Coconut Oil and Diabetes: The Vitamin F for Diabetics
Coconut oil and diabetes? Coconut oil is the world’s most concentrated source of natural Vitamin F, ideal for diabetics. But I’m not talking aboutessential fatty acids (EFA).
I’m referring to medium chain fatty acids (MCFA), the one-of-a-kind and rare fat molecules abundantly found in coconut oil.
Almost all the fats you consume, probably at least 98 percent, are composed of long chain fatty acids (LCFA). Coconut oil is one of the very few natural sources of MCFAs in the world.
Your cells need a constant supply of glucose and fatty acids to stay alive and power metabolic functions. Insulin is key because it functions like a key to a locked door. Without insulin, glucose can’t enter your cells to feed them.
If there isn’t enough insulin (Type 1) or cells have become insulin resistant (Type 2), well, cells eventually weaken and die. Type 1 and 2 are the two main types of diabetes with Type 2 accounting for roughly 95% of all cases.
MCFAs are ideal for diabetics because they can feed cells even without insulin. You heard right! It doesn’t matter if your body is not producing adequate insulin or your cells are insulin resistant, MCFA-rich coconut oil can still nourish your cells just fine.
But coconut oil doesn’t stop at just being able to feed cells.
MCFAs help improve insulin secretion and sensitivity, and glucose tolerance. Coconut oil assists in regulating blood sugar as well.
Coconut oil is the Vitamin F(at) every diabetic and non-diabetic alike is sure to benefit from, big time.