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If you like Pina Coladas….Coconut Oil Benefits and Smoothie Recipe

 Now those of you over 35, go ahead and finish the lyric! Seriously though, what’s the deal with coconut oil and why won’t nutrition people stop talking about it.

Are you sick of hearing me talk about coconuts? Haha, well I’m pretty certain it won’t stop anytime soon because this is no fad. Why is coconut so great for active people?

Coconut oil contains special kinds of fats called MCTs (medium chain triglycerides). MCTs are much smaller than regular chain fats and are absorbed more quickly, thereby stimulating metabolism. This metabolism-boosting benefit makes coconut oil ideal for athletes and folks who want to lose weight. As a bonus, it packs some great natural energy!

Additionally, coconuts contain lauric acid which the body converts into compounds that protect us from viruses and bacteria.

Because of these unique fats, many practitioners are also recommending coconut oil to promote skin, thyroid, and brain health. Depending on weight and activity levels, I usually suggest an intake of between one and three tablespoons per day.

Check out my latest smoothie recipe here!

~Karen

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