Coconut oil has been the rage for the past few years and here it the reason why. Coconut oil is a medium chain fatty acid, along with butter and avocado oil. The medium chain fatty acids are responsible for building a healthy cell membrane-especially brain cells.
MCT’s stands for medium chain triglycerides. Coconut oil is composed of approximately 64% MCT’s. MCT’s are very easy to digest and easier on the liver compared to unrefined coconut oil. This is the big difference between the oil and refined MCT’s.
Benefits of Medium Chain Fatty Acids:
Improves Cognition and Memory
Contributes to healthy hormone levels
Has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties
Increases HDL’s and lowers LDL’s
Whether you use the unrefined organic coconut oil or the refined organic coconut MCT oil, be sure to include 1-2 TBSP/day.
BTY-While in private practice I had the opportunity to work with several Tongans from the Pacific Islands and I noticed how the women had such beautiful, glowing skin. You guessed it: Coconut Oil.
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