The Healthy and Delicious Wonders of Coconut Oil
One of the most important influences on your health is the choice of oils and fats in your diet. In fact, healthy fats are essential to good health. Coconut oil is one of the most saturated fats on earth, and yet it is also considered one of the most healing.
So what makes coconut oil so different?
All fats and oils are made of a collection of fatty acid molecules. There are many types of fatty acids present in fats, each with their own properties. Coconut oil, which is considered a medium-chain fatty acid, has a very unique combination of fatty acids in appreciable amounts, the most notable being Lauric acid and Caprylic acid. Some of the functions of these two fatty acids include:
- Lauric acid – at 49% in coconut oil, this fatty acid:
- Is found in mother’s milk where it plays a very critical role in infant nutrition and is used in baby formulas.
- Has antimicrobial properties.
- Exhibits antibiotic properties.
- Is antiviral – kills lipid (or fat)-coated bacteria, including influenza!
- Caprylic acid – at 8% in coconut oil, this fatty acid helps with:
- Systemic Candida infections.
- Skin fungus.
But that’s not all . . .
Coconut oil provides a long-lasting source of energy, helps with metabolism, supports thyroid health, improves insulin and blood glucose, helps with digestion and absorption of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, relieves stress on the pancreas and enzyme systems in the body, reduces chronic inflammation, supports the immune system, helps prevent wrinkles, and dozens more health benefits.
Health benefits aside . . .
Coconut oil should have a prominent place in your kitchen. Why? As a saturated fat, coconut oil is one of only a small handful of fats that can safely handle cooking temperatures. Vegetable oils turn rancid easily and are damaged with heat, making them toxic to your body! Coconut oil has a long shelf life, doesn’t go rancid, and doesn’t require refrigeration.
Oh, and did we mention that it tastes great too?
Coconut oil provides a rich and satisfying flavor to foods. It is used as an ingredient to bake, fry and sauté many tasty ethnic foods around the world. And don’t forget about desserts and snacks that use this delicious and healthy fat!
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