A Few Cool Reasons to Choose Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is made of 90% saturated fat. The kind of fat that we have been avoiding for decades because of fear that it would cause heart disease. Saturated fat in coconut oil has a different molecular structure that makes it beneficial to include in your diet. It is made up of medium chained (MCTs) saturated fats that are metabolized differently than other long chained saturated fats. They go straight to the liver from the digestive tract, where they are used as a quick source of energy or turned into so-called ketone bodies, which can have therapeutic effects on brain disorders like epilepsy and Alzheimer’s.
Coconut oil also has antibacterial properties so it can be used as a naturally moisturizing cleanser and can help with acne. It can also be used as a sunscreen because it assists with blocking out 20 percent of the harmful sunrays because of the MCTs, so it protects and heals the skin at the same time.
Try to find less processed and refined brands in its most natural form.