After years as a nutritionist being taught that coconut oil is not good for you, I have found that a hard habit to break. But, the evidence is now so overwhelming that coconut oil is a beneficial fat for us, I have been trying to get more of it in my diet. Trouble is: I can’t stand the taste of the stuff! I do know some of you absolutely lurve it though, so it must be my mad taste buds . I know one of you slathers it on her face as a moisturiser and another of you uses it as a butter-like spread on GF toast!
I have started making dessicated coconut macaroons as a sweet snack and I use quite a bit of coconut flour and coconut milk in cooking now but I just cannot bring myself to like coconut oil/butter (the solid stuff). It taints everything as far as my palate is concerned. Such a shame!
I saw this useful research/evidence-based run-down of the benefits of coconut oil today in my Inbox and thought it might be useful for some of you to make the change too if you haven’t already.
Meantime, I will keep trying the coconut oil. Any ideas for me to make it more palatable…?