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Recipe: Raw Vegan Cheese Cake

• By Jeani-Rose Atchison

The following recipe is nutritionally dense, very rich and satisfying.

Coconut oil is one of the ingredients used which has very beneficial saturated fats. The difference between the saturated fats in meat and that in coconut is that coconut is a medium-chain saturated fatty acid as opposed to long-chain fats. Medium-chain saturates digest easily. These fatty acids do not circulate in the bloodstream like other fats. Instead, they are sent directly to the liver where they are immediately converted into energy. Medium-chain fatty acids also speed up the body’s metabolism, burning more calories and promoting weight loss.

A few more coconut oil attributes are;

It contains almost 50% lauric acid in its makeup, which is a disease-fighting fatty acid, ideal for immune-suppressed individuals

It is also very stable and contains no harmful trans-fatty acids. This makes it a desirable oil for sauteing and stir-frying. No oil is good for deep-frying.

Less coconut oil is needed in cooking. Use approximately ¼ measure less in any recipe.

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