This unique oil is the richest known source of medium chain triglycerides (MCT), which provide instant energy without the need for insulin as they are not typically stored within the body. Highly digestible and ideal in supporting the digestive tract, coconut oil can be heated without compromising the quality, but it is solid at room temperature. It can be converted to liquid form by simply warming it to 76-degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
Birds have been known to readily eat it in its solid form, although it can be added to just about any food item. An excellent source of lauric acid, it contains antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties.
Coconut oil has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer and other degenerative conditions, improving cholesterol levels and helping fight heart disease. Aiding in relieving arthritis and helping balance the body’s metabolism and hormones, coconut oil can improve the quality of skin and feathers and reduces allergic reactions. Obtain organic, virgin coconut oil that has been cold or expeller-pressed.