Wellness Tip: Coconut oil fad
March 13, 2015
Coconut oil has become a hugely popular health fad. It is high in saturated fat, but this flavorful oil contains medium chain triglycerides, which are easily broken down by the liver, producing an easy and excellent source of energy that does not get stored as excess fat. The medium chain triglycerides help to increase the good cholesterol, making it heart healthy. This is just one of the many health benefits that coconut oil has to offer. Enjoy a scoop of solid, organic, non-refined coconut oil blended into a smoothie. It can also replace regular butter for cooking eggs and spreading on to a slice of toast. Coconut oil can even be blended or stirred into your morning cup of coffee.
Janet Lott, RN
Diabetes and Wellness Coordinator at The Memorial Hospital at Craig