When it comes to oils, this is one of the healthiest oils you can find and if you have a copy of my Real Food for Real Fat Loss Plan – you will notice that I talk about coconut oil quite a lot.
Without getting too technical, coconut oil contains two types of fatty acids known as lauric fatty acid and caprylic fatty acid. Don’t let fatty acid scare you, it’s actually a good thing. These fatty acids are known for their antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Woahhh! Slow down, Trudy. What the H@#L are you talking about?
Antimicrobial (in accordance with Wikipedia) is a substance that kills or inhibits the growth of microorganisms like bacteria, fungi and protozoans…kind of like a disinfectant for the body. Antiviral is more like an antibiotic type of thing, used to treat viral infections.
Keep in mind, coconut oil promotes healthy HDL (the good cholesterol) in your body. There is serious talk of coconut oil being promoted as a fat loss product as it is considered a healthy oil. And research is currently being done to determine the exact effects.
Contrary to popular belief …you can cook with coconut oil, whilst previous articles I