There have been some mixed feelings about coconut oil over the past couple of years, but there really is no denying the fact that coconut oil contains some pretty impressive health benefits. From immune to gut health, and everything in between, coconut oil and coconut in general (things like coconut milk and shredded unsweetened coconut) are all great for overall health.
One of the most impressive health benefits of coconut oil has to do with the fact that it may actually help boost brain health.
Let’s take a look at what the research shows and then how you can add this into your diet to help give your brain a boost.
Coconut Oil & Brain Health: What The Research Shows
A study conducted by Dr. Mary Newport strongly advocates for the use of coconut oil to help support brain health. Dr. Newport found that her husband who suffered from dementia had significant improvements in his symptoms with the use of coconut oil. (1) Her theory was based around the idea that ketones (the byproduct of the breakdown of fats) could help support those with Alzheimer’s disease, and coconut oil may be able to help boost ketones in the body.
In addition to Dr. Newport’s theory on coconut oil, healthy fats, in general, are important for brain health as nearly 60% of the brain is made up of fat. (2) So, don’t deprive your brain of what it needs to work at its best.
How to Get Coconut Oil Into Your Diet
Blended into a smoothie
- Used as a cooking oil
- Melted and drizzled over roasted vegetables
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