It is a common misconception that coconut oil is bad for health. People all over the world enjoy the health benefits of using coconut oil. It is actually one of the healthiest oils you can consume. Here are the top seven reasons why you should use coconut oil as an alternative to other common cooking oils.
1. Turn it into Fats
Unlike many other common oils, such as soy (vegetable) and corn, coconut oil will not make you fat. Coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCT), which are an easy fuel for the body to burn, without turning into fat. Most other cooking oils and fats contain long chain triglycerides (LCT). LCT is usually stored as fat. Since coconut oil is an MCT, it is easier to absorb and convert into energy faster.