Coconut Oil

What are the benefits of coconut oil?

For those who are practicing  intermittent fasting, I would recommend coconut oil. Coconut Oil is your best friend during fasting. It comprises of medium-chain triglycerides, which are easily converted into ketone bodies and have a glycemic index of 0 (all healthy fats have a 0 glycemic index), thus no insulin response, but are used for quick energy.

For those who do not know the benefits of fasting I will leave here a key affitmation about it.

“Fasting causes hunger or stress. In response, the body releases more cholesterol, allowing it to utilize fat as a source of fuel, instead of glucose. This decreases the number of fat cells in the body,” says Dr. Horne. “This is important because the fewer fat cells a body has, the less likely it will experience insulin resistance, or diabetes.”

Now, coconut oil is 65% MCTs (Medium Chain Triglycerydes). MCTs have been used in the treatment if digestive problems, such as, pacreatic insufficiency, fat malabsoption, and sever hyperchylomicronemia.  Also, MCTs are an ideal source of fat that create energy (in the form of ketones) almost instantly for your body, and aldo generate a strong thermogeic effect.

Caprylic acid, another key component of coconut oil, significantly improves the quality of life with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). A brain disorder of motor neurons progressive muscle weakness, paralysis, and finally death. 



  • Coconut Oil improves Cholesterol Levels. It raises total HDL and LDL cholesterol more than the beef fat and safflower oil, but causes less of an increase in triglycerides than a diet rich in beef fat.
  • When used topically, shows great efficacy in dealing with local bacterial infections.
  • Improves the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (A,B,D,E,K) beta-carotene, CoQ10, minerals as calcium and magnesium, and amino acids.


Body Weight (lb/kg) Table Spoons of Oil
175 / 79 4
150 / 68 3
125 / 57 3
100 / 45 2
75 / 34 2
50 / 23 1
25 / 11 1