A coconut oil supplement is a perfect complement to achieve good health these days. In a time where processed foods are ravaging our bodies, a coconut oil complement can be a life-saver.
Before World War II, coconut oil was extensively used in the United States. Soybean oil and other polyunsaturated fats were relatively in their infancy.
There are two main groups of polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega-6 and omega-3. Both omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are called Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) which means they are important for normal metabolism but your body can’t manufacture them.
The ideal diet requires a ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 of 1:1. Many people, especially Americans, are consuming too much omega-6 at a ratio of 20:1, some even up to 50:1. Excessive omega-6 in your diet encourages the production of inflammation in your body which is linked to many diseases, so it’s very important to balance them out.
Omega-3 fats are found in flaxseed, fish oils, etc. While omega-6 fats come from vegetable oils such as soybean, corn, and canola oils, just to name a few. Increasing your intake of omega-3 fats and decreasing that of omega-6 will help balance things out. But there’s a problem...
Fish oil and other omega-3 fats are highly vulnerable to oxidation (spoilage) and go rancid quickly. Once oxidized, they produce toxic by-products that are worse than the effects of excess omega-6. This is why you should never use them for cooking. They are usually taken as dietary supplements so most people don’t get enough omega-3 fatty acids to keep up with the omega-6 fatty acids consumed in almost every meal. Good thing there's an excellent way around this dilemma.
Highly saturated coconut oil, added to your diet, will dilute the effects of omega-6 fatty acids. Using it in place of other oils will reduce the amount of omega-6 fats in your diet.
Unlike fish oil, coconut oil is super-resistant to spoilage, making it an excellent cooking oil. With coconut oil, bringing down your omega-6 to omega-3 ratio to manageable levels gets a lot easier.
Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA) abounding in coconut oil are the mightiest "antimicrobial" fat molecules known to man. So not only will a coconut oil supplement slash the ill-effects of excessive polyunsaturated fat consumption. It will also boost your immune system, big time.