Welcome to installment 4 of KetoKorner at our new home - I am so excited to announce that Wednesdays are our new day and we have our very own dedicated newsletter!
Remember that you do not need to be on a strict Ketogenic Diet to follow this newsletter - anyone on a low carbohydrate or even considering just reducing their carbohydrate consumption will benefit from the content we will be covering.
And now, for this week’s content:
The Benefits of Coconut Oil
It seems that every time you open your email these days there’s another post from someone touting coconut oil as the newest and best superfood - is it really worth all the hype?
In my opinion absolutely YES. Although coconut oil is 90% saturated fat we now know that all saturated fats are not equal (as in some are better than others) and they are nowhere near the health demon that they have been made out to be. On top of that coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids (MCT’s) which behave very differently than any other fat.
Here are 7 reasons why:
So, in closing, coconut oil is a great ingredient to use for anyone whether you are following a low carbohydrate, Ketogenic style diet, or even a regular diet. Low Carb Canada carries a number of great Extra Virgin Coconut Oil brands for you to choose from.
If you want to go a step further you can also use MCT oil (like the Brain Octane oil available on the Low Carb Canada website) which is 16x more potent than coconut oil, is completely flavourless and gets fully converted to MCT’s. Just start slow as too much too soon can cause “disaster pants” which is exactly what it sounds like - so start with a teaspoon and build up gradually over a few days or a week as your body tolerance improves.
And finally - if you just want to cut out the middleman you can also add exogenous ketones to your daily regimen by drinking a Keto O/S shake every day. You can still use coconut oil and MCT but this will give you even faster results as the work is already done for you. For more info and to order just go to canfuel.pruvitnow.com/ca
You are invited to send in your comments and questions which I will be more than happy to respond to and answer. Just email me (Nathalie) at: firstname.lastname@example.org And for recipes, articles and meal ideas like my Facebook page: KetoNat
Have a spectacular week!!