If you have never used coconut oil before, start off slowly and just assess how your body reacts to it. Introducing it in the diet too quickly can result in gastrointestinal upset and diarrhoea. Most adults can usually tolerate somewhere between 2-4 tablespoons per day, but again, see how much suits you as an individual.
There are hundreds of ways you can use coconut oil – in cooking, as part of your skincare routine, as part of flu and cold treatment, or to rub on cuts and bruises. I’ve put together a few examples of how you can use it.