Dr.Perricone is answering your submitted questions on Facebook today (tune in to the Perricone MD Facebook Page for more questions and answers). Here’s one of the many questions he’s answering today:
Tina asks: “Why is Coconut Oil so good for you and how does it help burn fat?”
Dr. Perricone answers: Coconut oil is made up of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA’s) which are a great aid in losing weight, lowering cholesterol, and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. MCFA’s will give you immediate energy and increased thermogenesis (fat burning) which also helps circulation. MCFA’s do not require the liver and gallbladder to digest and emulsify them. If your digestion is compromised or you have had your gallbladder removed, coconut oil is the only oil you should use as it is very easily digested. Coconut oil is also helpful for those with underactive thyroids.
How do you incorporate coconut oil into your diet?