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Coconut Oil


Coconut Oil

0.60 LBS
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Product Description

Our organic coconut oil is tasty and high in medium chain triglyceride fats, which feed the brain,and lauric acid which is antifungal.

Coconut oil is a tasty, healthy, naturally saturated vegetable product. Coconut butter is very stable, making it ideal for saut cooking and baking. This certified organic oil is unhydrogenated, unrefined, contains no trans fatty acids and no solvents. Because it is so stable, it will not oxidize, creating free radicals, like unsaturated and mono-saturated fats, which current research is showing are actually more dangerous. The most dangerous fats of all are the trans-fats from artificially hydrogenated vegetable oils in the form of margarine and shortening - which ironically appear to the leading contributors to heart disease as opposed to cholesterol and saturated fats.

Unhydrogenated coconut oil is made up mostly of medium chain fatty triglyceride (MCT) fats, which the body metabolizes efficiently and converts into energy, rather than storing as fat. It consists of approximately 50% Lauric Acid which has potent has anti-Candida (anti-yeast), anti-viral, and anti-bacterial properties. This product does not have a coconut flavor - it is neutral tasting. We also offer a Virgin Organic Coconut oil that does have a delicate coconut flavor.

There are only two fuels that the brain can run on - one is glucose and the other is MCTs. A brain running on MCT oil runs more efficiently and requires less oxygen. Those of us who eat a Western diet high in sugar and refined carbohydrates stress our pancreas with these foods by generating excessive levels of glucose which the pancreas must attempt to lower levels of by secreting the insulin that enables the glucose to be absorbed in cells. If too much insulin is constantly generated to deal with excessive levels of glucose and carbs, then the cells start to become resist to insulin signals for them to absorb the glucose over time. Eventually when cells become resistant to insulin, diabetes sets in. Excessive levels of glucose that are not absorbed in the body lead to glycation where glucose binds to other substances in the body - which can lead to the formation of beta amyloid plaque in the eyes, pancreas, and brain.

Unfortunately, diabetes can also occur in the brain. Alzheimer's is considered to be a diabetes of the brain. If the brain cannot get enough fuel (in the form of glucose), brain cells die, which is the underlying cause of neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and perhaps even autism. However, the cells in the brain do not become resistant to MCT and so if one can reduce levels of glucose to prevent glycation and supplement with MCT oil, one can prevent brain cells from being damanged and/or dying. A therapeutic dose for an individual with a neurodegenerative disease is considered to be three tablespoons of coconut oil a day, one tablespoon approximately every 8 hours to keep levels of MCT in brain consistently elevated. This oil can be used in cooking or taken straight.

According to Dr. Patricia Kane, an expert in the fatty acid metabolism of autistic children, the majority of autistic children do not properly metabolize fats and oils. Hydrogenated oils (oils thickened with nickel) are especially toxic as they have long-chain molecules that are not broken down properly by autistic children. Hydrogenated oils may be yet another source of heavy metal toxicity for these children.

Coconut butter is the same as coconut oil. Its melting point is 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When it is solid, it is referred to as coconut butter and when it is melted it is referred to as coconut oil. It is used widely on tropical island countries, such as the Philippines and Fiji as a primary cooking oil, where the incidences of heart disease are amongst the lowest in the world.

It also makes an economical face and body oil and can actually support the healing of skin irritations.

I use coconut butter as a healthful substitute for shortening and butter in baking recipes, for frying up pancakes and to saut potatoes. It is not a substitute for butter or margarine as a spread on toast or crackers, but is excellent for cooking.

Ingredients: organic, unrefined coconut butter



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