Cooking With Coconut Oil


Cooking With Coconut Oil

Cooking With Coconut Oil

 

Is coconut oil good for you? Many believe that because of the saturated fats, it’s not. Nutritionists have found that not all saturated fats are the same nor do they all behave the same. The primary saturated fat in organic coconut oil is lauric acid (makes up 50% of it), which is a medium chain fatty acid. The only other place you will find this high content of lauric acid would be in human breast milk. We all know how important breast milk is for the overall health of the infant.

Coconut Oil is the most stable oil at high temperatures. It is even more stable than olive oil. Several years ago scientists conducted a study. They used the hydrogenated form and showed a high increase in cholesterol levels. The word got out that coconut oil was not good for you. When scientists at Harvard conducted another study using the non-hydrogenated form, they learned that it was good for you. It does not have to be hydrogenated to prevent rancidity. Although it is a saturated fat, it is very good for you. The medium chain fatty acids help the body use all other fats. It has lauric acid which is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral.

Unsaturated oils like vegetable oil, corn oil, and safflower oil just to name a few oxidize when exposed to any heat, even room temperature heat. The problem with oxidation in oils is that it makes it rancid and produces Free Radicals. Free Radicals are molecules that are missing a critical component and steal what they need from your healthy cells, altering your DNA which accelerates aging and over 90% of all diseases we suffer from today. This is BAD, and why you should move your family away from these oils, and stop cooking with them. Cooking with these oils accelerates oxidation, which produces more Free Radicals.

Coconut Oil is saturated and heat stable so that it doesn’t get damaged when you cook with it, and it does not oxidize, so no free radicals are getting into your bodies destroying their healthy cells. You can cook with it, bake with it, and mix it up for dressings and other healthy treats. Several forms of this oil have no taste. It is naturally a solid in the winter and liquid in the summer. It does not have to be refrigerated. It lasts for years. We use it in all the recipes that call for butter or vegetable oil. You will be amazed at how soft and tender your baked foods are when made with coconut oil. You will be even more impressed with how you feel when you use coconut oil. Make sure it does not get so hot that it smokes. This causes carcinogens in any oil.

Other benefits:

• Promotes heart health

• Supports the Immune System

• Gives you Energy

• Supports healthy metabolism

• Promotes weight loss

• Maintains normal Cholesterol levels

• It also doubles as an excellent moisturizer for your skin.

Organic Coconut Oil tastes good and is so good for you. It’s so easy to include it in all your recipes by simply replacing it with all your other cooking oil. You can even replace it with butter or margarine and use as a spread.

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