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A New Warning About Olive Oil

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A New Warning About Olive Oil

A common question that many people have is whether or not food should be eaten uncooked. I personally believe that consuming a majority of your food uncooked is a cornerstone of optimal health.

Typically, the less processed and heat-treated the food is, the more nutritious and healthier it is going to be. Nevertheless, most people prefer to cook their food, at least occasionally. When you do, you’re going to cook with some form of oil.

The question is, what’s the best, healthiest type of oil to use when cooking?

Dr. Rudi Moerck has studied oils for a long time, and offers some intriguing insights.

Cooking with Tropical Oils Your Healthiest Alternative

I have, for many years now, recommended coconut oil on the basis and the supposition that it doesn’t contain much unsaturated fat. As a result, it’s not going to be damaged by heat and create trans fats like some other oils. (Another tropical oil that is very similar is palm oil.)

Dr. Moerck agrees, saying:

“I would say that coconut oil is okay to cook with. It’s a saturated fat. Your body will burn it as fuel or it will get rid of it some other way. It won’t store it in your body. So from that point of view, if you’re going to use oil then that’s a good one to use.”

Interestingly, unlike carbohydrates, which can also deliver quick energy to your body, coconut oil does this without producing an insulin spike. Yes, it acts like a carbohydrate, but without any of the debilitating insulin-related effects associated with long-term high carbohydrate consumption.

But that’s merely the beginning.

Earlier this week I published an entire special report on the health benefits of coconut oil, which include:

  • Promoting 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
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Dr. Mercola

Dr. Mercola has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, he treated many thousands of patients for over 20 years. In the mid 90s he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, Mercola.com to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.

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12:31AM PDT on Aug 28, 2014

Interesting article, thank you!

2:36AM PDT on Aug 24, 2014

thank you

4:09PM PDT on Aug 23, 2014

?

12:40PM PDT on Aug 21, 2014

Ants are eaten uncooked.

12:16PM PDT on Aug 21, 2014

I've cooked with Olive Oil form Kalamata Greece (only) for the last 15 years, and have never ever felt better! I tried for a little while with white oil as it's so much cheaper, but gained over 10 kilo in 2 months. Never again!!

7:52PM PDT on Aug 18, 2014

Thanks.

12:16AM PDT on Aug 18, 2014

thanks

3:27PM PDT on Aug 17, 2014

I suppose I'll be buying/trying coconut oil.

3:13PM PDT on Aug 17, 2014

thanks

9:55AM PDT on Aug 16, 2014

Coconut oil for me 24-7 now, thank you. I hate the inflammation of palm oil - not to mention the destruction caused by its production; and here in the US, just because it says it's olive oil, doesn't mean it is over 65% of the time. So sad.

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