Coconut Oil: A Real Power House
One of the few foods classified as a “superfood”, coconut oil has a unique combination of fatty acids which can have a very positive effect on your overall health.
Coconut oil is high in healthy saturated fats that are different from other fats in your daily diet. The saturated fats in coconut oil can actually help you burn fat and also improve your brain power by providing it with quick energy. They also can help reduce your risk of heart disease by raising the good HDL cholesterol in your blood.
Most fatty acids are called long-chain triglycerides whereas the fatty acids in coconut oil are medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). When consumed, MCTs go straight to the liver where they are used as a quick source of energy or turned into ketones.
Research shows that ketones can have powerful effects on the brain and can also treat epilepsy, Alzheimer's and other brain related conditions.
Health Benefits of Coconut Oil
Burn Away Unwanted Fat
The MTCs in coconut oil can increase how many calories you burn daily.
Kill Harmful Microorganisms
The fatty acid in coconut oil is made up of 12-carbon lauric acid. When digested, lauric acid forms a substance called monolaurin. Both lauric acid and monolaurin can kill harmful pathogens like staphylococcus aureus and fungi like the yeast Candida albicans which is a common cause of yeast infections in humans.
Reduce Your Appetite
The fatty acids in coconut oil can help you lose weight overtime by reducing your appetite.
In a nutshell, coconut oil is a superfood with many applications.
- Travis Gittens