I remember years ago, seeing coconut oil on many food product labels. But, because of industry decision to remove all saturated fats, especially those originating in the tropics, coconut oil was removed as a result of that even though there is a very small amount of saturated fat in coconut oil. Thinking back, it would seem that "America" started to put on weight soon after this decision was made and continue to do so. In addition, heart disease was on the rise and not just occurring in the elderly, it was being diagnosed in people of much younger ages. Of course, many industry leaders would not be happy with that statement but, I feel it is important to let you know about the health benefits of coconut oil.
Coconut oil has a long shelf-life and even after a prolonged period of time, does not become rancid which leads to the belief that it has antioxidant qualities that keep it from going bad. In addition, it is known to help with high cholesterol levels and heart disease, stimulates the thyroid which can lead to weight loss. Studies have shown that if you use coconut oil rather than saturated oil you are less likely to develop cancer. And lastly, coconut oil has an antiviral effect which makes it a natural antiseptic.
There are many ways to add coconut oil to your diet. Add it to a smoothie, make your own salad dressing and use it as the base and, if you are not a raw foodist, you can substitute it in your favorite recipes.
Coconut oil can be found online or at your local health food store.
2 years ago