Health Benefits of Coconut Oil


A great post about the benefits of coconut oil by Courtney Ellis!

REAL FOOD LOVERS

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Nice coconuts!

I think all real food is super food, but coconut oil really does live up to all the hype and can be genuinely classified as a superfood!

Its unique combination of fatty acids gives coconut oil its amazing health properties. These fatty acids are termed Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT’s) and are actually very rare in our food chain.

Coconut oil, and all saturated fats have been demonised in the past, but now many health experts (myself included) consider saturated fats to be natural and harmless to humans, and especially the saturated fats from coconut oil.

Some of the known benefits of coconut oil are:

Antimicrobial- due to the lauric acid in coconut oil which acts to inhibit the energy production of various pathogens such as Helicobacter pylori and Candida Albicans.

Thermogenic and fat loss- coconut oil increases the metabolic rate by assisting in the conversion of thyroid…

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