The truth about organic coconut oil is obvious to anyone who has studied those who live in traditional tropical cultures, where coconut has been a nutritious diet staple for thousands of years.
Back in the 1930s, a dentist named Dr. Weston Price traveled throughout the South Pacific, examining traditional diets and their effect on dental and overall health. He found that those eating diets high in coconut products were healthy and trim, despite the high fat concentration in their diet.
Similarly, in 1981, researchers studied populations of two Polynesian atolls. Coconut was the chief source of caloric energy in both groups. The results, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found no evidence that the high saturated fat intake had a harmful effect in these populations.
Organic Coconut Oil -- Your Smart Alternative to Those Other Oils
So, now that you have heard the history behind organic coconut oil's unfortunate "fall from grace," you should also know today's good news: organic coconut oil is finally beginning to get the respect it deserves as a smart alternative to other oils.
The many benefits of organic coconut oil are finally reaching the mainstream.
It probably won't surprise you to discover that...
Organic Coconut Oil Is the Only Oil I Cook With
I must confess...
If you could peek inside my pantry, you would find two oils that I use in food preparation.
The first, extra-virgin olive oil, is a better monounsaturated fat. It works great as a salad dressing.
However, it is not the best oil to cook with. Due to its chemical structure, cooking makes it susceptible to oxidative damage.
And polyunsaturated fats, which include common vegetables oils such as corn, soy, safflower, sunflower, and canola, are absolutely the worst oils to use in cooking. These omega-6 oils are highly susceptible to heat damage because of all the double bonds they have.
I strongly urge you to throw out those omega-6 vegetable oils in your cabinets. Why?
Reason #1: Most people believe that frying creates trans fats. That is not the major problem, in my opinion. Although some are created, they are relatively minor. There are FAR more toxic chemicals produced by frying omega-6 oils than trans fats.
Frying destroys the antioxidants in oils and as such oxidizes the oils. This causes cross-linking, cyclization, double-bond shifts, fragmentation, and polymerization of oils that cause far more damage than trans fats.
Reason #2: They contribute to the overabundance of omega-6 fats in your diet, and the imbalance of the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio. As you know from my extensive writing on this subject, I believe that excessive consumption of omega-6 fats contributes to many health concerns.
There is only one oil that is stable enough to resist heat-induced damage – organic coconut oil.
So, whenever you need an oil to cook with, use organic coconut oil instead of butter, olive oil, vegetable oil, margarine, or any other type of oil called for in recipes. Even though I don't fully recommend frying foods, if you must fry, by all means use organic coconut oil -- it's your smartest choice.
Curiously, organic coconut oil contains the most saturated fat of all edible oils. We continue to be inundated by media portrayals of saturated fats as dangerous, but now you know better. And now you should have more peace of mind, knowing that you're making the right choice by using great-tasting Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.
Surprise! Organic Coconut Oil Is Good for You
Despite the propaganda, the truth is this: it is UNSATURATED fats that are primarily involved in heart disease, not the saturated fats, as you have been led to believe.
The U.S. Department of Health and the FDA estimate that artificially hydrogenated trans-fats -- the type found in fast food, processed foods, and your favorite pastries -- are ultimately responsible for a huge number of fatal heart attacks every year. These dangerous unsaturated fats are the ones you should ban from your diet, not naturally pure organic coconut oil, which is a better alternative because it contains very few fats with highly perishable double bonds – and has NO TRANS-FATS.
A Fat Is a Fat... Or Is It?
All fats are not equal.
And just so we're clear, the terms "fats" and "oils" are often used interchangeably, but fat is more correctly considered solid at room temperature, while oils are liquid. But what's really important is the structure.
Organic coconut oil's uniqueness is directly related to its chemical structure, or more precisely, the length of its fatty acid chains.
Organic coconut oil is comprised of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), also called medium-chain triglycerides or MCTs.
Organic coconut oil is nature's richest source of these MCFAs.
By contrast, most common vegetable or seed oils are comprised of long chain fatty acids (LCFAs), also known as long-chain triglycerides or LCTs.
There are several reasons to explain why these long-chain fatty acids are not as good for you as the MCFAs in organic coconut oil:
- LCFAs are difficult for the body to break down -- they must be packaged with lipoproteins or carrier proteins and require special enzymes for digestion.
- LCFAs put more strain on the pancreas, the liver, and the entire digestive system.
- LCFAs are predominantly stored in the body as fat. (That's why most people believe into the myth that fats are automatically "fattening.")
- LCFAs can be deposited within arteries in lipid forms such as cholesterol.
On the other hand, however, the MCFAs in organic coconut oil are better, because:
- MCFAs are smaller. They permeate cell membranes easily, and do not require lipoproteins or special enzymes to be utilized effectively by your body.
- MCFAs are easily digested, thus putting less strain on your digestive system.
- MCFAs are sent directly to your liver, where they are immediately converted into energy rather than being stored as fat.
Organic coconut oil has often been compared to carbohydrates in its ability to be "burned" for energy. However, since insulin is not involved in the process of digesting the MCFAs in organic coconut oil, you won't get those carb-related spikes in your blood sugar level. This is especially good news for those of you concerned about maintaining blood sugar levels already in the normal range.
Why You Must Be Choosy About Your Brand of Organic Coconut Oil
As you may know, there is a very wide variety in organic coconut oil due to factors such as the manufacturing process used to make the oil, the age, and type of coconuts, and other issues that impact the quality, effectiveness and healthiness of your organic coconut oil.
Meeting such high standards is no small feat, but you should not settle for anything less if you want to experience all the health benefits of organic coconut oil. (If you are currently using or considering another brand, please make sure it meets the requirements below.)
Because I believe that it is so beneficial for you, I have been dedicated to staying on top of current organic coconut oil research. I want to make sure you have peace of mind, knowing I'm recommending and offering you what I believe is the absolute best coconut oil that exists.
That's why I'm excited to make available to you a product that I personally feel is superior to all other leading brands: Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.
I made sure that it meets all these requirements, including:
|Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
| Certified organic by USDA standards
| Fair Trade Certified
| No refining
| No harsh chemicals added (including hexane)
| No bleaching
| No deodorization
| No hydrogenation
| Made from traditional coconut palms only, no hybrid or genetically modified varieties
| Made from fresh coconuts, not the dried "copra" used in cheap oils
| Made without heat processing
Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is made from fresh coconuts -- opened less than 48 hours after they are picked from the trees. These coconuts are grown and processed organically, without potentially harmful fertilizers, additives or chemical solvents.
In contrast, most commercial coconut oils are made from copra, the dried up meat from coconuts. Using the cheaper copra-grade coconut means that the oil extracted may not be sanitary, and, in my opinion, it is not suitable for human consumption.
It must not be refined or purified. In fact, this type of inferior coconut oil is called RBD -- refined, bleached, and deodorized.
Mass-producing coconut oil in this manner typically uses nutrient-removing heat, chemical solvents, bleaching agents and sometimes even hydrogenating processes, which can create trans fats.
Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is made without heat processing. The fresh coconuts are first cold pressed to make a coconut emulsion. After being chilled to help pull out the oils, the milk goes through a centrifuge, where the pure oil spins away from the water layer. This results in a pure and natural, unrefined, and highly stable organic coconut oil.
And One More Thing to Look For… The Fair Trade Certification
There’s another thing you should look for in a premium coconut oil, and that is fair trade certification—which is just one more thing that makes my Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil stand out.
When you see a fair trade certified label, it means that in order to make the product you’re buying, farmers had to obey internationally monitored environmental standards. It also means you’re supporting a product from a farm or organization that has been certified to provide fair wages and safe working conditions.
In addition, workers on certified farms are paid a premium to apply to community projects that improve their social, economic and environmental conditions such as:
- Education and healthcare
- Farm improvements to increase yield and quality
- Processing facilities to increase income
- Women’s leadership initiatives
- Micro-finance programs
So, you can feel good knowing that not only are you using a pure, 100% organic product with premium benefits when you enjoy my Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil—but you’re also supporting the fair trade mission to create better working standards worldwide.
Even More Reasons to Replace Those Other Oils
With Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
The use of organic coconut oil is one of the smartest dietary measures I recommend.
No guilt. No cholesterol. No trans-fats. No downside. Only your peace of mind.
The light, non-greasy taste of Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is so delicious, you'll want to use it nearly every time you cook. Just to get you started, here are a few things you can do with your organic coconut oil:
- Whenever you fry, stir-fry, or sauté veggies, eggs, poultry, fish, or whatever, use organic coconut oil for a health-conscious, light flavor
- Toss some organic coconut oil into your smoothies or juiced drinks for a burst of lauric acid
- Make your own mayonnaise with organic coconut oil
- Use it on your salads for a tropical flair
- Try it on popcorn instead of butter
But that’s not all you can use organic coconut oil for.
Organic Coconut Oil – Not Just for Cooking
Organic coconut oil can also be used to replace products in your makeup kit.
You can use it as a:
- Makeup remover – Apply a small amount on a moist cotton ball and wipe all over your face
- Facial scrub – Make a gentle facial scrub by mixing organic coconut oil with baking soda, or with oatmeal and a dash of cinnamon
- Lip balm – Apply a small amount of organic coconut oil on your lips. You can also make your own lip balm using coconut oil as a base ingredient
- Shaving cream – Apply a thin layer on the area to be shaved
- Body scrub – Mix equal parts organic cane sugar and organic coconut oil in a glass jar, and then scrub on your dry skin before bathing
But it also makes a terrific lotion that can truly pamper your skin.
NOW Is the Best Time to Order Your Own Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil!
After reading this far, now you too can see why organic, fair trade certified coconut oil is causing such a sensation among health-conscious individuals everywhere.
Today, you have the opportunity to try it for yourself. Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is now available on Mercola.com in several convenient sizes:
- Pint size jar
- Quart size jar
- Gallon size container
At one tablespoon per serving, the pint size will yield 28 servings, the quart size 57 servings, and the economical gallon size will yield a whopping 259 servings!
To obtain the full range of organic coconut oil's health and weight loss benefits, 3 to 3 ½ tablespoons per day of Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is the amount recommended for adults.
Due to its exceptional stability, this organic coconut oil has a long shelf life of two or more years (the longest of any oil), and does not have to be refrigerated. Organic coconut oil should be stored out of direct sunlight, however.
I honestly believe you're going to love your Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, just like I do! Order yours today.