Not All Coconut Oil is Created Equal: How to Choose the Right Coconut Oil

28 Jan

Happy Monday!

I was going to share this post with you yesterday but the power went out to our building. I had to leave my groceries in the car to keep them cold and walk up 17 flights of stairs in the dark. It was an adventure to say the least.

Anyway, as many of you know, I’ve been eating Paleo since August and I’ve been using coconut oil ever since. I initially heard rave reviews about how great coconut oil is and how wonderful it makes your food taste. Well, that wasn’t really my experience. Turns out, there’s a HUGE difference between coconut oils. So I made a video for you, explaining the difference and what to look for/avoid when it comes to choosing a coconut oil.

Coconut oil can be used to cook, saute and fry in place of butter and shortening. You can use it for baking, too. OH and I just found out that it can help keep colds and even the flu at bay because it contains lauric acid. Lauric acid converts to monolauri to fight for your immune system.

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Enjoy and I hope this video gives you a little more insight into which type of coconut oil to choose and spares you from making the mistake I did.


~ Kate

*Disclaimer: I’m not trying to bash/promote a specific brand. These are my opinions based on a some research.

Amanda Campbell
Amanda Campbell

Thanks Kate! This was super informative. I'm in Canada so the brands are totally different - but your advice was awesome. I'm definitely on the hunt for some good-quality coconut oil now. :-)


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