Since the word “fat” is often associated with being overweight, there’s a common misconception that all fats are bad. In reality, that’s far from the case; in fact, some fats are necessary and some can even be amazingly good for you. One source of these wonderful, “good fats” is coconut oil.
So what makes coconut oil a “good fat”? For starters, the coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), which are more easily converted into energy than many other fats. While most fats go through a process that requires twenty-six steps to be converted into energy, these MCFAs require only three steps. They’re relatively easy to digest and, because they’re processed by the liver, they become energy immediately after the liver does its work.
There are many, many more benefits of coconut oil than are listed here, but we’re taking you through some of the best benefits of adding coconut oil to your diet:
Now that you know a few of the (many!) benefits of coconut oil: how can you start adding it to your diet? One of the easiest ways to incorporate coconut oil into your diet is to use it as a substitute for your usual cooking oils. However, coconut oil should not be consumed in excessive amounts (as it still has a lot of calories per ounce) and isn’t the best choice for high-temperature cooking. Beyond that, it’s great tasting and is an excellent addition!