Switching this one out will make a huge difference in your health. Simply choose a raw coconut oil- this means it hardens at room temperature, or a cold pressed olive oil. There are a couple of things you need to know about each one so that you do not waste your money.
With coconut oil there is a difference in how it is processed to leave the most nutrients in tact as possible. If you see any “yellowing” at the bottom, this is not the process you want. So choose a good one! The Coconut Treat (yes it’s a treat) brand is the one I have researched and love because it smells and tastes SO much better than any I have tried (and I have tried a lot). It is SO good. The owner knows what he is doing and done his research to provide only the best. This oil is processed in such a way that all the nutrients are lift intact.
Here are some coconut oil treat recipes!
For more recipes to make with coconut and olive oil check out the Food Recipes Page.
With olive oil….I have taken a picture to give you a comparison. You want a dark olive green color, NOT the golden color you are used to with canola oil. You can see the difference of the olive oils in the picture. First cold pressed, organic is what you want. Otherwise it has been processed and stripped and is just as bad for you as the vegetable/canola oil.
Just start cooking and using these in place any recipes that call for oil, you will not taste a difference! Or in some cases it will make it better. But a warning- you do not want to heat olive oil )as in cooking on the stove- baking is fine) because then it becomes toxic and looses its nutritional value. If you need to heat an oil, use Coconut Oil instead.
If you are making a sweet bread, I would use all coconut oil and it makes it taste better. For savory or any other recipes I use olive oil if I don’t want it sweet. And if you want to “neutralize” any taste in any recipe use a half and half ratio and you will not be able to tell a difference- half coconut oil half olive oil.