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Tip #72: Set Aside The Vegetable Oil And Reach For Coconut Oil

Written by Steve

Coconut oil is a cholesterol free cooking oil derived from mature coconuts. Not only does it have a pleasant flavor, but coconut oil also has a nigher smoke temperature, making it a great choice when pan searing meats.

Coconut oil also has many potential health benefits, which include/may include:

  • It may lower your risk of getting cardiovascular disease. (1)
  • May improve cardiovasular health. (2)
  • Bolstering the immune system. (3)
  • Providing a boost to your thyroid. (4)
  • Helping to speed up your metabolism. (5)

1 Kaunitz H, Dayrit CS. Coconut oil consumption and coronary heart disease. Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine, 1992;30:165-171

2 Prior IA, Davidson F, Salmond CE, Czochanska Z. Cholesterol, coconuts, and diet on Polynesian atolls: a natural experiment: The Pukapuka and Tokelau Island studies, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1981;34:1552-1561

3 Dr. Mary G. Enig, Ph.D., F.A.C.N. Source: Coconut: In Support of Good Health in the 21st Century

4 Baba, N 1982.Enhanced thermogenesis and diminished deposition of fat in response to overfeeding with diet containing medium-chain triglycerides, Am. J. Clin. Nutr., 35:379

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