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?"
More to the point, does coconut oil cause heart disease?
I've heard people saying that because coconut oil is a saturated fat and hardens at temperatures below 76 °F (24 °C) and so it clogs arteries easily.
Our body is always attempting to maintain its temperature levels at around 98.6 °F (37 °C). Even when our body goes into a severe disorder, it should never drop to anywhere below 90 °F (32 °C). So, how can coconut oil harden at temperature levels at or above 90 °F (32 °C) and clog our arteries and cause heart disease?
Don't you think that's dumb?
Another thing is, many heart disease sufferers do not take coconut oil and those who take coconut oil regularly do not suffer from heart disease easily. I'm one good live example. This alone shows that coconut oil does not clog arteries or I would have died of heart disease many years ago already especially when I have been taking so much coconut oil every single day since I discovered it in 2007.
You're probably still skeptical about the statement I just made. Okay, why not we take a look at how an artery gets clogged. I'm sure after a good understanding of that you'll start to appreciate that coconut oil actually benefits heart health rather than a villain that is believed to cause heart disease.
Free radicals can attack and injure the inner wall of an artery. When a damage to the artery takes place, our body will send "paramedics" such as ... Continue reading "Does Coconut Oil Clog Arteries?"
Some thought coconut oil has fiber because it helps to loosen bowels. Several others say that coconut oil is rich in vitamin E and so it is good for skin.
The fact is, coconut oil does loosen bowels but it does not have a least bit of fiber. Coconut oil is good for skin but it has an extremely small amount of fat-soluble vitamin E only. Apparently, its benefits on skin does not come from vitamin E. Why not we take a good look at what coconut oil is exactly made of so you have a solid idea of its composition rather than making wild guesses like others.
As you already know, coconut oil is made out of 100% fat, just like any other dietary oils. But the key difference from them is, coconut oil has about 92% saturated fats and 8% unsaturated fats. In terms of the size of fats, coconut oil is made of 64% medium-chain fatty acids while the remaining 35% are long-chain fatty acids and 1% short-chain fatty acids.
Because it composes of fat only, coconut oil can only accommodate fat-soluble nutrients and in trace amounts. Take vitamin E. It only has about ... Continue reading "What is Coconut Oil Made of?"