#40 - COCONUT OIL - ONE OF THE BEST FATS YOU CAN EAT
Not all saturated fats are bad for you - in fact, the ones that occur naturally like coconut oil and butter, are the best fats to cook with and eat.
Well, coconut oil is rich in LAURIC ACID which is converted to monolaurin in the body. Monolaurin has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-protozoal properties. It actually destroys fat/lipid coated viruses such HIV, herpes, measles, and influenza virus.'
Coconut oil is rich in medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) which stimulate your metabolism, are easily digested, and are readily converted to energy rather than stored as fat.
Perhaps most fascinating about coconut oil is the research being done for Alzheimer's disease. Ketone bodies, an alternative fuel for your brain that your body makes when digesting coconut oil, might offer profound benefits in Alzheimer's disease. Ketones help restore and renew the neurons and nerve function in the brain, hence improving cognitive function. For more information on this topic, please check out www.coconutketones.com and the work of Dr Mary Stewart.
Here is one saturated fat you should not ignore!