Posts tagged coconut oil
Five Easy Ways to Get the Benefits Coconut Everyday

It wasn't all that long ago when the association of coconut was as gooey sugary filling in a chocolate bar, topping on a sundae or a drink you sipped on a beach with a cocktail umbrella. Not a nut, but a fruit, the coconut has big health benefits which have turned this tropical delight into a mainstream food ingredient.

The fruit or meat of the coconut contains electrolytes like potassium and minerals such as iron. Fiber is also abundant which means you feel full faster. It also aids digestion. The plant oils in the coconut meat are considered beneficial to health since they are burned as energy in the liver before being digested and turning into fat. Coconut meat also contains lauric acid which helps boost immunity.

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How To Use Coconut Oil And Coconut Butter

Coconut butter, coconut oil and a ketogenic diet all support a love of fat for energy and health.

We're used to seeing it in desserts, body lotion and face lotion but awareness of coconut butter is increasing due to its lovable taste and texture. The nutritional profile is comparable to coconut oil, but instead of being all fat, it has fiber, protein potassium, magnesium and iron.

Like coconut oil, you're also getting the much talked about medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which research suggests have many health benefits. These fatty acids have been linked to better thinking ability and memory, weight loss, emotional balance, gut balance, better nutrient absorption and digestion, and heart health. Lauric acid, an MCT, is also touted for it's antimicrobial properties. 

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