Coconut Oil

More than a few good reasons to love coconut oil!

  • Is easier to digest than most oils
  • Its medium chain fatty acids can be digested without pancreatic enzymes or being converted to triglycerides
  • Can act as a quick energy boost without triggering insulin increase
  • Helps with weight loss, especially if used to replace other fats and oils
  • Increases “thermogenesis”
  • May improve thyroid function
  • Is a good source of Lauric acid which converts to monolaurin in the body antiviral
  • Antibacterial
  • Antiparasite
  • Is a good source of Caprylic acid
  • Antifungal helps with Candida albicans
  • Is very heat stable, won’t break down with cooking as easy as other cooking oils, butter or olive oil
  • Can be kept at room temperature without rancidity
  • May help protect from certain types of cancer, especially if used to replace other oils
  • Helps protect the skin from ultraviolet light and wrinkling
  • Helps prevent oxidative damage and “liver spots”
  • Note: it does not block ultraviolet light like sunscreen
  • Especially helpful if used as a food and as a lotion on skin
  • Studies show it increases HDL and that virgin coconut oil may decrease serum cholesterol, not increase it as previously believed.
  • Contains no dangerous trans fats
  • Suggested daily use: 1 – 4 tablespoons/day
  • Use in cooking
  • Spread on bread
  • Can be used directly by the spoonful
  • Use in blender drinks or mix into yogurt
  • Rub into skin to help promote healthier skin
  • Be sure to use only virgin, non-hydrogenated coconut oil.
  • Hydrogenation of any oil makes it dangerous to your health
  • Beneficial aspects of coconut oil may be lost if it’s not virgin.
  • Virgin coconut oil tastes dramatically better than non-virgin