Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Functional Food - Coconut Oil

"Post inspired by @ninapoo after she freaked out hearing that I would be working on a #cleaneating #recipe using COCONUT milk. Face screaming in fear Friends do not underestimate the wonders that this #superfood provides!! Many avoid coconut milk, oils, meat etc thinking saturated #fat - must steer clear!! But this is clearly not the case. It has been classified the "functional food" coz of its #health benefits beyond its #nutritional content. Smiling face with open mouth and smiling eyes The #composition of the #coconut consists of more 90% saturated fats, however all sat fats are not created equal. Sat fats found in some other oils have been artificially manipulated (assists with storing fat) while some occur naturally like coconut oil. 50% of the fat in coconut oil is made up "Lauric acid" which our bodies convert to a component called monolaurin which has anti-viral, bacterial, Protozoa properties (basically helps fight off disease and viruses) Face with medical mask Coconut oil is also natures richest source of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA's). These acids are easily digested and immediately burned by your #liver for #energy (without the #insulin spike) as opposed to long chain fatty acids (LCFA) which are larger in size and difficult for your body to break down, stored as fat (common in vegetable or seed oils) Aubergine/eggplant It is also better to cook with c.oil rather than olive oils as the components change in these oils when heat is applied. Other benefits - optimise body weight, increase #metabolism and aid #weightloss, regulate cholesterol levels, increase performance, reduces inflammation, improves insulin secretion and utilization of #blood glucose, immunity, hair and skincare...Face with 'OK' gesture goodness I could go on! For further info go to or But remember I always say this...EVERYTHING IN MODERATION!! Smiling face with smiling eyesSmiling face with smiling eyes

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