Athletic Performance Properties of Coconut Oil

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Fast-Acting Energy 
Coconut oil is a cooking staple in many Southern Asian and South American countries—and has been for centuries. Due to its lack of processing, virgin coconut oil contains a high concentration [more than 50 percent] of a saturated fat called medium-chain fatty acids [MCFAs], which is absorbed much faster than long-chain fatty acids. MCFAs are sent straight into circulation—more like a carbohydrate than a fat—and then to the liver to be quickly oxidized [transformed into metabolites]. This makes coconut oil an extremely efficient source of fuel—perfect for an athlete. Try incorporating coconut oil as part of your pre-workout snack for an added energy boost.

Revs Metabolism and Immune System
Coconut oil is increasingly being viewed as a weight loss product. But if you are trying to gain weight, you don’t need to steer…

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