Get the Facts on Coconut Oil:
It is too bad that coconut oil’s true benefits went largely unnoticed and unaccepted by the nutrition and diet industry in recent times. Wrongly affiliated with many of the “bad” saturated fats, coconut oil has been blamed and wrongly accused for many years as a cause of increased cholesterol levels and a risk for heart disease. Because heart disease is the number one killer in America, it is easy to see how any “oil” quickly gets labeled as “bad”.
Coconut oil is an edible oil that has been consumed in tropical places for thousands of years. It was once prevalent in western countries, including the United States. Popular cookbooks advertised it at the end of the 19th century. With a long shelf life and a melting point of 76 degrees, it was a favorite in the baking industry. A negative campaign against saturated fats in general - and the tropical oils in particular - led to most food manufacturers abandoning coconut oil in favor of the polyunsaturated oils that come from the main cash crops in the United States, particularly soy.
But studies done on traditional tropical populations that consume large amounts of coconut oil show just the opposite to this notion that coconut oil is “bad”. In fact, studies done on native diets show that these populations are generally in good health.
A history of misinformation and disinformation ruined coconut oil’s otherwise worthy reputation. Now it is returning to glory and redefining itself with the help of sound science and an exploration of its amazing health benefits.
What This all Means:
Increasingly over the past 40 years, the American diet has undergone major changes, many of which have involved fats and oils. There has been an increasing supply of the partially hydrogenated trans-containing vegetable oils and a decreasing amount of the lauric acid-containing oils. As a result, there has been an increased consumption of trans fatty acids and linoleic acid and a decrease in the consumption of lauric acid. This shift in diet has an effect on the fatty acids the body has available for metabolic activities. With Roex Coconut Oil supplement, we ensure you are getting enough lauric-acid-containing oils to help keep your body balanced and healthy. Each capsule consists of 1,000 mg of unprocessed coconut oil which contains medium fatty acids that the body quickly metabolizes and converts to energy.*
The multiple benefits attributed to coconut oil include:
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information is nutritional in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. This notice is required by the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
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