With all the hype around Ketosis, Keto-Friendly diets, Paleo diets, and every other high-fat low-carb diet out there people are looking for a good high-quality source of fat! I’d like to share yet another gem of the jungle! Belizean Cohune Nut Oil, supplied by Maya Mountain Coffee and Spice Company in conjunction with Sowing Seeds in Belize.
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So, what is Cohune Nut Oil and how can it benefit me??
- Quite Simply, Cohune Nut Oil is the pressed oil from the nut of the cohune palm. The oil has a Brazil Nut flavor with just a hint of smokiness.
- Cohune nut oil is high in Medium Chain Triglycerides. They are more easily and more rapidly digested than other types of fats. MCTs are readily absorbed from the GI tract and are metabolized very quickly by the liver, where they are reported to encourage the use of fat for energy rather than for storage. Numerous studies suggest that substituting MCT Oil for other fats in a healthy diet may help to support healthy weight and body composition.
- Cohune oil’s MCTs are metabolized differently than most other fats we ingest. They’re easily digested and sent directly to your liver where they have a thermogenic effect to help you burn energy or “fuel” (instead of being stored as fat)!
- The standard Western diet is commonly deficient in many of the essential fatty acids. This is detrimental to our health because we need these for the body and brain to function properly. Cohune Nut Oil helps you to fill the deficiency.
- Most MCT oils on the market are manufactured through a chemical process using hexane and other petroleum-based chemicals. Cohune oil is hand-pressed from the seeds of the cohune palm, which is native to Central and South America. (See how it is made here)
- Cohune Nut Oil provides a natural source of MCTs, which our bodies are able to rapidly convert into ketones which are the primary energy source used by the brain.
- Cohune Nut oil’s anti-fungal properties help fight candida overgrowth that can lead to inflammation and cancer.
Cohune oil has been used by cultures in southern Mesoamerica since the pre-Columbian era, specifically, by the Maya. Uses of the oil include cooking, soapmaking, lubrication, and even as lamp oil.
Cohune oil is made up of the following portions of fatty acids: (Courtesy Wikipedia)
It’s a simple daily treat–blend 1 Tbsp of Maya Mountain Cohune Nut Oil in your first cup of Belizean Coffee or maybe your first cup of Rainforest Red Tea, or even as an addition to your nighttime mug of Golden Milk…
**The content in this email is intended for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Consult a healthcare professional for medical diagnosis, advice, and treatment.