A really helpful summary of Coconut Oil. I’ve been encouraged to use this in my cooking instead of pretty much every other type of oil. As you can see, the benefits are numerous!
Unadulterated virgin coconut oil contains a number of beneficial medium chain triglycerides (MCT), including:
- Lauric acid
- Myristic acid
- Capric acid
- Oleic acid
- Linoleic acid
Just so there’s no confusion, yes, coconut oil is a saturated fat. But because of its unique “medium chain” molecular structure, you need not worry about packing on the pounds.
MCT’s are unlike other unsaturated fats in that they provide many of the crucial metabolic constituents needed to burn fat, maintain healthy body weight, boost energy and immune system function, regulate thyroid activity, fight fatigue and absorb vital nutrients. And among all of the pro-health compounds inherent to coconut oil, Lauric acid is clearly the most promising and significant.
MCT’s As An Energy Source:
The good news doesn’t stop there, however. MCT’s, especially those in coconut oil, are not stored in the way that other saturated fats are. Rather, they are immediately metabolized by…
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