Virgin Coconut Oil
SIMPLY THE BEST
and its Wonderful Health Benefits
and what could it do for you?
The Healthiest Oil On Earth
The Healthy Side of Natural Fats
Research by Dr. Mary
Coconut oil has been used
for centuries as a vital source of food for health and general well being in
traditional communities of tropical regions. Recent research verifies
traditional beliefs that the coconut palm is “The Tree of Life” and that,
just like any other pure, whole food, coconuts and
virgin coconut oil have a significant role to play in
a well balanced, nutritious diet. Abandoning
unhealthy lifestyles and reverting to natural foods can help to reverse many of the
diseases that have manifested in our bodies through the highly refined diet of
our modern society. This
website provides information on the researched health benefits
that can be derived from using coconuts and virgin coconut oil in conjunction with a
well balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Coconut
oil as a "functional food".
Medical research is in
agreement that at least 30% of our daily nutritional intake should be made up of
fats or oil. However, the structures of different oils are as diverse as nature
itself and even a basic knowledge of
what defines the different classification
of fats will help us understand why this classification is so important when
choosing oil to augment and support a healthy lifestyle for our children,
families and ourselves.
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Research shows that
replacing other cooking oils with virgin coconut oil
generally creates a more favorable
HDL/LDL ratio. This oil has
antiviral, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiprotozoal properties and, like
all whole foods, contains nutrients for a healthy body.
Saturated Fat ~ A Vital Ingredient for a Healthy Body: Over many decades
coconut oil received bad publicity due to its saturated fat content, but
research has shown that not all saturated fats are alike and coconut oil is
unique in its structural make-up. It is not only the highest source of
saturated fats (92%) but included in this is the highest source of saturated
medium chain triglycerides (62%) of any naturally occurring vegan food source.
Furthermore around 50% of these MCT’s are made up of lauric
acid, the most important essential fatty acid in building and maintaining
the body’s immune
Apart from coconut oil, the only other source of lauric acid found in such high
concentrations is in mother’s milk. Tropical oils and mother’s milk
are by far the richest food sources of medium chain fatty acids available.
The closest other source of these vital building blocks for our immune system
would be milk fat and butter, comprising around 3% of its content. Any other
vegetable oil is completely deficient in these medium chain fatty acids.
It should also be
remembered that the negative research done on coconut oil in the past
was the result of one study conducted four decades ago, using hydrogenated oil (which has been
processed and altered from its original form),
not on virgin coconut oil. Research shows
that some saturated fat is in fact necessary for human health and modern
research shows that the medium chain fatty acids help to increase
metabolism and are more easily digested than fats found in other oils.
This is because they are processed directly in the liver and immediately
converted into energy. There is therefore less strain on the liver,
pancreas and digestive system and these MCFA provide the body with a
wonderful, quick source of energy. More
v. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Don't be mislead by the term "extra virgin"
when used in conjunction with coconut oil. This term is borrowed from the
olive oil industry and there is no such product or existing standard that can be
applied to coconut oil production. If you see the term "extra virgin" be assured that it is simply a marketing ploy to encourage you to
believe that the oil has something more to offer than virgin coconut oil.
Coconut Oil Capsules
There are a number of companies now selling coconut oil capsules. In many cases it is recommended that people consume 2 -
4 tablespoons of coconut oil per day. This would equate to a very large
number of capsules if you wish to obtain a therapeutic dose as the capsules only
contain a few drops of coconut oil.
"Never before in the history of man is it so important to emphasize the value of Lauric Oils.
The medium chain fats in coconut oil are similar to fats in mother's milk and have similar
Jon J. Kabara, PhD - Professor Emeritus, Michigan State
"The doctor of the future will give little medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of
Thomas A. Edison
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