Did you know olive oil is bad for your health when heated on high heat, above 200-250 degrees farenheit? I didn’t until I read Thrive. Coconut oil on the other hand can be heated on high heat without turning into trans fats. Coconut oil is full of a unique form of saturated fat called medium-chain triglycerides (MCT). MCTs are converted into energy effortlessly by the liver shortly after being consumed. MCTs are easier on the pancreas, liver, and digestive system.
Coconut oil has a mild coconut flavour that disappears when heated. You can use coconut oil for many things:
-butter/margarine replacement in baking
-massaged kale salad
-greasing muffin/cake/cookie pans
The list goes on
One of my favorite exercise classes started up last night called Extreme Burn. It’s an indoor bootcamp style class that changes every week. I am feeling a bit sore today in my abs, back, lats, shoulders, and hamstrings. My quads and glutes were also burning in spin tonight, heck I think pretty much every muscle is feelin it. Here are some pictures of my recent eats.