By Joe Leech
The popularity of coconut oil is soaring.
What was once only used in the West for skin care has since become a “Superfood”.
The unique nutrients are thought to benefit metabolism, heart health and maybe even brain health.
Many experts claim coconut oil prevents and can even treat forms of dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease… But what does the research actually tell us?
What is Alzheimer’s disease?
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia worldwide.
It’s increasingly common as the world’s population grows older, and some are genetically predisposed to it.
Those with the disease have decreased ability to use glucose in the brain, which is the primary fuel source for brain cells. As a result the brain decreases in size over time.
This slowing of brain metabolism (the ability to convert glucose to energy) is thought to be the primary cause of cognitive decline.