But in the west, all saturated fats have been given a bad name, and for a long time this gem of a lipid was relegated to the sidelines despite its litany of benefits, including:
- Clean Fuel:
– Providing a clean source of energy, helping your body to burn fat instead of sugar as its primary fuel source.
– Boosts energy and endurance, enhancing physical and athletic performance.
- Immunity: Provides multi-faceted support for the immune system, supporting a balanced natural response to foreign microbes.
- Digestion and Absorption:
– Improves digestion and absorption of other nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
– Also improves the utilization of fatty acids and protects them from oxidation.
- Promotes Balanced Weight:
– Is lower in calories than all other fats.
– Increases metabolism, supporting a naturally healthy weight.
– Is quickly used up by the body to produce energy rather than being stored as fat.
- Blood Sugar Support:
– Improves insulin secretion and the utilization of blood glucose.
– Relieves stress on the pancreas
– Regulates glucose metabolism
- Promotes Resilient Skin, Hair, Bones and Teeth
- Heart Healthy: maintains healthy levels of good and bad fats and improves circulation
- Supports robust antioxidant activity
- Encourages balanced thyroid function
- Brain food! Coconut oil supports healthy memory and recall, mental cognition and clarity
There are literally thousands of studies on coconut oil to date, and we now know that it owes at least some of its health contributions to a host of special acids, including lauric acid, a rich and potent fatty acid abundant in human breast milk which supports stealth immunity during infancy, capric and caprilic acid, which also stimulates a healthy immune response.
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