oil would be enough for the whole day, "says nutritionist Adriana Carulla .

In the kitchen. It can be used as a liquid or butter oil. The difference is that the first is more intense, sweeter flavor, says Fernando Rondón , chef of Bistro 400. "Coconut oil resists high temperatures without the need to become a harmful fat (trans fat) for the body", assures the nutritionistSylvia Rodriguez .

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