Coconut oil - is there anything it can’t do? We are told coconut oil is the best thing for your hair, coconut oil is the best for your skin, coconut oil is the best thing for your teeth and now we know that coconut oil is the best thing if you are following a keto diet.
So what is the keto diet? The main principles of a keto diet include eating a low carb, medium protein and high fat diet, which puts the body into a state called ketosis. This is where the body produces ketones in the liver which are used as energy - so it burns fat instead of glucose.
Coconut Oil has many unique properties which make it well suited for a keto diet. For starters, it contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). Unlike long-chain fats, MCTs are taken up directly by the liver and converted into ketones or used as a rapid source of energy.
Coconut oil also contains a large amount of lauric acid. Some research suggests that fat sources with a higher percentage of lauric acid may produce a more sustainable level of ketosis, because it metabolizes more gradually that other kinds of MCTs.
Use as a healthy alternative to other cooking oils, this delicious, extra virgin, cold pressed coconut oil can be used in curries, stir-fries, for roasting potatoes and so much more. So whether you’re following a Keto diet or not, coconut oil is a tasty way to add a bit of goodness into your diet.