This Cooking Oil is a Powerful Virus-Destroyer and Antibiotic…
no doubt noticed that for about the last 60 years the majority of health
care officials and the media have been telling you saturated fats are
bad for your health and lead to a host of negative consequences, like
elevated cholesterol, obesity, heart disease and Alzheimer's disease.
Meanwhile during this same 60 years the
American levels of heart disease, obesity, elevated serum cholesterol
and Alzheimer's have skyrocketed compared to our ancestors, and even
compared to modern-day primitive societies using saturated fat as a
Did you know that multiple studies on
Pacific Island populations who get 30-60% of their total caloric intact
from fully saturated coconut oil have all shown nearly non-existent
rates of cardiovascular disease?
Clearly, a lot of confusion and contradictory
evidence exists on the subject of saturated fats, even among health
But I'm going to tell you something that
public health officials and the media aren't telling you.
The fact is, all saturated fats are not
The operative word here is "created",
because some saturated fats occur naturally, while other fats are artificially
manipulated into a saturated state through the man-made process called
Hydrogenation manipulates vegetable and
seed oils by adding hydrogen atoms while heating the oil, producing
a rancid, thickened oil that really only benefits processed food shelf
life and corporate
The medical and scientific communities
are now fairly united in the opinion that hydrogenated vegetable
and seed oils should be avoided.
These unsaturated fats, artificially
manipulated into saturated fats, are also called trans fats,
and no doubt you've heard about them lately. Some cities and states
have now outlawed their use. There is no controversy anymore regarding
the health dangers of these artificially saturated fats.
And guess what?
These are the same damaged trans fats
that have been touted as "healthy" and "heart-friendly"
for the last 60 years by the vegetable and seed oil interests!
But the truth finally came out. Trans
fat was rebuked, debunked, and revealed as the true enemy to good health
that it has always been, regardless of what the seed- and vegetable
oil shills told the American public for the last half century.
Unfortunately, this rightful vilification
of hydrogenated saturated fats has created a lot of confusion regarding
naturally occurring saturated fats, including coconut oil.
If one form of saturated fat is bad for
you, the argument goes, then all saturated fat must be bad.
Nothing could be further from the truth!
about Coconut Oil
The truth about coconut oil is obvious to anyone who has studied the
health of those who live in traditional tropical cultures, where coconut
has been a nutritious diet staple for thousands of years.
Back in the 1930's, a dentist named Dr.
Weston Price traveled throughout the South Pacific, examining traditional
diets and their effect on dental and overall health. He found that those
eating diets high in coconut products were healthy and trim, despite
the high fat concentration in their diet, and that heart disease was
Similarly, in 1981, researchers studied
populations of two Polynesian atolls. Coconut was the chief source of
caloric energy in both groups. The results, published in the American
Journal of Clinical Nutrition,
demonstrated that both populations exhibited positive vascular health.
In fact, no evidence exists that
the naturally occurring high saturated fat intake had any kind of harmful
effect in these populations!
That's not what you expected, is it?
Based on 60 years of negative public policy towards naturally occurring
saturated fats, you would expect these cultures to be rife with clogged
arteries, obesity and heart disease.
It may be surprising for you to realize
that the naturally occurring saturated fat in coconut oil actually has
some amazing health benefits, such as:
•Promoting your heart health
•Promoting weight loss, when needed
•Supporting your immune system health
•Supporting a healthy metabolism
•Providing you with an immediate energy source
•Keeping your skin healthy and youthful looking
•Supporting the proper functioning of your thyroid gland
But how is this possible?
Does coconut oil have some secret ingredients
not found in other saturated fats?
The answer is a resounding "yes".
50 percent of the fat content in coconut oil is a fat rarely found in
nature called lauric acid. If you're a frequent reader of my newsletter
you already know that I consider lauric acid a "miracle" ingredient
because of its unique health promoting properties.
Your body converts lauric acid into monolaurin,
which has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-protozoa properties.
Monolaurin is a monoglyceride which can
actually destroy lipid coated viruses such as:
•Various pathogenic bacteria
•Protozoa such as giardia lamblia.
Lauric acid is a powerful virus and gram-negative bacteria destroyer,
and coconut oil contains the most lauric acid of any substance on earth!
Capric acid, another coconut fatty acid
present in smaller amounts, has also been added to the list of coconut's
This is one of the key reasons you should
consider consuming coconut oil, because there aren't many sources of
monolaurin in our diet. But the health benefits of coconut oil don't
of Medium-Chain Fatty Acids
Coconut oil is about 2/3 medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), also called
medium-chain triglycerides or MCTs. These types of fatty acids produce
a whole host of health benefits.
Coconut oil is nature's richest source
of these healthy MCFAs.
By contrast, most common vegetable or
seed oils are comprised of long chain fatty acids (LCFAs), also known
as long-chain triglycerides or LCTs.
Let me tell you why these long-chain
fatty acids are not as healthy for you as the MCFAs found in coconut
•LCFAs are difficult for your body
to break down -- they require special enzymes for digestion.
•LCFAs put more strain on your pancreas, liver and your entire
•LCFAs are predominantly stored in your body as fat.
•LCFAs can be deposited within your arteries in lipid forms such
•In contrast to LFCAs, the
MCFAs found in coconut oil have many health benefits, including
the following beneficial qualities:
•MCFAs are smaller. They permeate cell membranes easily, and do
not require special enzymes to be utilized effectively by your body.
•MCFAs are easily digested, thus putting less strain on your digestive
•MCFAs are sent directly to your liver, where they are immediately
converted into energy rather than being stored as fat.
•MCFAs actually help stimulate your body's metabolism, leading
to weight loss.
Coconut Oil Helps Fight Diabetes
Your body sends medium-chain fatty acids directly to your liver to use
as energy. This makes coconut oil a powerful source of instant energy
to your body, a function usually served in the diet by simple carbohydrates.
But although coconut oil and simple carbohydrates
share the ability to deliver quick energy to your body, they differ
in one crucial respect.
Coconut oil does not produce
an insulin spike in your bloodstream. You read that correctly,
Coconut oil acts on your body like a carbohydrate, without any of the
debilitating insulin-related effects associated with long-term high
Diabetics and those with pre-diabetes
conditions (an exploding health epidemic in America), should immediately
realize the benefit of a fast acting energy source that doesn't produce
an insulin spike in your body. In fact, coconut oil added to the diets
of diabetics and pre-diabetics has actually been shown to help stabilize
weight gain, which can dramatically decrease your likelihood of getting
adult onset type-2 Diabetes.
the Friend to Athletes and Dieters
If you live in the United States, you have an almost 70 percent chance
of being overweight.
And, by now, I'm sure you're well aware
that obesity affects your quality of life and is linked to many health
One of the best benefits of coconut oil
lies in its ability to help 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.
It didn't work!
Instead, coconut oil made the animals
lean, active and hungry.
However, many animal and human research
studies have demonstrated that replacing LCFAs with MCFAs results in
both decreased body weight and reduced fat deposition.
In fact, the ability of MCFAs to be easily
digested, to help stimulate the metabolism and be turned into energy
has entered the sports arena. Several studies have now shown that MCFAs
can enhance physical or athletic performance.
Additionally, research has demonstrated
that, due to its metabolic effect, coconut oil increases the activity
of the thyroid. And you've probably heard that a sluggish thyroid is
one reason why some people are unable to lose weight, no matter what
Besides weight loss, there are other
advantages to boosting your metabolic rate. Your healing process accelerates.
Cell regeneration increases to replace old cells, and your immune system
functions better overall.
on Your Skin
Besides the mounting medical and scientific evidence that coconut oil
has powerful positive health benefits when eaten, it has also been used
for decades by professional massage therapists to knead away tight stressed
However, you don't have to be a professional
massage therapist to gain the skin and tissue support benefits of coconut
oil. Just use coconut oil as you would any lotion.
Coconut oil is actually ideal for skin
care. It helps protect your skin from the aging effects of free radicals,
and can help improve the appearance of skin with its anti-aging benefits.
In fact, physiologist and biochemist
Ray Peat, Ph.D. considers coconut oil an antioxidant,
due to its stability and resistance to oxidation and free radical formation.
Plus, he believes it reduces our need for the antioxidant protection
of vitamin E.
Like Dr. Peat, many experts believe coconut
oil may help restore more youthful-looking skin. When coconut oil is
absorbed into your skin and connective tissues, it helps to reduce the
appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by helping to keep your connective
tissues strong and supple, and aids in exfoliating the outer layer of
dead skin cells, making your skin smoother.
and Your Heart
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S. And heart
disease is often a silent killer. The first sign of cardiovascular disease
is commonly a heart attack, and sadly, over one third of heart attacks
And despite the propaganda, the truth
is this: it is UNSATURATED fats that are primarily involved in heart
disease, not the naturally occurring saturated fats, as you have been
led to believe.
Plus, the polyunsaturated fats in vegetable
and seed oils encourage the formation of blood clots by increasing platelet
stickiness. Coconut oil helps to promote normal platelet function.
Coconut Oil in Your Kitchen
I only use two oils in my food preparation.
The first, extra-virgin olive oil, is
a better monounsaturated fat that works great as a salad dressing.
However, it should not be used for cooking.
Due to its chemical structure, heat makes it susceptible to oxidative
And 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 because of their double bonds.
I strongly urge you to throw out those
omega-6 vegetable oils in your cabinets.
Reason # 1: Most people
believe that frying creates trans-fat. That is not the major problem,
in my opinion. Although some are created, they are relatively minor.
There are FAR more toxic chemicals produced by frying omega-6 oils thantrans-fat.
Frying destroys the antioxidants in oil
and as a result oxidizes the oil. This causes cross-linking, cyclization,
double-bond shifts, fragmentation and polymerization of oils that cause
far more damage than trans-fat.
Reason # 2: Most of
the vegetable oils are GMO. This would include over 90 percent of the
soy, corn and canola oils.
Reason # 3: Vegetable
oils contribute to the overabundance of damaged omega-6 fats in your
diet, which creates an imbalance in the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3.
As you know from my extensive writing on this subject, I believe that
excessive consumption of damaged omega-6 fats contributes to many health
They are all highly processed and consumed
in amounts that are about 100 times more than our ancestors did a century
ago. This causes them to distort the sensitive omega-6/omega-3 ratio
which controls many delicate biochemical pathways which results in accelerating
many chronic degenerative diseases.
There is only one oil that is stable
enough to resist mild heat-induced damage, while it also helps you promote
heart health and even supports weight loss and thyroid function -- coconut
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. Even though I don't
fully recommend frying foods, if you must fry, by all means use coconut
oil -- it's your smartest choice.
The medium-chain fats in coconut oil are considered so nutritious that
they are used in baby formulas, in hospitals to feed the critically
ill, those on tube feeding, and those with digestive problems. Coconut
oil has even been used successfully by doctors in treating aluminum
Coconut oil is exceptionally helpful
for pregnant women, nursing moms, the elderly, those concerned about
digestive health, athletes (even weekend warriors), and those of you
who just want to enhance your overall health.
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