Unless you’re a vegan/clean eating/raw eating/organic only/trendy 20-something-hipster, you’re probably not really clued into why everything is suddenly all about the Coconut Oil. We’ve got you covered – read on below to get the biz (that’s the scoop – or the info – in hipster terms!)

1. Coconut Oil is mostly made up of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs). Smaller than most fatty acids, they permeate cell membranes easily, and don’t require special enzymes to be utilised effectively by your body. They’re also easily digested, which puts less strain on your digestive system.

2. It helps you lose weight. MCFAs are sent directly to your liver, where they are immediately converted to energy instead of being stored as fat. They also help to stimulate your metabolism.

3. It curbs sugar cravings and energy slumps. Coconut Oil is a source of instant energy, like simple carbohydrates. Unlike simple carbs though, Coconut Oil won’t produce a spike in your insulin – which is where the sugar cravings come from.

4. It’s the healthiest oil to cook with. It remains stable enough in high temperatures to oxidise in the body. These properties help to promote heart health, support weight loss and thyroid function. Use Coconut Oil instead of butter, olive oil, vegetable oil or margarine – your heart and your waist line will thank you for it!

Doesn’t sound so scary when broken down like this, does it? Sorry trendy kids – looks like we’ve let the cat out of the bag! Coconut Oil is now available at your local Drakes Supermarket.