I wanted to give you some facts on why you should think about trying coconut oil.
The following info,statements,facts is from the article " Coconut Oil benefits: when fat is good for you"
"The fact is, all saturated fats are not created equal.
"Hydrogenation manipulates vegetable and seed oils by adding hydrogen atoms while heating the oil, producing a rancid, thickened substance that really only benefits processed food shelf life andcorporate profits -- just about all experts now agree, hydrogenation does good for your health."
"It may be surprising for you to learn that the naturally occurring saturated fat in coconut oil is actually good for you and provides a number of profound health benefits, such as:
• Improving your heart health.(3)
• Boosting your thyroid. (4)
• Increasing your metabolism.
• Promoting a lean body and weight loss if needed.
• Supporting your immune system. (5)
"Nearly 50 percent of the fat in coconut oil is of a type rarely found in nature called lauric acid, a "miracle" compound because of its unique health promoting properties. Your body converts lauric acid into monolaurin, which has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-protozoa properties. (6)
Easy storage and longer shelf life: Coconut oil which is solid at room temperature can be stored easily for a longer duration. This is due to lack of polyunsaturated fats in coconut oil which helps in slower rate of rancidification. Rancidification results into bad taste and makes the oil unsuitable for usage. This process is faster in case of unsaturated oils.
Price effective: Finally, the financial aspect! The regular pure edible grade coconut oil (generally it is refined, bleached and deodorized) is not that costly (at least when compared to olive oil). And since it is very dense and stable, cooking with coconut oil requires less oil. Thus it also saves your money."
I will note that I buy my coconut oil from Whole Foods, I have used the Whole Foods brand & the Dr. Bronner brand. The Whole Food brand cost about $7.99 for a regular size jar & the 30oz jar of Br. Bronner coconut oil cost $17.99 or $19.99 online or Amazon. I will note that I only buy Organic, Unrefined, unbleached whole kernel coconut oil. In the following statements below you can see why. You get the most health benefits from getting it as fresh as you can.
The following statements info,facts is from the article " Coconut oil for Skin, Hair, Body :6 things to know about the Super Ingrediant"
"What to look out for when purchasing your first jar: "Look for extra virgin, that has not been hydrogenated, bleached, refined or deodorized.