Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The New Coconut Oil

"Most older studies that gave coconut oil a bad rap
involved partially hydrogenated oil loaded with trans-fatty
acids. But the unrefined virgin coconut oil now available
in many health food stores is not chemically treated and is
trans-fat free. Marisa Moore, a spokeswoman for the American
Diabetic Association, a nonprofit organization of nutritionists,
explains that the main saturated fat in coconut oil is lauric
acid, a medium-chain fatty acid that can help increase levels
of HDL (good cholesterol)."

-Natural Awakenings November 2011