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Happiness Class: Coconut Oil and Fats in History

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Happiness Class: Coconut Oil and Fats in History

"So what actually constituted a 'high-fat' diet back in the 1800s until the 1940s? Basically butter, eggs, nuts and animal fats such as lard and beef tallow. margarines, which were introduced in the 1860s, were butter substitutes made with animal fats such as lard and tallow or the saturated vegetable oils from coconut oil and palm oils. These high-fat diets, considered then to be healthy, were rich in saturated fats, today seen by many as the worst possible fat one can consume. However, drastically reducing saturated fats from the modern diet has not solved any health problems, and statistics show...

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Happiness Class: Coconut Oil and Thyroid Health

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Happiness Class: Coconut Oil and Thyroid Health

"While more research needs to be done, it is generally accepted that diet plays a major role in thyroid health. For decades we have known that low iodine intake leads to low thyroid function and eventually to goiter. Iodized salt was intended to solve this problem, but it has not been the answer. There are a number of foods known as goitrogens that block iodine. Two goitrogens are quite prevalent in the American diet---peanuts and peanut butter and soybeans used most often in prepared foods as textured vegetable protein (a refined soy food) and soybean oil.  The rise of industrialization,...

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Happiness Class: Coconut Oil and Skin Health

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Happiness Class: Coconut Oil and Skin Health

"Filipinos are well-known for their youthful appearance and soft, wrinkle-free skin, even though they live in a climate that exposes them to the sun's rays year round. Since coconut oil is their main dietary oil, and is also the main ingredient in their skin care products, one must take a closer look at how Virgin Coconut Oil provides skin health...Coconut oil's ability to nourish and heal the skin has been known in the tropics for hundreds of years. Even when the anti-saturated fat campaign waged in the U.S. convinced many even in coconut oil producing countries to switch to polyunsaturated...

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Happiness Class: Coconut Oil and Cholesterol

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Happiness Class: Coconut Oil and Cholesterol

"In a study published in 1981, the populations of two South Pacific islands were examined over a period of time starting in the 1960s, before western foods were prevalent in the diets of either culture. The study was designed to investigate the relative effects of saturated fat and dietary cholesterol in determining serum cholesterol levels. Coconuts were practically a staple in the diets, with up to 60% of their caloric intake coming from the saturated fat of coconut oil. The study found very healthy people who were relatively free from the modern diseases of western cultures, including obesity and heart...

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Happiness Class: Fermented Coconut Oil Sun Protection

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Happiness Class: Fermented Coconut Oil Sun Protection

"One of the most interesting facts about people who live in tropical climates like the Philippines, where the people are constantly exposed to the rays of the sun year round, is that skin cancer is almost unheard of in these places. Here in the U.S. we are constantly warned about the dangers of exposure to the sun, and yet the sun helps our bodies produce much needed nutrients for our skin, such as vitamin D, which has been shown to prevent cancer.  Once again we see that coconut oil is probably one of the main reasons people in tropical climates...

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