Monday, February 6, 2012

4 - The Coconut Oil Cure

My dad sent me a link to a video that discussed Coconut Oil as a treatment for Alzheimer's Disease.  It was impressive, I HIGHLY recommend watching it...I can't do Coconut Oil justice like they did.  It changed people's lives.  Amazing.

Being the skeptic I am, I started googling Coconut Oil, searching for sources not on coconut oil for good health .com websites.  Here is a little of what I found, all showing positive effects of Coconut Oil for various health benefits:
Coconut Oil prevents Nicotine Dependence and Relapse
Virgin Coconut Oil lowers LDL
A couple on fat reduction...Efficacy and Safety of Coconut Oil on reducing adiposity and women's waist lines.

Related to good fats was this interesting study on Olive Oil...Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) showed benefits on memory superior to Coconut Oil!
Beuhler's had this Coconut oil for just $6.99.  Kroger's also had coconut oil ranging from $7 - $12 dollars.  Be sure it is NOT hydrogenated!!

I know there is more research that needs to be done, but, there are obviously some health benefits.  I've never used Coconut Oil in cooking, but I've already added it to my shopping list.  Alzheimer's is a scary thing, and even moderate improvement...or prevention in my case...interests me!  Plus, the thought that it might reduce my waistline is certainly attractive.  I don't think I could get anyone in my family to eat it on a daily basis, but I would like to incorporate it into our diet at least once a week.  Everything in moderation, right?  This morning, I tried making my kid's eggs with EVOO to grease the pan rather than butter.  I was worried it might effect the taste, but, I added some Mozzerella Cheese, and they were delicious.  Wade, my middle son, and the pickiest of my kids, said they were the best eggs ever, and asked for another!  Hopefully I can sneak in the Coconut Oil with the same success.  Wish me luck!