What does coconut oil do for the brain?

Coconut oil improves memory by supporting the health of brain neurons. It provides energy to neurons so that they can work.

Coconut oil

also helps protect neurons by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress. There's a lot of talk right now about coconut oil being good for the brain.

The main argument is that coconut oil is rich in medium chain triglycerides, or MCTs, which are metabolized a little differently than most types of fat. The MCTs in coconut oil break down into ketones, which can be used by brain cells as fuel. The idea is that supplying the brain with a little extra fuel could make it work better. Coconut has been called a “potential cognitive enhancer” when it comes to Alzheimer's disease, and it's all due to those ketones.

A good article, but most people don't know that non-GMO refined coconut oil has the same benefits but no flavor. I have generally recommended that people who decide to use these oils consume an antioxidant along with the consumption of oil or that they add a vitamin E capsule to the new bottle of olive oil as a little “safe”. But the most important benefit of coconut oil is the treatment of tooth decay, 2 years have passed since the last time I had a tooth decay. This is another possible use of coconut oil for the brain, again due to its metabolism into ketones.

Researchers believe that the brain cells of people with dementia have problems with the way they produce energy from glucose, which led to the theory that coconut oil could compensate for this situation. There is some evidence to suggest that fats such as coconut oil may indirectly cause higher levels of a protein called acetylcholinesterase. So, just because coconut oil supplies ketones doesn't necessarily mean that the brain uses them for fuel. Not enough people were enrolled in the trial for researchers to fully understand if coconut oil has any benefits for people affected by dementia.

In fact, most (65%) of the fat in coconut oil is a mix of different “medium chain triglycerides” (MCTs). First of all, there is conventional coconut oil that is extensively processed (including the use of chemical solvents) and has no aroma or taste. Simply take a large teaspoon or tablespoon of coconut oil directly or put it in smoothies, cook with it (you should ONLY cook with coconut oil) and put it on your skin. Yes, it would have a similar benefit, although it will take a little longer to digest fats, unlike coconut oil or MCT oil.

We can't be sure how fresh these processed oils really are, although most oils are obviously banned.

Darrin Balbas
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