Coconut oil used to have a bad reputation. However, over the years, 1,500 studies have proven that coconut oil has some of the best health benefits! This post is going to explore the link between coconut oil and testosterone.
The Superfood: Coconut Oil and Testosterone
Coconut oil is made from the dried coconut flesh. The medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) in the coconut are healthy. Three MCFAs make up almost 62% of the oils in coconut. These are the Caprylic acid, Lauric acid, and Capric acid. Healthy saturated fats make up 91% of the fat in coconut oil. Unlike the other forms of fat we eat, MCFAs are easier to digest and are not stored as fat. Since MCFAs are smaller in size, it allows easier cell permeation. Cell permeation describes how easy the passage of molecules through the cell membrane or interface is. This converts the fat into energy while the liver acts on the MCFAs. MCFAs are anti-microbial and anti-fungal. […]
Last modified: June 12, 2019