Most of the fats that we consume take longer to digest, but MCFAs found in coconut oil provide the perfect source of energy because they only have to go through a 3 step process to be turned into fuel vs. other fats go through a 26 step process!
Unlike long-chain fatty acids (LCFAs) found in plant based oils, MCFAs are:
√ Easier to digest
√ Not readily stored as fat
√ Are anti-microbial and anti-fungal
√ Smaller in size, allowing easier cell permeability for immediate energy
√ Processed by the liver, which means that they are immediately converted to energy instead of being stored as fat