Benefits of Coconut Oil

By: Joy Kemp | Healthy Living Director
On: November 02, 2015

Coconut oil is considered the new superfood, but it’s actually been consumed for thousands of years in tropical cultures and positive research on the health benefits of it has existed for decades. MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides) in coconut oil are converted into energy rather than stored as fat, and have been studied for their potential in supporting heart and metabolic health. Lauric acid & caprylic acid, both MCTs, are converted into monolaurin, which has been studied for its antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties. It’s been shown to have therapeutic effects on brain disorders, such as epilepsy and Alzheimer’s. In a 2006 study, consumption of MCTs led to immediate improvement in brain function in patients with milder forms of Alzheimer’s. As the holidays near, try this fudge recipe. It’s definitely my favorite way to incorporate coconut oil in my diet.

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