Huffington Post: In Defense of Fat

Susan Dopart, our resident RD, recently had an article published in the Huffington Post titled, “In Defense of Fat: 7 Surprising Facts.” Some of these facts may surprise you.  Check out the article and pay close attention to fact #3.

3. Saturated fat is not the evil villain to avoid.

Once thought to be the villain, many health care professionals recommended avoiding all sources of saturated fat (fat that is solid at room temperature). We now know that having some saturated fat will not break your health bank and some types of saturated fat can be part of a healthy diet.

One healthy source of saturated fat is extra-virgin, organic coconut oil. Coconut oil contains a type of MCT (medium chain triglyceride) oil called lauric acid that is only found here and in mother’s breast milk. Lauric acid is a powerful immune stimulant and may help in preventing sickness. In addition, coconut oil is safe to use at high temperatures since it is saturated and the molecules cannot be damaged. I’ve tried many brands of coconut oil and my favorite one is Kelapo — great for stir-frying veggies and your morning eggs.

 

Thanks Susan!

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32 Comments Post a comment

  1. Lisa Rineholt
    April 26, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    I’ve read a lot about benefits of coconut…I am sending an email to request a sample! Thank YOU!

  2. Violet D.
    April 26, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    all of the facts were interesting!

  3. Darcy Novak
    April 26, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I never knew that MCT was in coconut oil and breast milk. That makes me feel better knowing that. I want to use Coconut oil more often now.

  4. Shawna
    April 26, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Happy to have found your blog thru Facebook! Sending you my address for a free sample. Thanks:)

  5. Gina Nuzio
    April 26, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    I can’t believe I have not tried this amazing product before! Thank you!

  6. joe crowe
    April 26, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Can’t wait to try coconut oil in my stir fries.

  7. Michelle
    April 26, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Love hearing all the benefits of coconut oil!!!!

  8. lori henderson
    April 26, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    can’t wait to try it

  9. Emily C.
    April 26, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    I agree. It seems unnatural to avoid all saturated fats.

  10. Lisa
    April 26, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Great informative post! Just starting to cook with coconut oil!

  11. bridgett
    April 26, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    great to know

  12. Anna Rush
    April 26, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    That’s really good to know! I’m glad I read this!

  13. Brittany
    April 26, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    thanks for some great info! It’s kind of a relief to read something like this.

  14. Angela Q
    April 26, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    I love that your coconut oil is organic and unrefined!

  15. Caroline
    April 26, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Good to hear! You do hear all this bad stuff about saturated fat. Thanks for the info!

  16. Gloria Kerrigan
    April 26, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    I have been wanting to try cooking with coconut oil. I have read that it is healthy and gives food a good flavor. Excited about the free sample!

  17. leslie
    April 26, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Great article. I’m just learning about coconut oil and how to use it. Your blog is very helpful! Thanks

  18. Ingvild
    April 26, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    I will definitely try that! 😀

  19. Theresa
    April 26, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I just starting using coconut oil on my skin, it is the best thing I have ever tried and it lasts forever!

  20. kay
    April 26, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    cocunut is the most healthy cooking oil

  21. cele
    April 26, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    For years its been said that coconut oil was bad for you. Thanks for clearing things up!

  22. Vicki Vanderkooi
    April 26, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I find this to be very interesting and would love to try some of the recipes with your oil. Thanks For that chance with a free Sample

  23. April 26, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    I love coconut oil, its very healthy! Kelapo is really good too! <3

  24. Jennifer Karr
    April 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try coconut oil, and all the articles on this website are making me more excited to try it!

  25. Elaine White
    April 26, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Hi Ladies, I’m so excited to have been intro’d to your site. I just bought my very FIRST jar of coconut oil – yay! (and have even made a few things….but I need more ideas).
    I also used another type of coconut oil (like a spread), and would absolutely LOVE to sample your coconut oil.
    I am literally NUTS about coconuts – I use it all the time (real young coconuts, the coconut meat, water, etc.)
    I love it all. Thank you so much.
    I’m sending you an email with my address, so I’m hoping I get to sample.
    Meantime, I’ll be checking in for some great ideas for coconut oil and other recipes AND I’ve signed up for your newsletter. 🙂

    • April 27, 2012 at 12:31 pm

      Hurray Elaine! Welcome to our little blog. We are so glad you found us!

  26. Jodi R.
    April 27, 2012 at 2:58 am

    I think it’s very interesting (not to mention yummy sounding)! Most surprising for me was the Alzheimer’s article! I wish I had known about this about 4-5 years ago, I bet it would have helped my Dad. Thank you for providing such wonderful information! I’m emailing for a sample!

  27. Vodie R.
    April 27, 2012 at 2:59 am

    Can’t wait to try cooking with it!

  28. Kathy K..
    April 27, 2012 at 3:00 am

    This is a great informative site! I can’t wait to try a sample!

  29. Cheryl S.
    April 27, 2012 at 3:01 am

    I’ve heard nothing but great things about coconut oil! Now I’m going to try it!

  30. Jenny K.
    April 27, 2012 at 3:01 am

    I love your site and I’m sure I’ll love the coconut oil just as much!

  31. M.May K.
    April 27, 2012 at 3:02 am

    I can’t wait to try it!

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