Friday, November 28, 2008

Nutrition Notes: Coconut Oil



Coconut oil, in its natural, non-hydrogenated form, is an extremely healthy food. This medium chain fatty acid is burned as energy, stimulates metabolism, and supports healthy thyroid function. Forty percent of these fatty acids are in the form of lauric acid which boosts immunity and destroys harmful bacteria and viruses. Coconut oil is also a rich source of caprylic acid which is anti-fungal, thus helping with candida yeast overgrowth.