Posted on July 24, 2012 by Kyleen Keenan | 1 Comment
There are many stereotypes about fats in general, let alone saturated fats. We talk with a lot of people who are concerned with fat content because of the misconception that fat contributes to weight gain. We'd like to clear that up that not all fats are created equal, In fact, coconut oil is profoundly healthy for you and actually contributes to weight loss, not weight gain. In the last years it has become even more popular because of its treatment for cognitive diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia. Here are 4 reasons to add more coconut oil to your diet.
• Increases your metabolism & promotes a lean body and weight loss
Coconut oil contains Medium Chain Triglycerides or MCT's which are fats that are easily digested and immediately burned by your liver for energy, like carbohydrates without the inulin spike, BOOSTING your metabolism and helping your body USE FAT FOR ENERGY as opposed to storing it. HENCE, becoming leaner)
• Supports your immune system - Nearly 50% of the fat found in coconut oil is lauric acid, which is considered a miracle compound because our bodies convert lauric acid into monolaurin which has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-protozoa properties.
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