Coconut Oil Facts and Its Weapons of Mass Nutrition
Coconut oil facts? The truth is no dietary fat or oil can equal, let alone exceed, the health-promoting greatness of the one and only coconut oil.
The fatty acids that make up the humble coconut oil are unique and special. Only coconut oil is composed of more than two-thirds medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA). This is key!
About 98 percent of all the fats we consume are made up of long-chain fatty acids (LCFA). Soybean oil, canola oil and beef fat, just to name a few, are 100 percent LCFAs. MCFAs behave very differently from LCFAs. Their metabolism and uses are entirely dissimilar.
MCFAs are the powerhouse nutrients behind coconut oil’s incredible ability to boost your health. Unlike hard-to-digest LCFAs, your body is able to easily absorb MCFAs. Contrary to other fats, coconut oil is primarily used to generate energy, not unwanted body fat.
As soon as it leaves your stomach, coconut oil goes straight to your liver to help power metabolism. It doesn’t circulate in your bloodstream to the degree other dietary fats do. Meaning, coconut oil is not the source of the fat that collects in your fat cells and artery walls.
With or without insulin, MCFAs can feed your cells just fine. For this reason, coconut oil is one of the best foods a diabetic can eat. Wait, there’s more!
Rare MCFAs also annihilates a long list of bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, etc. Even the dreaded and apparently unbeatable SARS and AIDS viruses die in the presence of MCFA-packed coconut oil.
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