112–Coconut oil increases energy levels and endurance. A medium chain triglyceride (MCT), it doesn’t easily convert to body fat. Instead, it’s quickly broken down within the liver and used like a carbohydrate. That’s one of the premises behind its use in fluid replacement drinks for endurance athletes. It also contains high levels of anti-oxidants and is known to possess anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. A good way to boost metabolism, it should be a staple oil for daily cooking and a staple food for good health.