#2 Superfood Status
There are tons of studies confirming that coconut oil is a super-healthy food, but what gives it its nutritional benefit? Some researchers say that it is the Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFAs) that give it the health benefits. MCFAs are an excellent energy source as they turn quickly from fat to fuel, in a 3-step process as opposed to a 26-step process.
Coconut oil is also 91% healthy saturated fats. For a long time, people believed that all saturated fats were bad. Nutritionists are starting to realize how important saturated fats can be to a diet. Not only is coconut oil delicious, it is high in health saturated fats, has anti-microbial properties, and is quickly converted to energy.