Coconut oil is a saturated fat, yet it’s good for us!
There’s scientific evidence that diets high in saturated fats cause high cholesterol, various heart diseases, unstable sugar levels and Alzheimer’s disease.
Other health professionals think that extra virgin, organic coconut oil, is the healthiest oil we can add to our diet.
Production of virgin coconut oil doesn’t include chemical restructuring, or hydrogenation. The hydrogenation process makes oils rancid and when used in frying, it produces toxins, and carcinogenic compounds.
The manufacturing process of other vegetable cooking oils in the marketplace does include some form of hydrogenation.
Hydrogenations sole purpose is to increase shelf life, and does nothing good for our health.
Oddly, the worse offender of vegetable oils is canola oil.
Canola oil isn’t even made from canola, whatever that is.
Instead, canola oil is from genetically engineered rapeseed plant, a toxic weed used in mustard gas and pesticides. Click Here To Read The Sorry Story: Canola Oil Scam
Yeah, gimme some of that stuff!
None of this song and dance happens with the harvesting and processing coconut oil.
How Coconut Oil Is Processed:
- coconut meat is removed from shell
- meat is ground into granules at low temperatures
- meat is then dried at 104 – 113 degrees Fahrenheit (takes a couple hours)
- granules undergo cold-pressing to push/pull out the oil (temperatures of less than 113 degrees)
- oil then spun in a machine to remove non coconut moistures & any sediments
Healthy Benefits of Coconut Oil:
- improves overall heart health
- turns up rate of metabolism
- increases cognitive performance in older adults
- moisturizer for skin and hair
- boosts immune system
- stimulates thyroid functions
- rich in anti-oxidants
- eases enlarged prostrate symptoms
Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs), the primary fat in coconut oil, almost immediately improved cognitive function in older adults with memory disorders… after only one serving! Triglycerides & Alzheimer’s Disease
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Cooking with oil: Because heat doesn’t break down coconut oil into harmful toxins, it’s about the only oil we should cook with.
Heating other vegetable oils like corn, soy and canola, burns up the antioxidants in them.
Without the antioxidants, they offer little health benefits. And, these oils have too high a ratio of omega 6 acids when compared to omega 3 acids.
Plus, typical western diets are already too rich in omega 6.
Coconut oil comes in liquid and a solid form. While you might not want to replace all other solid forms of shortening, you can’t go wrong mixing coconut oil into whatever you now use.