"Coconut oil can boost thyroid function helping to increase metabolism, energy, and endurance," says Pina LoGiudice, N.D., and Peter Bongiorno, N.D., co-medical directors of Inner Source Health in New York. "It increases digestion and helps to absorb fat-soluble vitamins." If that wasn't enough to sell you, this healthy ingredient is made up of mainly medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs). Your body absorbs them more efficiently than other triglycerides, so it's easy to grab as fuel to produce energy.
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