Is Coconut Cream Good for You?

Both coconut oil and coconut cream are extracted from the same coconut. Hence, if coconut oil is good for your health, so is coconut cream.

But there's an added advantage of coconut cream over coconut oil because coconut oil contains purely fats whereas coconut cream carries what a coconut has. In other words, eating coconut cream is almost like consuming the whole coconut since the nutrients are transferred from coconut to its cream during extraction.

Let's take a look at why coconut cream is good for your health.

Like coconut oil, coconut cream also contains saturated fats and medium-chain fatty acids. Saturated fats help to prevent oxidation, which is why they're so good at ... Continue reading "Is Coconut Cream Good for You?"

Why is Cooking with Coconut Oil Good for You?

Imagine you keep on cooking with the common types of cooking oil such as peanut oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, corn oil, soybean oil or whatever you have in your kitch (except coconut oil), your health will turn for the worse because these common cooking oils have one thing in common – they're very unsaturated. Even olive oil is not good for cooking, by the way.

Thought that unsaturated fats are good, huh? What a big-time misconception!

Saturated fats are better, but of course, they have to be short- or medium-chain and not those that present in meat which are all long-chain fats because long-chain fats are hard to digest and break down for use as energy and that's why they get stored as body fat easily. Look around your waist for evidence.

Coconut oil provides you with mostly medium-chain saturated fats and because of this, your cooked food does not turn bad easily even when you ... Continue reading "Why is Cooking with Coconut Oil Good for You?"

Is RBD Coconut Oil Good for You?

RBD coconut oil is not as good for health as virgin coconut oil because it may carry relatively lesser lauric acid and other medium-chain fatty acids that can help to keep you strong and healthy.

But if you compare it with other vegetable oils such as safflower oil, sunflower oil, corn oil, peanut oil or even olive oil, RBD coconut oil has much more health benefits because it comprises mostly saturated fats and medium-chain fatty acids. It is a coconut oil after all. From this perspective, yes, RBD coconut oil is good for you.

So, what is RBD coconut oil actually?

The term "RBD" stands for refined, bleached and deodorized. Which means the coconut oil is a refined coconut oil that has gone through the process of bleaching and deodorization so that it'll look lighter in color (or even crystal clear as in the case of fractionated coconut oil) and taste odorless.

But why does it have to be bleached and deodorized?

It needs to be bleached because ... Continue reading "Is RBD Coconut Oil Good for You?"

What is Fractionated Coconut Oil?

Fractionated coconut oil is a refined oil that contains only caprylic and capric acids, which you can find in goat milk, natural coconut oil, palm kernel oil and corn oil.

Fractionated coconut oil is named as such not because it is an extraction from natural coconut oil, but because it composes of the two fatty acids that coconut oil carries. But the thing is like I just said, goat milk, palm kernel oil and corn oil also have that two compounds, why call it fractionated coconut oil?

This has largely to do with ... Continue reading "What is Fractionated Coconut Oil?"