Coconut oil is rich in medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) with provide a quick and easy source of energy for the body. Research has shown that MCTs increase energy expenditure, which is why many lipid experts call coconut oil a “thermogenic oil”. MCTs are digested faster than long-chain triglycerides (fats found in animal fats), where they are digested so quickly that they go directly to the liver where they are immediately mobilized to produce energy, instead of being stored in the body’s adipose fat tissues.
Organic coconut meat found in our Coconut Chips and Hairball Plus provides an excellent source of dietary fiber, which supports healthy weight. Fiber can help your pet feel fuller for longer – and that means they're far less likely to overeat, gain weight, and become prone to obesity.
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