Fats That Kill, Fats That Heal

A lot of the information people have about fats, what’s healthy and what isn’t, is completely wrong. Most of the so-called healthy vegetable oils are way too high in Omega 6 fatty acids. Unsaturated oils are oils in which hydrogen atoms are missing from the molecule, and this leads to free radical damage.

Vegetable oil suppresses the immune system. It is in fact used to suppress the immune systems of organ transplant patients.

Almond oil, soybean oil, corn oil, safflower oil, canola, sesame oil, sunflower seed oil... anything labeled unsaturated or polyunsaturated should be avoided. Of course, any hydrogenated oil is absolutely toxic.

What should you use? Olive oil is very good. So is butter from organic, grass-fed cattle. Even lard—provided it is not hydrogenated and comes from an organic, properly-fed source—is very good for you.

But the very healthiest oil of all is coconut.

The medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil are burned quickly by the body. They raise your energy level and metabolism, and do not get stored as fat. Coconut oil lowers cholesterol. The lauric acid in coconut oil is antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, and it boosts your immune system. Coconut oil enhances your thyroid function and reduces the effects of PMS.

Unsaturated fats rancidify easily, even after ingestion. Cooking with vegetable oil speeds up rancidity. It oxidized and causes free-radical damage. Even stored at room temperature, coconut oil doesn’t go rancid for years. The heat of cooking doesn’t damage it.

Coconut oil is also excellent for your skin and hair, whether ingested or applied topically.

Make sure the coconut oil you use is cold-pressed, extra virgin, 100% organic, and NOT hydrogenated. Live healthy!

Here is some further reading for you:

Coconut Oil Studies
Antimicrobial Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil
Unsaturated Oils
Oils In Context

More information about healthy fats:

Know Your Fats



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