Coconut Oil (Organic, Virgin)
This Oil Should Be in Your Kitchen
AND Your Medicine Cabinet
Coconut oil is a saturated fat, which means it doesn't go rancid when heated or when stored for long periods of time.
Essential Fatty Acids (EFA's) turn into unhealthy "trans fats" when heated, so although you need EFA's for good health, you should NOT cook with them! Even olive oil, a polyunsaturated fat (PUFA) should NOT be used for cooking. (Olive oil is NOT an essential fat).
Coconut oil and other saturated fats are heat-stable. For frying and deep-frying, coconut oil is one of the very best oils to use.
In addition to being heat-stable and great for cooking, coconut oil has the following health advantages:
- Coconut oil contains lauric acid and other a medium-chain triglycerides (MCT's) with powerful antimicrobial effects against a wide range of bacteria, viruses, fungi / yeasts and protozoa. (1-7)
- The MCT's in coconut oil activate the immune system. (8,9)
- Coconut oil's MCT's have proven anti-tumor effects. (10,11)
- MCT's in coconut oil aid weight loss three ways: by decreasing hunger, increasing fat-burning and increasing metabolism. (12-19)
- Lowers cholesterol and improves blood fat levels. (20-22)
If you've heard bad things about saturated fats, you should know that it's all nonsense - bogus B.S. promoted by the soy oil industry and Big Business. (Can you say "Proctor and Gamble"?) Read about the unjustified "bad press" that this miraculous oil has suffered here: Saturated Fat: Another Big, Fat Lie
We offer organic, virgin coconut oil, the finest quality available. Use coconut to cook, make pie crusts or anything that calls for "Crisco" (Crystallized Cottonseed Oil, a product not fit for human consumption).
Use Coconut Oil, two to four tablespoons per day as a food, substituted for whatever oils you currently cook with (except butter which is a true health food). Heck, you can even use coconut oil on your skin as a moisturizer, protectant and anti-microbial!
Coconut Oil (Organic, Virgin) 15 fl. ounces $15.95
Please Note: Coconut oil is slippery stuff - and it may seep from it's container during shipment. We have received reports of coconut oil seeping out of still-tightly-sealed jars! We double-bag this product and pack it carefully for shipping but we cannot be responsible for leakage during shipment - there will be no returns or refunds on this product.
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