Part of the triumvirate of foodstuffs that make up my anti-Alzheimer’s trio, coconut oil is one of my favorite ingredients, snacks, and superfoods. It’s an incredible way to increase beta-HBA, one of our brain’s “superfuels,” as well as being a near-perfect source of healthy fat. But the benefits of coconut oil don’t stop there. Importantly, coconut oil is key for fighting inflammation, making it part of a diet that doesn’t just support a healthier brain, but a healthier body. Coconut oil, and the saturated fats present in it, are also to thank for helping us fight off infections, as these fats help the proteins in our immune system more effectively rid our bodies of invading organisms. On Facebook, many of you have been asking about the best way to incorporate coconut oil into your daily meal plan. While you could simply take 1-2 tablespoons in the morning and call it a day, coconut oil is put to better use when added to a dish to improve its overall flavor. Consider getting your daily requirement of coconut oil in any of the following ways:
- There’s a recipe here on the site for a coconut oil omelet that will soon become a daily staple for you.
- Add coconut oil to your smoothies (the MCTs will help increase your energy).
- Mix it into your morning cup of coffee.
- For stir-fry like you’ve never had before, cook with coconut oil. It’ll even help your body absorb more of the nutrients present in your vegetables.