Friday, January 8, 2010
Coconut Oil/Butter consists of 90+% raw saturated fat — a rare and important building block of every cell in the human body. Unlike long-chain saturated animal fats (that have been associated with creating poor health), Coconut Oil contains healthy, healing, medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). MCTs support the immune system, the thyroid gland, the nervous system, the skin, and they provide fast energy as well. The MCTs in Coconut Oil help increase metabolism and therefore help with weight loss. Historically, farm animals fed Coconut Oil were never found to be obese. When fed partially hydrogenated soybean oil, and other rancid fats, the animals quickly gained weight.
MCTs are known to have antiviral, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties. For this reason, Coconut Oil/Butter is one of the best dietary fat sources for individuals on anti-candida diets.
How To Use Coconut Oil:
Coconut Butter liquefies at 78 degrees Fahrenheit and is then known as Coconut Oil due its liquid consistency.
As a Superfood: An adult can daily consume 2+ tablespoons of Coconut Oil either straight or blended into a favorite Kasava Shake.
Coconut Oil can be added to Rawnola Cereal, Desserts like Chez cake or Ice cream.
One should cook with Coconut Oil instead of olive oil or butter. Coconut Oil is more stable under heat and never forms toxic trans-fatty acids.