Much like coconut oil and coconut meat, coconut ice cream is a potent source of a special type of fat called medium-chain triglycerides or MCTs, too. MCTs, once ingested, immediately get transformed into energy by the liver making MCTs a suitable steady source of energy, particularly for physically active individuals. Because these fats are instantaneously processed upon ingestion, there’s little chance of MCTs getting stored as fat, making this delectable treat ideal even for those with weight loss pursuits.
MCTs have been found to raise ketone body levels as well. It is essential to note that the brain has glucose as its main source of energy. Individuals with neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), meanwhile, have trouble processing glucose, further contributing to the worsening of the condition. MCTs ingestion, and subsequent ketone body levels increase, may help manage AD as ketone bodies have been found to be a suitable alternative energy source for the brain.
Coconut ice cream has measurable amounts of lauric acid, too, a known antibacterial and antifungal agent. Also, this sumptuous treat’s main ingredient which is coconut milk renders heart-protective benefits as well. As it turns out, coconut consumption decreases the LDL cholesterol, touted as the bad cholesterol, in the body. This food’s measurable vitamin E, provitamin A, and polyphenols and phytosterols content all work together to prevent oxidative stress as well. Just some facts.