Below is an excellent article written by Dr Al Sears, MD, CNS. He is addressing and refuting the ludicrous recent report about coconut oil & MCT oil. Please note that the source of this negative and fake news is from the very ones who feed you dangerous drugs, pesticides and gmo’s to keep you sick and make you sicker with more drugs, more pesticides and more gmo’s. Remember that if you weren’t sick, doctors and big pharma wouldn’t be making money!
Remember: Always, keep it organic, be it food, supplements or anything and everything the touches or enters your body! ~ NationalAddictionNews.com
Not long ago, I overheard some of my staff in the conference room talking about the American Heart Association’s latest dire warning about the “dangers of coconut oil.”
I got up from my desk and joined them. This kind of misinformation makes me furious… Especially coming from an organization that sells itself on looking out for the public’s heart health.
Once again, the AHA is twisting the facts because of their ignorance of the science.
And then the mainstream media jumps on the bandwagon and publishes headlines like these:
“Coconut Oil Isn’t Healthy. It’s Never Been Healthy” — USA Today
“Nutrition Experts Warn Coconut Oil Is On Par With Beef Fat, Butter” — Chicago Tribune
“This Popular Health Food Is Worse For You Than Pork Lard” — Daily Star
It turns out that the latest bad advice comes courtesy of a Presidential Advisory published in the AHA journal. In it, they recommend that everyone avoid coconut oil because it’s high in saturated fat and leads to high cholesterol levels.
I’ve been shattering the fat and cholesterol myth for almost as long as I’ve been practicing medicine. Of course, the AHA still believe this is what causes heart disease.
The research doesn’t back it up.
In fact, it finds just the opposite.
Numerous studies show that saturated fats like those found in coconut oil, butter and lard are good for your heart.
As you know, I’ve told you before how cholesterol and fat can benefit your heart. I’ve also written to you many times about the heart-health benefits of coconut oil.
And in just the last few months, I’ve seen some very powerful research that backs up what I’ve been saying.
A recent study from the University of Cambridge in England found that coconut oil can lower the risk of heart disease and stroke when consumed every day for a month.
In the study, researchers followed 94 volunteers between the ages of 50 and 75. None of them had a history of heart disease.
After four weeks of eating three tablespoons of coconut oil a day, participants had a 15% rise in healthy HDL levels, leading the scientists to report that this superfood can lower your risk of developing heart disease or stroke.1
Another study looked at diabetes risk. It found that the medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut oil significantly improve blood sugar levels and reduce insulin resistance.2 And lowering your risk of diabetes greatly improves your chance of avoiding a heart attack.
Further studies have shown that coconut oil:
Boosts brain function in people with Alzheimer’s disease3
Reduces inflammation and arthritis4
Protects the liver6
Improves body composition and weight in women7
All in all, there have been more than 1,500 studies proving coconut oil to be one of the healthiest foods on earth.
3 Ways to Get More Coconut Oil in Your Foods
I recommend my patients use coconut oil every day. Here are three ways you can get more of it in your meal plan.
Fry with it. Coconut oil has a high smoke point. That means that it won’t degrade at high temperatures — leaving all the fatty acids intact. It’s especially great for pan searing. If you do cook with it, consider getting it without flavor. This is known as “expeller-pressed” coconut oil.
Make a smoothie. Scoop a healthy serving of coconut oil (it’ll probably be solid, but that’s okay) into the blender. Mix in your favorite fresh fruits. Maybe even add some protein powder. Add organic milk and a little ice. Blend it all and enjoy a tasty, heart-healthy smoothie.
Take it to go. This delicious and healthy trail mix is great for people on the go. It will give you the steady, long-lasting energy you need.
Make My Favorite Coconut Trail Mix Recipe
2 cups almonds
2 cups cashews
2 cups pecans
1 cup coconut shreds
2 tsp. coconut oil (melted)
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. Himalayan pink salt
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Add all ingredients to a large bowl and toss together until fully combined.
Place mix on a large baking sheet and spread out in one layer evenly.
Bake trail mix for 10 minutes, toss and bake for another 5-10 minutes.
Let cool and dry out completely before serving and storing.
Oven temperatures will vary so check your trail mix every 5 minutes.
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD
Al Sears, MD, CNS