2. Fuels Weight Loss
Just as coconut oil’s ketone conversion was able to feed at-risk cells to fight cognitive decline, so does it have the ability to boost metabolic rates in the body and reduce the amount of fat that is stored. Because medium-chain fats don’t require the body to produce insulin to handle the ketone to energy conversion, no blood sugar spikes occur and less stress is placed on the body’s pancreas. Interestingly too, once converted to ketones, MCTs cannot be reversed back into their original form to then be stored as fat. They are simply used up or expelled from the body.