Coconut Oil

– Is easier to digest than most oils
Its medium chain fatty acids can be digested without pancreatic enzymes, or being converted to triglycerides
Can act as a quick energy boost without triggering insulin increase
– Helps with weight loss, especially if used to replace other fats and oils
I ncreases “thermogenesis”
May improve thyroid function
– Is a good source of Lauric acid which converts to monolaurin in the body
antiviral
antibacterial
• antiparasite
• – Is a good source of Caprillic acid
antifungal, helps with Candida albicans
– Is very heat stable, won’t break down with cooking as easily as other cooking oils, butter or olive oil
– Can be kept at room temperature without rancidity
– May help protect from certain types of cancer, especially if used to replace other oils
– Helps protect the skin from ultraviolet light and wrinkling
Helps prevent oxidative damage and “liver spots”
Note: it does not block ultraviolet light like sunscreen
Especially helpful if used as a food and as a lotion on skin
– Studies show it increases HDL and that virgin coconut oil may decease serum cholesterol, not increase it as previously believed.
– Contains no dangerous trans fats
– Suggested daily use: 1 – 4 tablespoons/day
Use in cooking
Spread on bread
Can be used directly by the spoonful
Use in blender drinks or mix into yogurt
Rub into skin to help promote healthier skin
– Be sure to use only virgin, non-hydrogenated coconut oil.
Hydrogenation of any oil makes it dangerous to your health
Beneficial aspects of coconut oil may be lost if it’s not virgin.
Virgin coconut oil tastes dramatically better than non-virgin

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