FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT COCONUT OIL & ITS HEALTH BENEFITS
Because it contains lauric acid (C12) and other medium chain fatty acids ([MCFAs]; C6, C8, C10).
Both coconut oil and mother’s milk contain medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). When MCTs are consumed, they are converted into MCFAs and medium chain monoglycerides, including monolaurin.
MCFAs provide protection to humans against infections because of their anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and antimicrobial properties. When consumed, MCTs are sent directly to the liver and immediately converted to energy, instead of being stored as body fat. Long chain fatty acids are usually deposited as fat in the body.
Coconut oil has zero trans fats.
No, because coconut oil is a stable cooking oil.
It is the natural characteristic of coconut oil to solidify when air temperature goes below 30 deg C. However, solidification does not affect the quality of coconut oil, and can be used for cooking as it immediately liquefies when heated.
Coconut oil is vegetable oil and does not contain cholesterol. Likewise, it does not increase cholesterol levels in the blood.
No, because coconut oil is not stored in body.
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