Researchers have studied populations of Polynesian islands, their traditional diets, and the effect on dental and overall health. Coconut was the chief source of caloric energy in these groups. These populations were healthy and trim, and exhibited positive vascular health, with no evidence that the high saturated fat intake from eating coconuts had a harmful effect.
The many benefits of coconut oil are finally reaching the mainstream. Benefits like:
- Promoting your heart health
- Promoting weight loss when and if you need it
- Supporting your immune system health
- Supporting a healthy metabolism
- Providing you with an immediate energy source
- Helping to keep your skin healthy and youthful looking
- Supporting the proper functioning of your thyroid gland
Only one oil is stable enough to resist heat-induced damage, while it also helps you promote heart health, maintain normal cholesterol levels and even supports weight loss — coconut oil.
So, whenever you need an oil to cook with, use coconut oil instead of butter, olive oil, vegetable oil, margarine, or any other type of oil called for in recipes.
Polyunsaturated fats; which include common vegetable oils such as corn, soy, safflower, sunflower, and canola; are absolutely the worst oils to use in cooking. These omega-6 oils are highly susceptible to heat damage. They also contribute to the overabundance of omega-6 fats in your diet, and the imbalance of the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio.
Coconut oil is ideal for skin care. Coconut oil will aid in restoring your skin’s youthful appearance. It will aid in exfoliating the outer layer of dead skin cells, making the skin smoother. It also penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin to strengthen the underlying tissues.
The U.S. Department of Health and the FDA estimate that artificially hydrogenated trans-fats — the type found in fast food, processed foods and your favorite pastries — are ultimately responsible for a huge number of fatal heart attacks every year. Coconut oil has no trans fats.
If you live in the United States, you have a 55-70% chance of being overweight. And, by now, I’m sure you’re aware that obesity affects your quality of life and is linked to many health concerns. Coconut oil helps to stimulate your metabolism. Back in the 1940s, farmers found out about this effect by accident when they tried using inexpensive coconut oil to fatten their livestock. The coconut oil made the animals lean, active and hungry.
So, by changing the fats in your diet from the unsaturated long-chain fatty acids found in vegetable or seed oils to the MCFAs in coconut oil, along with following an exercise plan, you may find yourself gradually losing those unnecessary pounds.
Garden of Life Coconut Oil is 100% organic and has the most coconut flavor of all the coconut oils I have tried. I am selling it for $10 a bottle (tax included and only slightly over cost) because I know it is one of the healthiest foods you can consume. Even better, it replaces some of the worst foods if you fry with vegetable oils. Be adventurous (and healthier), try a bottle today.