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Is Coconut Oil Healthy?

Hesselberg Health Hints

I have been asked a lot about Coconut oil and how healthy it is over the last few months. So hear is the Answer for everyone that wanted to know

Q: Is Coconut Oil Healthy?

A: Yes!

Coconut oil is an extremely beneficial FAT and has been called the “healthiest dietary oil on earth.”

Coconut oil is known for its lauric acid content and its immune enhancing properties.

It is great for protecting us from heart disease, cancer and other degenerative diseases, as well as for its metabolism-boosting and thyroid-supporting properties.

Coconut oil is different than most fats in that it is made up of mostly medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs). MCFA’s are quite stable and are not prone to oxidation making coconut oil a great oil to cook and bake with because it can withstand heat and also it does not need refrigeration.

MCFA’s are also digested and utilized differently than other fats in the body. They are used immediately to make energy in the body making them great for weight loss!

So I recommend to all my patients to have Coconut oil on a regular basis. It will improve your health.

Eat to Live Not Live to Eat

Dr. Hesselberg

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