Q: My friend heard that coconut oil will make you lean and healthy. What do you think?
FALSE A: Did you know that there’s a manufacturing plant in the Philippines that is turning coconut oil into a biofuel? While most plant products are good for you, coconut oil is a complete misfit. It is loaded with saturated fat, the kind that clogs up your internal engine (your arteries and heart) with lousy LDL cholesterol and puts you on the wait list for the cardiac care unit. — July 12, 2010 Star Telegram
Wow, are these guys dead wrong!!! (excuse my pun) All it takes is a little research to find the many case studies that show coconut oil is very healthy for you. Let me answer the question the correct way.
TRUE A: Coconut oil is a medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) which will jump start your metabolism. What this means to you is, your body does not normally store MCFAs and converts them into energy, great if you are trying to shed a few extra pounds. Coconut is used in some sports drinks to help athletes produce lean mass.
According to a study published by the Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine, 1992, People of the Philippines have some of the lowest rates of heart disease in the world.
A report published by the National Cancer Instituete lists Thailand (having the highest consumption of coconut in the world) as having the lowest cancer rate for both men and women out of the 50 countries studied.
It is so exciting what Coconut and coconut oil can do for your health. It is even very helpful for diabetics. I have attached a short movie for you to view on this subject. I could go on and on with the research easily found on the internet. Guess Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen missed the boat on this one.
UPDATE: Dr. Oz has changed his position on Coconut Oil. He is now recommending it on his TV show and website. We have to commend Dr. Oz for reevaluating his stance on this saturated fat after seeing the research proving it is a healthy fat for our bodies.
Here is a video interview with Dr. Bruce Fife an expert on Coconut Oil with some exciting benefits of consuming coconut oil.
Video – Impact of Coconut Oil on Blood Sugar and Diabetes