Liquid Coconut Oil vs. "Solid" Coconut Oil

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Discover the difference between the two kinds of liquid coconut oil and which one is better for you. Coconut oil in its liquid form provides a variety of health benefits and is extremely versatile.

Discover the difference between the two kinds of liquid coconut oil and which one is better for you. Coconut oil in its liquid form provides a variety of health benefits and is extremely versatile.

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  • 1. What’s the Difference?
  • 2. Liquid Coconut Oil Can Refer to Two Different Products
  • 3. Liquid Coconut Oil Can Refer to Two Different Products 1. MCT Oil
  • 4. Liquid Coconut Oil Can Refer to Two Different Products 1. MCT Oil 2. Real coconut oil in its liquid form.
  • 5. MCT (Medium-Chain Triglyceride) Oil This is a coconut oil derivative, also known as fractionated coconut oil. It is not naturally occurring, requiring the removing of certain fatty acids so that the oil remains liquid even when it hasn’t reached its melting point.
  • 6. MCT (Medium-Chain Triglyceride) Oil Perhaps this sounds appealing to some—oil without the fat!—but it’s those fatty acids that make coconut oil so popular and grants it many of its natural health benefits.
  • 7. Coconut Oil in Its Liquid Form Coconut oil is harvested from coconuts. It is 92% saturated fat—the highest saturation of any fat—but it’s the fat that has so many people talking.
  • 8. Coconut Oil in Its Liquid Form Saturated fat has long been associated with heart disease and other problems, but the blanket criticism of saturated fat may have been hasty.
  • 9. Coconut Oil in Its Liquid Form Coconut oil’s fats are medium-chain fatty acids, meaning they are more easily digested and contribute to energy production.
  • 10. Coconut Oil in Its Liquid Form Most of the fatty acid consists of lauric acid (around 44%) which is found in human breast milk. It has been proven to lower blood pressure and cholesterol and strengthen the immune system.
  • 11. More Benefits of Coconut Oil in Liquid Form Genuine coconut oil can appear as either a solid or a liquid, depending on how it is stored: below 76 degrees and it appears more like butter. Past 76 degrees and it resembles oil.
  • 12. More Benefits of Coconut Oil in Liquid Form But in either form, coconut oil provides a variety of benefits to users, including:
  • 13. More Benefits of Coconut Oil in Liquid Form Weight loss. Coconut oil is heavy in saturated fat, but that fat promotes energy production and increases the body’s metabolism.
  • 14. More Benefits of Coconut Oil in Liquid Form Antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. Coconut oil has amazing properties that fight off bacteria, fungal and other infections.
  • 15. More Benefits of Coconut Oil in Liquid Form When applied to the skin, they can help soothe burns and promote healing in wounds while staving off infections. It can also treat eczema, acne and ringworm.
  • 16. More Benefits of Coconut Oil in Liquid Form Skin and Hair care. Coconut oil can be used to treat skin issues like eczema, acne and ringworm. It makes a terrific skin lotion and can help pregnant women with stretch marks.
  • 17. More Benefits of Coconut Oil in Liquid Form Coconut oil has also long been used to treat a variety of hair problems, from split ends to dandruff to lice.
  • 18. Uses for Liquid Coconut Oil Real coconut oil is especially popular because it is so versatile. It can be used as a:
  • 19. Uses for Liquid Coconut Oil Butter substitute. Use it instead of butter for baking, or as a spread for toast.
  • 20. Uses for Liquid Coconut Oil Cooking oil. Use it in place of other cooking oils.
  • 21. Uses for Liquid Coconut Oil Natural laundry detergent, body soap and deoderant. Many people use coconut oil recipes to create natural alternatives to store-bought hygiene products.
  • 22. Look for Coconut Oil Recipes Online Check out these sources for coconut oil recipes and tips on how to cook and bake using pure liquid coconut oil: 1. 2. 3. http://www.betterbodyfoods.com/liquid-coconut-oil/ http://www.deliciousobsessions.com/2013/04/eat-more-coconut-oil115-delicious-real-food-coconut-oilrecipes/ http://www.mommypotamus.com/how-to-make-pure-coconut-oil-soap-for-cleansing-and-laundry/