Organic extra-virgin, unrefined Coconut Oil is the superior oil for high heat cooking. It is available with and without coconut flavor.
It is lower in calories than most fats and oils.
Here are three reasons why you should incorporate coconut oil into your cooking:
- It is 50% medium-chain fatty acids, the kind that are not stored as fat in the body. Rather, they are metabolized into energy. This makes coconut oil a favorite food for athletes and people who want to manage their weight.
- The most remarkable property is that coconut oil contains lauric acid. This medium-chain fatty acid is only found in human milk and enhances the brain function and the immune system.
- In addition, it does not clog arteries or causes heart disease compared to hydrogenated and refined supermarket oils that contain toxic trans-fatty acids.
However, coconut oil should not be the primary fat source for nursing mothers and toddlers. They need to consume a variety of fats, including olive oil, cold-pressed flax seeds oil, avocado and unsalted organic butter, if tolerated.
For further details on coconut oil, click here to read the article ‘A new look at coconut oil’ by Mary J. Enig, PhD.