As a society much in tune with media reports, it is no wonder that many people doubt coconut oil as a superfood. These reports highlight the fact that coconut oil is high in saturated fat. In fact, it contains over 90% saturated fat. Moreover, saturated fats are linked to elevated cholesterol levels and blocked coronary arteries. Fortunately, there are several scientific studies to debunk these claims.
The truth is, not all saturated fats are the same. The fatty acids found in coconut oil, known as medium chain triglycerides, actually do not raise serum cholesterol or contribute to heart disease. Even more interestingly, studies have shown that cultures that eat significant amounts of coconut in their diet do not suffer from diseases that are seen in frequently in western cultures.
In addition to incorrect information, the American Heart Association wanted to change the American diet which was, and still is, causing obesity and heart disease. Saturated fats were believed to be the culprit, and the American Heart Association encouraged consumers to change to polyunsaturated fats. Coconut oil was included on the list of culprits, and the benefits were ignored. The truth is that our switch to primarily unsaturated fats has NOT reduced obesity or heart disease in the US.
The American Heart Association disregarded the fact that coconut oil is made up of 62% medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs). This characteristic of coconut oil makes it healthier, easier to digest, and important for absorbing other nutrients. Coconut oil can also boost the immune system, and help the body fight viruses and bacteria because it contains high concentrations of Lauric Acid.
Overall, coconut oil is safe and provides several health benefits. You can feel confident in adding Perfect Coconut Oil to your daily supplement regimen and favorite recipes.
Test Method : Gas Chromatography
Fatty Acid Percents may vary slightly by batch based on natural variations in Coconut Oil content of each batch.
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Perfect Coconut Oil is a smart choice when it comes to choosing a coconut oil supplement. It is pure, raw, extra-virgin, unrefined, organic, cold-pressed coconut oil that offers numerous health benefits.