g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
News & Politics
Religion & Spirituality
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

Bored? Games!
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

Natural Living
Folklore and Mythology
Distance Learning

All times in EST

Full Schedule
g Conception Site

BellaOnline's Conception Editor


Coconut oil and conception

Coconut oil is a great source of medium chain triglycerides, which are good for your thyroid, metabolism and weight loss. And it's good for conception, too.

Coconut oil is the richest source of medium chain triglycerides or MCTs. Other plant oils, like sunflower or safflower oils, have long chain triglycerides or fatty acids. Your body takes those and stores them as fat, but your body burns the MCTs for energy. The lauric acid found in coconut oil is particularly important because it's anti-microbial and anti-viral. It's also found in raw milk, but not in pasteurized milk.

But because coconut oil is saturated fat, it was labeled as bad. Actually, what is bad is hydrogenated oils, like margarine. Even though researchers showed that the saturated fat in coconut oil did not raise blood cholesterol levels, it still got a bad rap, and people got scared to use coconut oil.

Then other people confuse the issue by saying that animal fats are bad and plant-based fats are good. But if bad fats are saturated, how can coconut oil be "good"? Oh, it's so confusing.

So here's the real story: coconut oil is a saturated fat, but it's also good for you. It won't raise your cholesterol levels, and it will actually increase your metabolism. Fats are necessary for us because our cell membranes are made from fats and proteins. And our hormones are made from cholesterol!

The stimulating effect on the thyroid is another benefit of coconut oil, and that's how it increases your metabolism. Many people are slightly hypothyroid and don't know it because it can be missed in blood work. The range that doctors use to decide if you're normal or not is too wide--many doctors say the top of the normal range for TSH is two times too high--and too many people are walking around hypothyroid. Well, the thyroid is really important for your metabolism, so no surprise that many people struggle with weight.

That's how it helps with conception. If your thyroid is off, even a little bit, you may ovulate irregularly or not at all. You may have a short luteal phase, and your hormones may be out of whack. All of that does not help you conceive.

No matter what, though, everyone can benefit from coconut oil. Use it for cooking, add it to smoothies, add coconut solids (which are about 70% fat) to yogurt. Be creative! It will help your metabolism, balance your thyroid and it's good for your developing baby, too. The lauric acid in it is really good for brain development, and it's great for your immune system, too. So many benefits, no excuse not to try it.

Add Coconut+oil+and+conception to Twitter Add Coconut+oil+and+conception to Facebook Add Coconut+oil+and+conception to MySpace Add Coconut+oil+and+conception to Digg Coconut+oil+and+conception Add Coconut+oil+and+conception to Yahoo My Web Add Coconut+oil+and+conception to Google Bookmarks Add Coconut+oil+and+conception to Stumbleupon Add Coconut+oil+and+conception to Reddit

RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map

For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Conception Newsletter

Past Issues

Printer Friendly
tell friend
Tell a Friend
Email Editor

Content copyright © 2018 by Stacy Wiegman. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Stacy Wiegman. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Stacy Wiegman for details.


g features
Echinacea and conception

HSG procedure and conception

Chlorella and conception

Archives | Site Map


Past Issues

Note: BellaOnline uses cookies to help provide a consistent user experience. Our advertisers may use cookies to help customize ads. Please contact us with any question about our cookie use.

Summertime Foods
Corn on the Cob
Burgers on the Grill
Apple Pie


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2018 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.

BellaOnline Editor