Nearly 50 percent of the fat in coconut oil is of a type rarely found in nature called lauric acid, a “miracle” compound because of its unique health promoting properties. Your body converts lauric acid into monolaurin, which has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-protozoa properties.
Coconut oil is also nature’s richest source of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), also called medium-chain triglycerides or MCTs. By contrast, most common vegetable or seed oils are comprised of long chain fatty acids (LCFAs), also known as long-chain triglycerides or LCTs.
LCTs are large molecules, so they are difficult for your body to break down and are predominantly stored as fat.
But MCTs, being smaller, are easily digested and immediately burned by your liver for energy — like carbohydrates, but without the insulin spike. MCTs actually boost your metabolism and help your body use fat for energy, as opposed to storing it, so it can actually help you become leaner.
Health Benefits of Coconut Oil Include:
- Promoting your heart health
- Promoting weight loss when and if you need it
- Supporting your immune system health
- Supporting a healthy metabolism
- Providing you with an immediate energy source
- Helping to keep your skin healthy & youthful looking
- Supporting proper functioning of your thyroid gland
Make sure you are purchasing Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil! The only ingredient it should contain is Coconut Oil, nothing else!
I personally eat 1 to 2 tablespoons per day. (1 tbsp. with my morning meal and 1 tbsp. with my afternoon meal)
Health and Happiness,