What is the healthiest fat to eat? That would be virgin Coconut oil! It is rich in lauric acid, a proven antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal agent. This beneficial oil builds the body’s immune system, while attacking bacteria, viruses, and pathogens. It contains no trans fats (unlike vegetable oils, margarines and other shortenings). Even the beloved Olive oil has some trans fat.
Note: Trans-fats should be avoided at all costs, because they lead to heart disease, clogged arteries, and Diabetes.
Coconut oil is a saturated fat! But hold on, IT’S HEART HEALTHY! The hype you’ve heard about saturated fat’s connection to modern illness and heart disease is not true. Saturated fats make up about 50% of cell membranes, therefore playing a vital role within the body. Look to the excessive use of polyunsaturated fats (vegetable oils derived from soy, corn, safflower or canola) and trans fats when evaluating the increase in modern illness.
Coconut oil is a saturated fat that is of the medium-chain fatty acid variety, thus making it actually good for you. Medium chained fatty acids are absorbed directly for quick energy, and contribute to the health of the immune system. They are not stored in the bodies cells, therefore, are not stored as fat. Coconut oil actually speeds up the body’s metabolism, making it an excellent partner in weight loss.
Studies have shown that Coconut oil is beneficial to HIV/AIDS patients, by lowering the viral load. Thyroid sufferers have also been shown to benefit due to the increase in metabolism and promotion of healthy thyroid function.
Even your skin can benefit from Coconut Oil. Use it like you would any lotion. This healthy oil prevents destructive free-radical damage, and aids in the repair of the skin. Coconut oil helps remove the outer layer of dead skin cells, making the skin smoother. It keeps connective tissues strong and supple, limiting the damage caused by the sun. You can use it to protect your skin from drying, chapping, and the prevention of wrinkles. It’s one the healthiest things you can put on your skin.
Coconut oil is the ideal cooking oil too, because unlike other oils, it will not oxidize when heated. It’s been called a “functional food,” because it’s one of the healthiest oils in the world.
Who wouldn’t want to cook with oil known to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, and other degenerative diseases? A proven immune enhancer, that promotes weight loss, provides an immediate source of energy, assists in nutrient absorption, and fights bacteria, fungi, and other pathogens.
Coconut oil has a mild delicate flavor, that is satisfying to the taste buds. You can eat it by the spoonful, and when you do you will be getting the benefits internally as well as externally. But remember, for added benefits; use it as a moisturizer also.
I hope you’ll take a look at Coconut Oil and discover for yourself how truly beneficial it is!