Jan 23rd, 2008
If there was an oil you could use for your daily cooking needs that helped protect you from heart disease, cancer, and other degenerative conditions, improved your digestion, strengthened your immune system, and helped you lose excess weight, would you be interested?
There is an oil that can do all this and more. No, it’s not olive oil, it’s not canola oil, or safflower oil or any of the oils commonly used for culinary purposes. It’s not flaxseed oil, evening primrose oil, or any of the oils sold as dietary supplements. It’s not rare or exotic. It’s ordinary coconut oil.
But wait, isn’t coconut oil a saturated fat? It is lumped right along with beef fat and lard with the assumption that they all carry the same health risks. However, researchers have clearly shown that the oil from coconuts, a plant source, acts differently than the saturated fat from animal sources. The oil from coconuts is unique in nature and provides many health benefits obtainable from no other source.
What Coconut Oil DOES NOT Do:
Does not contain cholesterol.
Does not increase blood cholesterol level.
Does not promote platelet stickiness, which leads to blood clot formation.
Does not contribute to atherosclerosis or heart disease.
Does not promote cancer or any other degenerative disease.
Does not contribute to weight problems.
What Coconut Oil DOES Do:
Reduces risk of atherosclerosis and related illnesses.
Reduces risk of cancer and other degenerative conditions.
Helps prevent bacterial, viral, and fungal (including yeast) infections.
Supports immune system function.
Helps prevent osteoporosis.
Helps control diabetes.
Promotes weight loss.
Supports healthy metabolic function.
Provides an immediate source of energy.
Supplies fewer calories than other fats.
Supplies important nutrients necessary for good health.
Improves digestion and nutrient absorption.
Has a mild delicate flavor.
Is highly resistant to spoilage (long shelf life).
Is heat resistant (the healthiest oil for cooking).
Helps keep skin soft and smooth.
Helps prevent premature aging and wrinkling of the skin.
Helps protect against skin cancer.
Coconut oil has been called the healthiest dietary oil on earth.
Check out the CrossFit board discussion on the benefits of coconut oil: http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/23/31907.html
Favorite Coconut Milk Carb + Fat combo: Blueberries with cocounut milk and cinnamon!