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Coconut oil and palm kernel oil are easier to digest and good for your health. Good news for your pancreas and your cholesterol levels.

I love walking through organic shops and discovering new products. A while back I discovered Amanprana coconut oil and started using it for stir-frying veggies. Based on a friend's suggestion, I now use the same coconut oil after my shower. It makes my skin blissfully soft. Tip: I hold the container under the hot shower water so the oil melts and it's easier to rub on.

Elise Crombez, Belgian top model and presenter, Belgium

The benefits of the medium-chain triglycerides in coconut oil versus long-chain triglycerides:

Most of the fats that we eat primarily contain long-chain triglycerides (LCTs). Fats containing long-chain triglycerides are absorbed into our bodies through our gut. The medium-chain and short-chain triglycerides in coconut oil and palm kernel oil are easy to digest, and they can be absorbed by the body as soon as they leave the stomach. Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) – primarily present in coconut oil – leave the small intestine and travel directly to the liver via the hepatic portal vein. In the liver these MCTs are converted into energy. Long-chain triglycerides first go to the heart and our pumped through our heart and blood vessels at least once before reaching the liver.

Coconut oil and palm kernel oil are easier to digest and good for your health. Good news for your pancreas and your cholesterol levelsThe medium-chain triglycerides in coconut oil do not affect either HDL or LDL cholesterol levels:

The medium-chain triglycerides in coconut oil do not affect your cholesterol levels. The drops of medium-chain triglycerides do not bind with cholesterol – either HDL (high-density lipoprotein) or LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol. Instead they are transported through your blood using chylomicrons, which are like a big brother to HDL and LDL. On the other hand, long-chain triglycerides are transported using HDL and LDL (cholesterol).

The medium-chain triglycerides in coconut oil do not require pancreatic enzymes.

MCTs do not tax your pancreas, but long-chain triglycerides do have to be further broken down by pancreatic enzymes in the small intestine. This is why fats containing long-chain triglycerides are more difficult to digest than those containing medium-chain triglycerides.

Good news for your liver, pancreas and cholesterol levels.

Coconut oil and palm kernel oil have the highest content of medium-chain triglycerides by far. Coconut oil contains approximately 60% medium-chain triglycerides. Coconut oil and palm kernel oil are both easier to digest (via the hepatic portal vein) and safer (they first pass through the liver) to digest than other fats or oils. And that’s good news for people suffering from diabetes or liver problems, and it’s also good news for your cholesterol levels.

The purpose of our lymphatic vessels:

The lymphatic vessels are to blood vessels what Robin is to Batman – every blood vessel in your body is guided by a lymphatic vessel, including every miniscule vein in the small intestine. Your blood vessels are thick and red and gamely pump nutrients into our tissues. The lymphatic veins are thin, white and almost transparent, and they remove liquids from our tissue and carry immune cells. The lymphatic system plays a major role in the small intestine, and after a meal rich in fat the lymphatic vessels in your gut absorb as many droplets of fat as they can, until the liquid is no longer transparent, but rather white like milk. So our lymphatic vessels filter out the fats and clean the blood.

Coconut oil
Coconut oil
  • Rich in MCT-fatty acids
  • Easy digestable
  • More energy, less fat storage,
  • For frying, baking, stir-fry and spreading
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Coconuts hanging on palm tree to make Amanprana coconut oil from