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Posted by: Seelan | 2017/08/15

Does coconut oil produce keytones?

Dear DietDoc Recently I have introduced coconut oil in my Autistic son's diet and notice a huge differences in his behaviour and intelligences .I have tried to research the reason why this would cause an improvement . Accord to some people on internet who call themselves doctor .Coconut oil produces keytones ,

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- 2017/08/16

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Ketones are produced during periods of low food intake (e.g. fasting, even overnight fasting); carbohydrate restricted diets, starvation, prolonged intense exercise generally when glucose for energy is not available or sufficient thus fats are broken down and ketones are produced.

Therefore coconut oil on its own should not make the difference in ketone levels.

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