Coconut Oil And The Benefits Of Ingesting Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)
28 Jul 2015
Dr. Fogelman’s daily “DID YOU KNOW?”
Did you know that Americans have reduced their saturated fat consumption by 10% in the last 30 years, yet obesity rates have doubled in that same amount of time?
It may come as a surprise, but eating certain foods that are high in saturated fat, such as grass fed meat, free range eggs, pure butter, avocados, raw nuts and coconut, once were thought to cause obesity, high cholesterol and heart disease. In actuality, it can reduce the risk of heart disease and even aid in weight loss.
Fatty acids are vital to the overall health of the body.
• Increases absorption of nutrients and vitamins (A, D, E and K)
•Supports cell function
•Aids in hair and skin health
•Supports better sleep
•Increases immune function
•Stimulates liver function and helps to absorb toxins
•Balances brain chemicals
•Promotes weight loss
•Helps regulate blood sugar
…and the list goes on.
Coconut oil is considered to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet! Not only is it the best oil to cook with, because it’s chemical make-up doesn’t break down with high heat, but it also has thermogenesis properties, that helps raise body temperature, which will help burn more calories from other foods ingested.
ALCHE(M)Y = mindful diet