coconut oil health benefits

Is Saturated Fat Really Bad?

The more I tell people about the many health benefits of adding extra virgin coconut oil into their diet, I tend to get mixed reviews about coconut oil being a saturated fat. One misconception that people have is that all saturated fat is bad for you. Unlike butter, coconut oil is a plant based saturated fat containing medium chain triglycerides, which contain the health benefits of coconut oil. Carrie Dennett, Registered Dietician, explains why our bodies need certain amounts of saturated fat to function properly. “Just as our bodies need some cholesterol, they also need some saturated fat for various […]

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Dr. Oz Goes Paleo

Dr. Oz is a well-known doctor because of his popular television show “The Dr. Oz Show”. His show focuses on on medical issues and personal health. I know that I am personally unable to watch the show due to my work schedule, but I always hear good things about it. Dr. Oz has been known to keep up with the latest trends for your health and his newest findings are with the Paleo Diet. If you are not familiar with the Paleo diet it is based upon eating wholesome, contemporary foods from the food groups that our hunter-gatherer ancestors would have […]

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Coconut Oil, Heart Health and You

How’s your heart health? It could be better by including virgin coconut oilin your diet. That’s the take-home message from a recent animal study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine and a review of studies on dietary fats and health in Advances in Nutrition. Here’s the lowdown: All fats and oils are made up of fatty acids. Some saturated fatty acids clog arteries and increase your risk for cardiovascular disease. However, the specific saturated fatty acids found in virgin coconut oil may help improve heart health in a number of ways by: 1) Preventing blood pressure from rising 2) […]

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