You’ve probably heard it before: coconut oil is turned into ketones in the liver and other organs, providing an alternate energy source for cells that have become glucose intolerant. But what exactly are ketones? And if ketones are so great, why doesn’t the body make them out of other oils? Your body’s energy factory The
Coconut oil is extremely popular these days. You may use it yourself as a health supplement, for cooking, as a homemade toothpaste or deodorant ingredient, to moisturize your skin or condition your hair. Because of its antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties, many people also use coconut oil for a number of medicinal purposes. Although supplements
By Dr. Kathy Boehme The latest fad in health care, coconut oil has been attributed to numerous benefits in humans, including everything from weight loss to a boosted immune system. It is considered anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antifungal. Some studies show that topical use of coconut oil may help against bacteria and viruses in humans with
I’ve talked at length about how much I love coconut oil and how we use it dozens of different ways at our house. There are some members of our household who also get coconut oil daily, and I haven’t mentioned them much in the past: Our cat “Peneolope” and our dog “Daisy” (and currently her
Coconut oil has become quite trendy in recent years. Studies show that it has several impressive health benefits for humans. Interestingly, many people also give coconut oil to their dogs or apply it to their dogs’ fur. While most studies on coconut oil have been conducted on humans, their results may be applicable to dogs
Though coconut oil has a high saturated fat content, it is said to be good for weight loss. What are the properties of coconut oil that make it so special? For the proper utilization of anything, it is essential to have complete knowledge regarding that substance. The case is obviously the same with Coconut oil.
Fats from animal and vegetable sources provide a concentrated source of energy in the diet; they also provide the building blocks for cell membranes and a variety of hormones and hormone-like substances. Fats as part of a meal slow down absorption so that we can go longer without feeling hungry. In addition, they act as carriers for important fat- soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. Dietary fats are needed for the conversion of carotene to vitamin A, for mineral absorption and for a host of other processes.
“MCTs” are medium-chain triglycerides, a form of saturated fatty acid that has numerous health benefits, ranging from improved cognitive function to better weight management. Coconut oil is one great source of MCTs — roughly 62–65 percent of the fatty acids in coconut oil are MCTs — but recently more concentrated “MCT oils” have also been
Interest in medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) has grown rapidly over the last few years. This is partly due to the widely-publicized benefits of coconut oil, a rich source of them. Many advocates boast that medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) can aid in weight loss. In addition, MCT oil has become a popular supplement among athletes and bodybuilders. Here
There has always been a quest among dedicated housewives for the perfect cooking oil, particularly one which is healthy, stable, does not go rancid and at the same time, will be light on the wallet. However, people in the coastal areas of Asia, particularly in Southern Indiaand the Philippines, have had the answer to this
Are you looking for right kind of mayonnaise without genetically modified canola oil or even potentially problematic grapeseed oil? Instead, go with a DIY mayo that uses the best ingredients, including the healthiest fat. In other words, I strongly suggest you make up your own homemade Coconut Oil Mayonnaise. It’s chock-full of benefit-rich coconut oil and apple cider vinegar. Coconut Oil Mayonnaise Total