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In the News (Mon 23 Oct 17)

  
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At the end of their lives, the animals' obesity increased directly in proportion to the ratio of unsaturated oil to coconut oil in their diet, and was not related to the total amount of fat they had consumed.
Just as metabolism is "activated" by consumption of coconut oil, which prevents the inhibiting effect of unsaturated oils, other inhibited processes, such as clot removal and immune function, will probably tend to be restored by continuing use of coconut oil.
For those of us who use coconut oil consistently, one of the most noticeable changes is the ability to go for several hours without eating, and to feel hungry without having symptoms of hypoglycemia.
www.mercola.com /2001/mar/24/coconut_oil.htm   (3315 words)

  
  Coconut oil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Coconut oil, also known as coconut butter, is a fat consisting of about 90% saturated fat, extracted from coconuts and used in cosmetics as well as baking and cooking.
Coconut oil is a triglyceride containing 86.5% saturated fatty acids, 5.8% monounsaturated fatty acids, and 1.8% polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Coconut oil has also been tested for use as a feedstock for biodiesel as diesel engine fuel, or in its pure form Vegetable oil used as fuel.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coconut_oil   (1323 words)

  
 About Coconut Oil   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is a bland, odorless, colorless oil that retains most of the triglycerides of the original coconut, but it is missing the flavors and micro-nutrients that are intact in the Virgin Coconut Oils we offer at SMart Supply.
Their coconut oil has always been organic, it is just a matter of time until it is official with all the paperwork.
Coconut oil is a very stable oil, and it is not readily attacked or hydrogenated.
www.smartsupply.cc /I-coconutoil-about.htm   (1983 words)

  
 Coconut Oil   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Coconut oil is a member of the family of tropical oils, which also include palm, palm kernel, cocoa, and shea nut oils.
In a double-blind study of young men with normal cholesterol levels, coconut oil was used to create a diet higher in both myristic and lauric acids, and this diet was compared with a similar diet with longer-chain saturated fatty acids.
Coconut oil may be found in many types of processed foods, including fried foods, crackers, desserts, candies, whipped topping, and non-dairy creamers.
www.kroger.com /hn/Supp/Coconut_Oil.htm   (1474 words)

  
 A New Look at Coconut Oil
The use of coconut oil as a shortening was advertised in the United States in popular cookbooks at the end of the 19th century.
The hydrogenated coconut oil was selected instead of hydrogenated cottonseed, corn or soybean oil because it was a soft enough fat for blending into diets due to the presence of the lower melting medium chain saturated fatty acids.
The synthetic diets had 2% added corn oil with a total fat of 16% Total tissue cholesterol accumulation for animals on the safflower diet was six times greater than for animals fed the coconut oil, and twice that of the animals fed the control oil.
www.westonaprice.org /knowyourfats/coconut_oil.html   (5883 words)

  
 Recipes using coconut oil - coconut oil, coconut oil recipes, coconut oil uses, coconut butter, RBD, coconut, coconut ...
For example, a tablespoon of coconut oil weighs about 13 grams and it is much easier to add this amount by weighing rather than using a measuring spoon and trying to be sure that you scrape everything off of the spoon.
After the coconut oil hardens the easiest way I have found to scoop it out is to take a tablespoon (not a measuring spoon, but a large soup type spoon) and scrape it repeatedly across the surface.
To substitute for vegetable oil, use the amount of oil called for in the recipe, melt the coconut oil and be sure that the other ingredients (eggs, liquids, etc.) are at room temperature or at least warm enough so that they do not cool the coconut oil enough to make it solidify.
www.coconutoil-online.com /RECIPES.html   (610 words)

  
 Coconut-Info.com - the place for information on the health benefits of coconut products
Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, which is known for being anti-viral, antibacterial and anti-fungal.
Coconut oil is also being used by thyroid sufferers to increase body metabolism, and to lose weight.
Virgin coconut oil is also used for making natural soaps and other health products, as it is one of the healthiest things one can put on their skin.
www.coconut-info.com   (515 words)

  
 Coconutoil.com - The Benefits of Coconut Oil - Ray Peat
Just as metabolism is "activated" by consumption of coconut oil, which prevents the inhibiting effect of unsaturated oils, other inhibited processes, such as clot removal and phagocytosis, will probably tend to be restored by continuing use of coconut oil.
While the toxic unsaturated paint-stock oils, especially safflower, soy, corn and linseed (flaxseed) oils, have been sold to the public precisely for their drug effects, all of their claimed benefits were false.
I saw people lose weight stably when they had the habit of eating large amounts of tortilla chips fried in coconut oil, but those chips disappeared when their producers were pressured into switching to other oils, in spite of the short shelf life that resulted in the need to add large amounts of preservatives.
www.coconutoil.com /ray_peat_coconutoil.htm   (3084 words)

  
 Coconut Oil
The soy oil (47%) and palm olein (53%) formula gave 90.6% absorption of fat and 39% absorption of calcium, whereas the soy oil (60%) and coconut oil (40%) gave 95.2% absorption of fat and 48.4% absorption of calcium (Nelson et al 1996).
The extraction of oil from fresh coconut has been reported in the past decade and my impression is that this is being considered as a desirable source of minimally processed oil, which produces an oil with desirable characteristics for the natural foods market.
After years of packaging coconut oil for skin use only, one of the large suppliers of oils to the natural foods and health foods stores has introduced coconut oil for food use, and it has appeared within the last few months on shelves in the Washington, DC metropolitan area along with other oils.
www.coconut-oil-sales.com /articles/coconut_oil_article_14.htm   (10089 words)

  
 Pure Virgin Coconut Oil - The Smarter Fat That Helps Promote Weight Loss
Coconut oil continued to be demonized by the vegetable oil industry throughout the ensuing decades.
When coconut oil is absorbed into the skin and connective tissues, it helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by helping to keep connective tissues strong and supple.
Coconut oil is exceptionally helpful for pregnant women, nursing moms, the elderly, those concerned about digestive health, athletes (even weekend warriors), and those of you who just want to enhance your overall health.
products.mercola.com /coconut-oil   (3921 words)

  
 Coconut Oil: Coconut Connections (UK) Certified Organic Virgin Oil
Significantly, because virgin coconut oil is very stable, it is highly resistant to free radical generation when heated, even at high temperatures and is an especially safe oil to cook with.
Coconut oil is known as the "energy fat" and is favoured by dieters, athletes, and body builders.
Although our virgin coconut oil is sold as a food product, there are many people around the world who have used coconut oil for this purpose for centuries applying it to the body and hair.
www.virgincoconutoil.co.uk   (2367 words)

  
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Her apparent youth increased my interest in the effects of coconut oil.\par \par \tab In the l960s, Hartroft and Porta gave an elegant argument for decreasing the ratio of unsaturated oil to saturated oil in the diet (and thus in the tissues).
I saw people lose weight stably when they had the habit of eating large amounts of tortilla chips fried in coconut oil, but those chips disappeared when their producers were pressured in to switching to other oils, in spite of the short shelf life that resulted in the need to add large amounts of preservatives.
I found that eating more coconut oil lowered my weight an other few pounds, and eating less caused it to increase.\par \par \tab The anti-obesity effect of coconut oil is clear in all of the animal studies, and in my friends who eat it regularly.
www.efn.org /~raypeat/coconut.rtf   (2462 words)

  
 Coconut Oil : What's all the fuss about virgin coconut oil?
Coconut oil has been used for centuries as a vital source of food for health and general well being in traditional communities of tropical regions.
Recent research verifies traditional beliefs that the coconut palm is “The Tree of Life” and that, just like any other pure, whole food, coconuts and virgin coconut oil have a significant role to play in a well balanced, nutritious diet.
To ingest a therapeutic dose of oil using coconut oil capsules is going to be prohibitively expensive and also means that you would consume a large amount of gelatine.
www.coconut-connections.com   (860 words)

  
 Coconut oil
Coconuts came to Florida in 1840, when a ship transporting coconuts sank off the coast and the nuts washed ashore and began to grow along the beaches.
Coconuts play a unique role in the diets of mankind because they are the source of important physiologically functional components.
The research from over four decades concerning coconut oil in the diet and heart disease is quite clear: coconut oil has been shown to be beneficial in combating/reducing the risk factors in heart disease.
www.blackherbals.com /coconut_oil.htm   (1428 words)

  
 Coconutoil.com - Research on Coconut Oil's Benefits
Coconut oil is an edible oil that has been consumed in tropical places for thousands of years.
Studies done on native diets high in coconut consumption show that these populations are generally in good health, and don't suffer as much from many of the modern diseases of western nations.
Coconut oil was once prevalent in western countries like the United States as well.
www.coconutoil.com   (242 words)

  
 Coconut Oil
Although the advantage of regular consumption of coconut oil has been under -appreciated by the consumer and producer alike for the past two or three decades, its unique benefits are compelling for the health-minded consumer of today.
In other words, the lauric acid in coconut oil is used by the the body to make the same ailment fighting fatty acid derivative (monolaurin) that babies make from the lauric acid they get from their mother’s milk.
Coconut oil is a function food that may offer tremendous benefits to the body on a variety of different levels, from supplementing its own defenses to assisting in the control of cholesterol levels.
www.mindbodyhealth.com /Roex/CoconutOil.htm   (1180 words)

  
 Coconut Oil   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although the advantage of regular consumption of coconut oil has been under -appreciated by the consumer and producer alike for the past two or three decades, its unique benefits are compelling for the health-minded consumer of today.
In other words, the lauric acid in coconut oil is used by the the body to make the same ailment fighting fatty acid derivative (monolaurin) that babies make from the lauric acid they get from their mother’s milk.
Coconut oil is a function food that may offer tremendous benefits to the body on a variety of different levels, from supplementing its own defenses to assisting in the control of cholesterol levels.
www.roex.com /coconutoil.htm   (1154 words)

  
 Coconut Research Center Home Page
Coconut oil is of special interest because it possesses healing properties far beyond that of any other dietary oil and is extensively used in traditional medicine among Asian and Pacific populations.
The coconut palm is so highly valued by them as both a source of food and medicine that it is called "The Tree of Life." Only recently has modern medical science unlocked the secrets to coconut's amazing healing powers.
The saturated fatty acids in coconut oil are predominately medium-chain fatty acids.
www.coconutresearchcenter.org /index.htm   (1199 words)

  
 Coconut oil   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In preparing copra, the dried meat of the coconut, the nuts are cut in half, the milk drained off, and the nuts are exposed to sun.
The oil is extracted from the copra by heating and pressing in various types of expellers.
The oil is used for margarines and vegetable shortenings.
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/Crops/Coconut_oil.html   (138 words)

  
 Coconut Oil - Healthiest on Earth
Coconut oil was heavily used in the U.S. at one time, being used for baking, pastries, frying, and theater popcorn.
The countries that these tropical oils came from, mainly the Philippines and Malaysia, were too poor to counter these untrue claims with advertising investments for the truth.
Hydrogenated oils are oils with trans-fatty acids, which have been altered from their original chemical composition and have been shown to raise serum cholesterol levels that can lead to heart disease.
www.naturodoc.com /library/nutrition/coconut_oil_healthy.htm   (1045 words)

  
 Guide to Coconut Oil, benefits of virgin coconut oil for hypothyroid, diabetes and Crohn's disease.
I learned that coconut oil is not only a good alternative to other fats and oils for cooking and baking but is arguably the best oil of all from a health standpoint.
In this process, fresh coconut meat is grated and pressed to produce a coconut milk which is a mixture of oil, water, proteins, etc. This mixture is allowed to ferment for approximately 48 hours which causes the solids and water content to separate from the oil.
The oil must be heated at a high enough temperature and for a long enough time to reduce the moisture content to a point which will prevent rancidity.
www.coconutoil-online.com   (903 words)

  
 Virgin coconut oil, hemp seed oil, extra virgin coconut oil, hemp seed
How coconut oil is processed is the key to optimizing its taste, texture, color, and aroma.
What went unreported was the fact that the coconut oil used in the studies was hydrogenated—not the virgin oil used for centuries as a staple food.
Coconut oil is about 50 percent lauric acid, a rare medium-chain fatty acid found in mother's milk that supports healthy metabolism and is now being studied for its anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial health-protecting properties.
nutiva.com /products/10_coconut.php   (402 words)

  
 Coconut Oil - Its virtues for weight loss, preventing cancer & heart disease
Just as metabolism is "activated" by consumption of coconut oil, which prevents the inhibiting effect of unsaturated oils, other inhibited processes, such as clot removal and phagocytosis, will probably tend to be restored by continuing use of coconut oil.
Many people see coconut oil in its hard, white state, and as a result of their training watching television or going to medical school associate it with the cholesterol-rich plaques in blood vessels.
The anti-obesity effect of coconut oil is clear in all of the animal studies, and in my friends who eat it regularly.
www.naturodoc.com /library/nutrition/coconut_oil.htm   (6102 words)

  
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Close to two-thirds of the saturated fat in coconut oil is made up of medium-chain fatty acids, which have antimicrobial properties, are easily digested by the body for quick energy, and are beneficial to the immune system.
Remember--hydrogenated oils are oils with trans-fatty acids, which have been altered from their original chemical composition and have been shown to raise cholesterol levels and lead to heart disease and other health problems.
However, coconut oil can vary widely in terms of the types of coconuts used, the manufacturing processes used to make the oil, and more, and all of these factors play a major role in the effectiveness of the oil.
www.mercola.com /2003/sep/13/coconut_oil.htm   (810 words)

  
 Virgin Coconut Oil | Wilderness Family Naturals Coconut Oil
One is a pure, unrefined virgin coconut oil made by centrifugal force, and a the other is a traditional virgin coconut oil made using the traditional Philippine fermentation process.
The oil is not heated above room temperature in the Philippines and the resulting coconut milk emulsion does not exceed 25° C or 78.8° F Read more about centrifuged extra virgin coconut oil.
Virgin Coconut Oil: Nature's Miracle Medicine - This short 80-page introduction to the miracles of coconut oil is presented in a friendly, non-technical format for those who want the facts, but don't want to wade though a lot of scientific explanations and medical terminology.
www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com   (1038 words)

  
 Coconut Oil
I believe that coconut oil is a very good oil for those with thyroid disease, both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.
There seems to be good evidence that coconut oil is very good for thyroid health.
Many people see coconut oil in its hard, white state, and--as a result of their training watching television or going to medical school--associate it with the cholesterol-rich plaques in blood vessels.
www.ithyroid.com /coconut_oil.htm   (2893 words)

  
 Coconut Oil: What is it and what can it do for you?
Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, which is known for being antiviral and antibacterial.
Virgin coconut oil is also used for making natural soaps and other health products, as it is one of the healthiest things we can put on our skin.
Studies were done to show that coconut oil, and all saturated fats, were bad for one's health because they raised serum cholesterol levels.
www.coconut-connections.com /virgin_coconut_oil.htm   (985 words)

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