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What Makes Coconut Oil Healthy? Interview with Dr. Bruce Fife Interviewed by Raena Morgan January 20, 2009 Raena Morgan: Bruce, what is in coconut oil, specifically, that makes is so healthy for us? Dr. Bruce Fife: The main thing that separates coconut oil from all other oils—and the main thing that makes it healthier than any other oil on the market—are the medium chain fatty acids. The medium chain fatty acids have physiological effects that are different from other fats that promote health, that protect us from disease. RAENA MORGAN: Even more so than the monounsaturated fats, like olive oil, for example? DR. BRUCE FIFE: Now, olive oil has gotten a good reputation— RAENA MORGAN: It sure has. DR. BRUCE FIFE: As a healthy oil. But there is really no comparison to coconut oil. Coconut oil has it beat hands down with all the health benefits. RAENA MORGAN: No kidding. DR. BRUCE FIFE: Yes. Definitely. RAENA MORGAN: That’s amazing. How is that? DR. BRUCE FIFE: Well, not only does it have the antimicrobial properties, but it’s easier to digest. There’s lots of people that can’t digest olive oil or other oils, but they can digest coconut oil. In addition, coconut oil also boosts energy. It lifts energy levels. So, it’s goof for people who need more energy, want more energy in their life; or people who have trouble digesting foods. It’s also great for people who are interested in reducing weight. RAENA MORGAN: Oh, is it. DR. BRUCE FIFE: Because it stimulated the metabolism, it

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