Coconut oil was victimized during that era of erroneous dogma that demonized saturated fats, including butter, and created the unhealthy trans-fatty acid hydrogenated unsaturated fat industry, which included margarine. Saturated fats have been resurrected from the trash bin of forbidden foods over the past decade or so with proven health merits.
Now that the fog of junk science dogma has lifted, more and more health conscious folks are finding saturated fats, especially coconut oil, are beyond just safe. They are healthy and medicinal. Several published but unpublicized studies have been conducted and are in progress regarding palm or coconut oil’s medicinal properties.
One of the most profound studies that you probably haven’t read or heard about involves cancer. It was conducted by Australian researchers and published in the January 2014 journal Chemotherapy under “experimental chemotherapy”. It was an in vitro (test tube, petri dish) study on human colon or colorectal cancer cells.
Colorectal or colon cancer has the second highest death rate of all cancers and is the third most commonly diagnosed. (more…)
If you have been avoiding fatty foods because you think eating fat makes you get fat, it’s time to look at three fatty foods that can actually help you lose weight. In addition, each gives a powerful boost to the brain, which is 60 percent fat and needs constant replenishment to work well. Not surprisingly, each of these foods is naturally occurring and has been either very minimally processed or not processed at all.
Coconut oil – is nature’s richest source of medium-chain fatty acids that lead to weight loss. Most plant based fats are made up of long chain fatty acids, which are typically stored in the body as fat. On the other hand, medium chain triglycerides are transported directly to the liver, to promote thermogenesis (the production of heat), which increases body metabolism and spurs weight loss. (more…)
The avocado could be the crown jewel in a healthy plant centered diet, even though it is not a vegetable. Avocado is actually a fruit — an oily berry, sometimes called alligator pear because of its shape and outer skin texture and color.
Avocado, along with organic rice and dry, freshly soaked and cooked beans, is more than enough to silence the meat industry’s claim that you’re not getting enough protein. Though foolishly ignored by weight watcher types for its high fat content, what is also foolishly ignored is the avocado’s high and complete protein content.
Of course, it’s easy to be foolish if you don’t know the facts. So here we go.
Avocado Fat Facts (more…)