Number to Know
3: It’s recommended to consume between one to three tablespoons of the superfood coconut oil a day. The lauric acid in raw coconut oil has been found to increase metabolism as well as fight bacteria and viruses.
Raw (not hydrogenated) coconut oil has which of the following benefits?
A. Lowers cholesterol
B. Stimulates the thyroid
C. Is good for the brain
D. All of the above
Answer at bottom of rail.
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mirin: A golden-colored Japanese cooking wine that was originally produced more than 400 years ago as a drinking wine but is now used as a condiment. High in sugar and low in alcohol, it is made from sticky rice.
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Food Quiz answer
- D. (All of the above. "My favorite ways to eat coconut oil include adding a tablespoon to smoothies or oatmeal, and using it in place of butter when baking," Sophie Uliano, an author and healthy living advocate, tells Brandpoint.)