Saturday, October 23, 2010

Coconut Oil:A Powerful Virus-Destroyer and Antibiotic

Coconut oil is good for your heart and fights viruses and bacteria, too, says Dr. Joseph Mercola.
You've no doubt noticed that for about the last 60 years the majority of health care officials and the media have been telling you saturated fats are bad for your health and lead to a host of negative consequences, like elevated cholesterol, obesity, heart disease and Alzheimer's disease.

Meanwhile during this same 60 years the American levels of heart disease, obesity, elevated serum cholesterol and Alzheimer's have skyrocketed compared to our ancestors, and even compared to modern-day primitive societies using saturated fat as a dietary staple.

Did you know that multiple studies on Pacific Island populations who get 30–60% of their total caloric intact from fully saturated coconut oil have all shown nearly non-existent rates of cardiovascular disease?[1]

Clearly, a lot of confusion and contradictory evidence exists on the subject of saturated fats, even among health care professionals.

But I'm going to tell you something that public health officials and the media aren't telling you. Read more

2 comments:

CRY said...

I will go buy some for when i use oils to cook.
I didn't realize that I shouldn't be using my cold pressed olive oil that way. I think so often we use so much more oil than we should when we cook and even if the good oil is a bit more expensive it's better to use and like I said, we don't need very much.

Caitlin MacKenna said...

Coconut oil is rather expensive, but the benefits are worth it.