Coconut oil may already have a solid place in your beauty routine (whether you’re using it to replace your mouthwash or make your hair grow faster), but the multitasker‘s perks are more than skin deep.
Using it as a cooking staple is an easy way to get an extra dose of healthy fats, and it’s been shown to help raise good cholesterol levels (HDL) and lower harmful triglycerides in the blood. According to renowned nutritionist Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN, there are even some studies that suggest that it could help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
Okay, so the benefits are pretty obvious. Now the big question: How do you use coconut oil alongside your olive and avocado oils? Here, Glassman shares her tips on how to incorporate it into your diet—besides Bulletproof-style spiking your coffee, that is.