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The Truth About Coconut Oil

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The Truth About Coconut Oil

You’ve 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 dietary staple.

Did you know that multiple studies on Pacific Island populations who get 30-60 percent of their total caloric intake from fully saturated coconut oil have all shown nearly non-existent rates of cardiovascular disease?[1]

Clearly, a lot of confusion and contradictory evidence exists on the subject of saturated fats, even among health care professionals. †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 created equal.

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.

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 profits. †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!

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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 90ís 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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12:24PM PDT on Jul 23, 2014

Thanks!

9:13PM PDT on Jul 21, 2014

thanks

9:25PM PDT on Jul 19, 2014

I had heard coconut oil was good, but now, after reading this info. I will be using it in my cooking asap! Thank you for sharing this article:)

9:03AM PDT on Jul 16, 2014

Great info, thank you

7:32AM PDT on Jul 11, 2014

thanks

2:02PM PDT on Jul 7, 2014

Enlightening! Also check out anything on youtube featuring Dr Mary Roberts talking about the benefits of coconut oil in preventing early-onset alzheimers. It will make you go out and get some immediately!

1:31PM PDT on Jul 7, 2014

Thank you for sharing all the info.

6:53PM PDT on Jul 5, 2014

Yes more to think about

5:11AM PDT on Jun 16, 2014

Thanks.

10:01AM PDT on Jun 8, 2014

I absolutely love the versatility of the uses for Coconut Oil, but I do prefer using my Olive Oil for frying and for when I am making homemade egg free Mayonnaise. I use Coconut Oil for when I make my handmade deodorant. I use it for deep frying, and for when I want an Oil I can whip up to a fluffier consistency. That works great for when I make Vegan Cool Whip, the same way Coconut Cream works great for when I make Vegan Whipped Cream. Coconut oil also works fantastic for making dairy free butter. It's natural semi solid state at warmer temperatures makes it a very useful oil, and the fact that it is a healthy oil is a sincerely serious plus as well.

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