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Where to buy: Nutiva.com, Costco, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Amazon

– make sure to buy organic unrefined extra-virgin

Recommendation: Small jars can be bought from TJ’s and Whole Foods (but more expensive). Costco sells a big jar of Nutiva.

The best deal is buying direct from Nutiva. Shipping is free and you can save $10 by using a coupon from Retailmenot.com. I buy a 1 gallon tub from Nutiva for $50. I eat it, use it as a cooking oil, and body/face moisturizer. It lasts me about 5-6 months.

Cost: $10 for 14 oz — $50 for 1 Gallon.

How much to eat

Up to 3 ½ tablespoons a day = 50g of medium-chain fatty acids

Making the switch to coconut oil as my go-to cooking oil while also adding it to my diet has been one of the most important things that I’ve done for my health.

It’s all about medium-chain fatty acids…

Coconut-Oil

Solid at temperatures below 75 degrees.

What makes coconut oil unique is that it is composed primarily of medium-chain fatty acids. At 64%, coconut oil is its best natural source. MCFAs are healthy fats that may help you lose weight through a boost to your metabolism and also protect you with its antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties.

Losing weight with coconut oil

  • Coconut oil produces energy, not fat

Most fats, if not used immediately as an energy source, are stored as fat tissue on our bodies. But MCFAs are a unique breed of fats. Due to their smaller carbon-chain structure, they are digested differently than the typical long-chain fatty acids found in meat and vegetable oils. When consumed, coconut oil is sent straight to liver and converted to energy like a carbohydrate (though it does not raise blood sugar levels), and thus does not get stored as body fat or as deposits in the arteries. Read the rest of this entry »

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