The former black sheep of the wellness family has recently become a shining star. Coconut oil, which was once condemned for its high fat content, has made a comeback in the past few years to prove that it has been a victim of mistaken identity. Although most professionals once warned against eating this food, nutritionists, researchers, and doctors alike are now encouraging you to consider the health benefits of coconut oil. As it turns out, what once held coconut oil out of the spotlight is the exact ingredient that has brought it all its fame — I'm talking about fats.
Not all fats are created equal, and when it comes to the type of fats your body really needs, Medium Chain Trigylcerides (MTCs) are the golden ticket. According to Nutrition Review, MCTs have a broad range of health benefits, such as the ability to make energy, increase the immune response, and boost heart health. Which is why it's good to be coconut oil, because this delicious, nutty oil is juts bursting with MCTs.
Since making a good name for itself, you can now find coconut oil in just about any supermarket or online food retailer — and its uses are as diverse as the place you can buy it. Try some spread on toast, blended into your coffee, or strait up off a spoon. Just know that when you're chowing on coconut oil, you are providing your body with these seven health benefits that will make you feel your best.