Coconut Oil, The Tradition South Asian diet taking over the West
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Part of the traditional Southeast Asian diet, coconut oil has taken our country by storm. It is sometimes hailed as a superfood and sometimes criticized as a fad. What is the truth behind this tropical food?

Coconut oil is a fat taken from coconut flesh. Coconut oil comes from dried coconut treated with chemicals to produce the oil, which is used in movie theater popcorn, coffee creamer and candy. Virgin coconut oil is a more recent alternative: This fat is extracted from coconut meat in a multistep process. Both contain saturated fat.

Saturated fat is the “bad” fat that raises total cholesterol and LDL — or bad cholesterol. But not all saturated fats are created equal. Sixty percent of coconut oil fat is composed of medium-chain triglycerides, also called MCTs, while other oils contain mostly long-chain triglycerides, known as LCTs.

MCTs are metabolized differently than LCTs; they are transported directly from the digestive tract to the liver, where they are used as fuel. They are less likely to be deposited into fat tissue. This makes coconut oil a popular weight-loss product.

 

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