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Why Extra Virgin coconut oil ?
Coconut oil has been used for centuries as a vital source of food for health and general well being in traditional communities of tropical regions. Recent research verifies traditional beliefs that the coconut palm is “The Tree of Life” and that, just like any other pure, whole food, coconuts and virgin coconut oil have a significant role to play in a well balanced, nutritious diet. Abandoning unhealthy lifestyles and reverting to natural foods can help to reverse many of the diseases that have manifested in our bodies through the highly refined diet of our modern society. This website provides information on the researched health benefits that can be derived from using coconuts and virgin coconut oil in conjunction with a well balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Coconut oil as a "functional food".
Medical research is in agreement that at least 30% of our daily nutritional intake should be made up of fats or oil. However, the structures of different oils are as diverse as nature itself and even a basic knowledge of what defines the different classification of fats will help us understand why this classification is so important when choosing oil to augment and support a healthy lifestyle for our children, families and ourselves. Complete article >>>
Research shows that replacing other cooking oils with virgin coconut oil generally creates a more favorable HDL/LDL ratio. This oil has antiviral, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiprotozoal properties and, like all whole foods, contains nutrients for a healthy body.
Fat ~ A Vital Ingredient for a Healthy Body:
Over many decades coconut oil received bad publicity due to its saturated fat
research has shown that not all saturated fats are alike and coconut oil is
unique in its structural make-up.
It is not only the highest source of saturated fats (92%) but included in this
is the highest source of saturated medium chain triglycerides (62%) of any
naturally occurring vegan food source. Furthermore around 50% of these MCT’s
are made up of lauric
acid, the most important essential
fatty acid in building and maintaining the body’s immune
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil