"Here's the Smarter Oil Alternative I Recommend to Replace Those Other Oils in Your Kitchen"
The truth about 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, 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.
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 – coconut oil.
So, whenever you need an oil to cook with, use 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 coconut oil -- it's your smartest choice.
Curiously, 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 Fresh Shores Organic Virgin Coconut Oil.
Surprise! 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 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?
Fresh Shores Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is organic, made from fresh-picked coconuts, and contains no chemical additives or trans-fats.
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.
Coconut oil's uniqueness is directly related to its chemical structure, or more precisely, the length of its fatty acid chains.
Coconut oil is comprised of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), also called medium-chain triglycerides or MCTs.
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 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 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.
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 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 Coconut Oil
As you may know, there is a very wide variety in 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 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 benefits of 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 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: Fresh Shores Organic Virgin Coconut Oil.
I made sure that it meets all these requirements, including:
|Fresh Shores Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
- Certified organic by USDA standards
- No refining
- No chemicals added (including hexane)
- No bleaching
- No deodorization
- No hydrogenation
- Made from traditional coconut palms only, no hybrid or genetically modified (GMO) varieties
- Made from fresh coconuts, not the dried "copra" used in cheap oils
- Made without heat processing
Fresh Shores Organic 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.
Fresh Shores Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is made without heat processing. The fresh coconuts are cold pressed to make a coconut emulsion. This results in a pure and natural, organic, unrefined, and highly stable coconut oil.
Perfect Packaging for a Perfect Coconut Oil
We’ve gone to great lengths to make sure you’re getting a truly high quality coconut oil product. But it doesn’t just stop at the oil itself…
We’ve taken it a step further with the packaging. Our new packaging is resistant to sudden temperature changes and incredibly easy to open. Plus, it’s made using BPA-free plastic, so you don’t have to worry if you accidentally drop it.
Even More Reasons to Replace Those Other Oils
with Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
The use of 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 Fresh Shores Organic 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 coconut oil:
- Whenever you fry, stir-fry, or sauté veggies, eggs, poultry, fish, or whatever, use coconut oil for a health-conscious, light flavor
- Toss some coconut oil into your smoothies or juiced drinks for a burst of lauric acid
- Make your own mayonnaise with coconut oil
- Use it on your salads for a tropical flair
- Try it on popcorn instead of butter
NOW is the Best Time to Order Your Own Organic Virgin Coconut Oil!
After reading this far, now you too can see why coconut oil is causing such a sensation among individuals everywhere.
Today, you have the opportunity to try it for yourself. Fresh Shores Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is now available on Mercola.com in several convenient sizes:
- Pint size (16 ounce)
- Quart Size (32 ounce)
- Gallon Size (128 ounce)
At one tablespoon per serving, the pint size will yield 32 servings, the quart size 64 servings, and the economical gallon size will yield a whopping 256 servings!
To obtain the full range of coconut oil's benefits, 3 to 3 ½ tablespoons per day of Fresh Shores Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is the amount recommended for adults.
Due to its exceptional stability, this coconut oil has a long shelf life of two or more years (the longest of any oil), and does not have to be refrigerated. Coconut oil should be stored out of direct sunlight, however.
I honestly believe you're going to love your Fresh Shores Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, just like I do! Order yours today.
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