Bruce Fife, N.D. has written several books about the properties of coconut oil. Virgin coconut oil has a rich and pleasant flavor. It can be used for baking, sauteing, frying. In our home we make popcorn with coconut oil and add sea salt… Yummy! One of my sisters read about the benefits of coconut oil an now adds it to her morning toast.
In his book, doctor Fife reports that the types of fat that are in coconut oil break down and are easily used by the body for energy production. This type of fat does not get stored in the body like other types of fat. Al Sears, MD recently reported on research studies that have helped to confirm that coconut oil can “turn your body into a fat-burning furnace,” he concludes. “Coconut oil is rich in medium-chain fatty acids, medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). Unlike longer-chain fatty acids, the medium chain fatty acids in coconut oil are tiny enough to enter your cells’ mitochondria directly. This means your cells use the fat from coconut oil for energy instantly, instead of storing it for later use,” explains Dr. Sears.
Doctor Sears also shares that coconut oil increases “good” cholesterol or HDL and lowers “bad” LDL cholesterol. It also reduces symptoms of type-2 diabetes.
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