“The Coconut Oil Conspiracy”: How big business kept this incredibly healthy oil from the masses……
Posted Sep 14 2013 5:09pm
….by convincing people that all saturated fats are bad for you…NOT!!!
For thousands of years, coconuts have been a staple of tropical cuisines, and those who followed a traditional coconut-based diet, such as Pacific Islanders, had none of the heart disease, cancer, diabetes, or other illnesses that plague modern America (at least until they switched to Western oils and diet).
Coconut had a solid reputation in Anerica in the first half of the last century, at least for those who knew about, especially after it's benefits became well known from soldiers in the Pacific Theater of World War II.
However, this all changed in 1954, from two research papers, whose data was "flimsy" at best…….
Two "Tragic" Research Papers
The short version of the story (since I link to the full articles at the bottom) is that in 1954, a researcher David Kritchevsky published two academic papers. The initial research described the effects of feeding cholesterol to rabbits and indicated that this may lead to the formation of blocked arteries and thus contribute to potential heart disease. In his second paper he described the beneficial effects of consuming polyunsaturated fatty acids from the oil of corn, soybeans, safflower and sunflower seeds for the lowering, at least temporarily, of cholesterol in the blood.
Although many studies at the time had also shown research to the contrary, the mud stuck and by the mid 60’s the reputation of all saturated oils in America had been destroyed.
Then comes the "Marketing Machine" of big business……
The well oiled marketing machinery funded by the soy bean and corn industry and supported by the American Heart Association was committed to change the American Diet, calling among others, for the substitution of saturated fats for polyunsaturates.
Today worldwide heart disease is still on the increase and obesity, linked to the “new” American diet is a major social problem worldwide that has governments worried about the health care cost of future generations.
All saturated fats are not created equal
The travesty of these actions was that one of nature’s most amazing resources, tropical oils, and especially coconut oil with all its functional, nutritional and pharmaceutical possibilities, has been lost to modern medicine for decades. Although saturated, coconut oil is structurally, pharmaceutically and behaviorally different to any other natural oil or fat.
You have to do your own homework, but you will find myself and other bloggers that are aware of the miracles within this health and healing food, will preach until the end of time to switch to this amazing oil, and take back control of your health….changing your oil will change your life
Most of the text from this article taken from a VERY informative on he benefits of Coconut Oil can be found here
My article where I show my AMAZINGLY great cholesterol scores from 15+ eggs a week (fried in coconut oil), the proof is in the pudding (and the blood tests),my article is here