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The Benefits of Organic Coconut Butter

For years, coconut got a bad rap as a food that was high in saturated fats. While this is true, it's not the whole story. Coconut does have a high percentage of saturated fat, but unlike saturated fat from other sources, the saturated fat in coconut products is actually good for you.

Here's the thing. Most saturated fats are called 'long-chain fatty acids'. These are not easily digested and instead tend to mill around your heart and contribute to heart disease and stroke by increasing your cholesterol levels.

Coconut products (like coconut butter, coconut oil and coconut flour), on the other hand, are considered short- and medium-chain fatty acids. These can easily flow into your bloodstream and become an excellent source of fuel for your body (think of how sugar hits your bloodstream and provides a boost of energy). So, coconut's fatty acids are fuel for your body, but unlike sugar, they take longer to break down. This makes them an ideal source of a sort of slow-burn fuel for your body.

In addition to the fuel provided by coconut, it's an excellent source of lauric acid. In humans, lauric acid is converted into monolaurin, which may be helpful in fighting off viruses and bacteria causing diseases and helping to boost the immune system. Coconut butter and coconut oil are thought to have anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties as well.

Oddly enough, though coconut oil is a calorie dense food, it is also beneficial in helping with weight loss. Coconut butter and coconut oil are readily digested and are thought to support the healthy functioning of the thyroid and enzymes systems, which in turn help you maintain a healthy weight.

We have some really delicious coconut products for you to take a look at, and we've put them all together in one place so you can explore the range of coconut products we offer. Click here for organic coconut butter, organic coconut oil and organic coconut products.

This article is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be health or medical advice in any manner. Please contact your health provider if you have specific questions about your health and the use of any products on our site.
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