Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Coconut Oil - Keys to Eating Healthy and to Good Nutrition with the Feast

Greetings health conscious friends.

Today I'd like to share an article I found on NewsTarget.com that I think you will benefit from.

"The Great Fat Debate:
Why Virgin Coconut Oil is Best"

It's quite a lengthy in-depth article, so I've included the link for you to click on if you'd like to read it. It is loaded with useful information and research findings on virgin .

Incorporating virgin coconut oil into your diet is another one of the to and to with .

Before I forget, I wanted to let you know that URI International sells an excellent Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil called "Coconut Pure."

Prices are: 18 fluid oz. $18.95, 32 fluid oz. $29.95, and 128 fluid oz. $72.95.

If you'd like to order some of this amazing coconut oil, click on the following link:

Coconut Pure by URI: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Below the link I will post a few of the most important points that I believe are worth remembering.

ARTICLE LINK: The Great Fat Debate - Why Virgin Coconut Oil Is Best

Summary of the most important points from the article:

1. Coconut oil is made up of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA’s).

2. MCFA’s actually helps us to lose weight, lower cholesterol, improve diabetic conditions and reduce the risk of heart troubles.

3. One of the most outstanding benefits of consuming MCFA’s is that they do not require the liver to digest and emulsify them. This means instant energy and increased thermogenesis (increased metabolic rate in the body) which leads to more heat production as well as improved circulation.

4. For anyone with impaired fat digestion or a removed gallbladder, coconut oil is the only oil to consume as it is very easily digested.

5. MCFA’s are also known for having antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties, so they are beneficial to our immune system.

6. In addition, coconut oil assists people with under-active thyroids by increasing the metabolic rate of the body and creating more energy.

Ray Peat Ph.D., a physiologist who has worked with progesterone and related hormones since 1968, says that the sudden surge of polyunsaturated oils in the food chain post World War II has caused many changes in hormones.

He writes: "Their [polyunsaturated oils] best understood effect is their interference with the function of the thyroid gland. Polyunsaturated oils block thyroid hormone secretion, its movement in the circulatory system, and the response of tissues to the hormone. When the thyroid hormone is deficient, the body is generally exposed to increased levels of oestrogen. The thyroid hormone is essential for making the ‘protective hormones’ progesterone and pregnenolone, so these hormones are lowered when anything interferes with the function of the thyroid. The thyroid hormone is required for using and eliminating cholesterol, so cholesterol is likely to be raised by anything that blocks the thyroid function. It is very interesting to note that high cholesterol is not a sign of eating too much saturated fat. High cholesterol in a lot of the cases is due to an under-active thyroid which affects the liver as well as the many loops and feedback systems within the endocrine system. Stress and the over consumption of carbohydrates/sugars also form high levels of cholesterol."

Remember that good nutrition and eating healthy begin with eating 5-12 servings of fresh organic vegetables and fruits daily, and taking by URI is one of the best ways to get that nutrition in a convenient, lifestlye-friendly, economical way.