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ERIN MEAGHER - COCONUT OIL for HEALTH

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Extra virgin coconut oil is comprised of medium chain triglycerides, or MCTs, that you could say are the proprietary secrets of plant based saturated fats. The most recognizable of all the MCTs is lauric acid. Besides extra virgin coconut oil, lauric acid is found in breast milk. Rich in antioxidants, lauric acid and other MCTs, coconut oil helps the body absorb important nutrients and minerals, eliminate harmful bacteria, and fight the signs of aging.Professional athletes have long been using coconut oil as fuel to build lean muscle. Additionally, adding coconut oil to a smoothie, can increase your feeling of fullness and stabilize blood sugar for longer periods of time. Some people have even reported the ability to burn more fat and achieve greater weight loss after the use of extra virgin coconut oil.Mediterranean diets receive lots of attention but the people of the Mediterranean are not the only ones with a healthy diet. In tropical countries where coconut oil has been consumed daily for hundreds of years, there are fewer cases of obesity, heart disease, cancer, and other illnesses, than reported in the US.Lastly,research is looking at connection between extra virgin coconut oil and brain function.Glucose inhibitors can limit the amount of energy to the brain, causing a decrease in cognitive function. Consuming regular amounts of coconut oil can lead to ketone production.Ketones take over when glucose is not present, and help restore brain activity.www.kelapo.com,

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