Coconut Oil Controversy

Coconut oil as a healthy food has come under controversy again due to recent article in USA Today.  Unfortunately this article is completely off base!

It is based on the false premise that fats, especially saturated fats, are unhealthy.  This could not be further from the truth.  Our bodies need fats (good fats) to survive.

My wife and I have been using coconut oil for many years, and found the least expensive to be Costco brand (pictured above).  84oz. for around $20 bucks!

We ingest it in our smoothies each day, use it in cooking, and apply it externally to areas of our bodies that need a little help.

It can help with various health conditions, as it is an anti-fungal:

Coconut oil contains 3 different fatty acids (Caprylic Acid, Capric Acid, Lauric Acid) that have each been found to be effective against the Candida yeast (see the research studies here and here). Caprylic acid in particular is a popular and effective antifungal, which you can buy in supplement form.

And also antiviral:

The antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties of the medium chain fatty acids/triglycerides (MCTs) found in coconut oil have been known to researchers since the 1960s. Research has shown that microorganisms that are inactivated include bacteria, yeast, fungi, and enveloped viruses.

Dr. Hardick has a great article on heart benefits: http://drhardick.com/coconut-oil-heart-disease.

And consuming good fats can help you lose weight!

So it would seem that coconut oil is a VERY good food to use to regain and maintain our good health!

To Your Health!