Coconut Oil Blues/Lullaby

If I could sing a song to coconut oil I would. It would be a lullaby. If I could write a song about coconut oil, it would be a blues tune.

Coconut oil is still so misunderstood.

Let’s just get this out in the open- Yes! Coconut oil is high in saturated fat! However, contrary to mainstream belief, saturated fats are not bad for you, they just have a bad rap. The consensus is that the sat fats are bad because they increase the LDL in blood (associated with cardiovascular diseases), but this is a bit of a misnomer and is what most of society has locked onto. In actuality, there are studies that show coconut oil increases beneficial HDL and lowers LDL!

Coconut oil used to be a staple in the United States, but due to a negative campaign against saturated fats in general, the versatile oil was abandoned for hydrogenated polyunsaturated oils that come from US’s main cash crops (like soy). And guess what! These contain trans fatty acids, the real culprit to poor health.

Another reason for coconut oil’s bad rap was that it was maimed. Yes, destroyed of it’s beneficial qualities by being refined and hydrogenated. By hydrogenating the oil, the amount of saturated fat present in the oil increases, and can produce trans fats. As for refined coconut oil, heated up to high temps it goes ‘bad’ and also produce trans fats.

So, if you are going to consume coconut oil, make sure that it is:

  • virgin
  • unrefined
  • unhydrogenated

And please share the coconut blues/lullaby with your friends.

You can also check out www.coconutoil.com and www.tropicaltraditions.com because they have a lot of links to research on coconut oil and saturated fats.

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