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There is a lot of confusion and contradictory research on the impact of saturated fats on your health.
(1) Paleo is a meat centric diet. Picturing the caveman conjures up an image of carnivores. However, the cavemen’s hunter-gatherer diet was more focused on gathering. Paleo recommends about meals of 25% meat and 75% fruits and vegetables. A common mistake of paleo is to eat too much meat.
Lauric acid is as a natural compound that contains germ killing and disinfectant properties. When consumed, your body converts the lauric acid into monolaurin. Monolaurin is a monogylceride that attacks lipid-coated viruses in the body. This simple fatty acid is shown to have anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-protozoa properties. Lauric acid is also known to kill bacteria and fungi.
The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, high-protein, low-carb diet that forces the body to burn fat as energy instead of carbs. Normally, the carbohydrates contained in food are converted in to glucose as energy. However, within limited carbohydrate intake, the liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies. These ketone bodies replace glucose as the main energy source for your body. Ketones are a more efficient energy source. Thus the ketogenic diet alters the body’s metabolic function by retraining the body to burn fat instead of carbohydrates.
You might be wondering what is the best raw coconut oil in the market today. As far as we know there’s only one, Skinny Coconut Oil. Yes we may be partial, but through the tests we’ve had conducted, this is a true statement. However, there are guidelines for what “RAW” truly means, and we want to give you the tools to choose for yourself…
Since Skinny is recommended for supplemental use a common question we have been receiving is what and how is the best way to start using Skinny Coconut Oil?
The Ketogenic Diet is for those who want to discover true fat loss, or to preserve muscle for those involved in athletics. The key to this diet or lifestyle is to cut down on high glycemic index carbs and focus on dietary fat and protein intake. Although the body is still in carb burning mode from the high level of physical activity, the lack of carbs available to burn leads the body to utilize dietary fats.
Giving up grains completely is quite daunting to most. In fact, many of you may already know someone who does the Paleo Diet and have a hard time staying on track with their eating plan. Before you dive in head first, let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of the Paleo Diet, so you can be the judge if it’s right for your body and lifestyle.
People often get swayed by other brands of coconut oil that use the tags “pure” and “virgin”, often misleading the public on the extraction process of their coconut oil. At Skinny Coconut Oil we stand by our claims that our brand is 100% pure and virgin. And we take it further by stating that Skinny Coconut Oil is RAW and 100% different.
There are so many ways to add coconut oil into your diet. In fact, coconut oil is the only recommended healthy fat when you are on a vegan, gluten-free, paleo, ketogenic or raw food diet. Don’t think the coconut oil is just for “special” diets though as it can be used in a regular diet or meal plan.
Coconut oil brands and products have invaded the market, often with labels like “virgin”, “pure” and “100% natural”. The truth is while coconut oil is a superfood, how it is extracted and manufactured affects its nutrients and substances in a big way.
There are basically two types of coconut oil and they differ from the way they are processed – pure or virgin coconut oil (VCO) and refined, bleached and deodorized (RBD) coconut oil.
We have listed recipes on the blog but have rounded up recipes that use coconut oil in specific diets. We hope you find them useful resources and encourage you to start or continue using coconut oil in your diet.
Going gluten-free or vegan can pose as a challenge especially if you are used to eating certain foods that are all of a sudden in the list of foods to avoid/stop eating.
There is a diet called the Coconut Oil Diet. It’s a bit like the Atkins diet with the addition of 2-3 tbsp of coconut oil every day.
Skinny Coconut Oil is 100% raw and approved for the raw food diet (to be considered “raw”, coconut oil must not be genetically engineered (chemically altered), heated or exposed to pesticides.)
Learning about coconut oil for the first time? Don't know how to use it? Learn about how to get started with coconut oil.
Skinny Coconut Oil is the only one that tested to have a pH of 7.5-7.8. Skinny Coconut Oil is not only a highly alkaline food, it is also the only 100% raw coconut oil.
pH levels within the human body are important. There is no overnight way to increase alkalinity in your body but making some major dietary adjustments is the best way to do so.
The alkaline diet has become the latest diet trend because of the touted preventative health benefits, but do alkaline diet foods really make your body more alkaline?
While a lot of misinformation still exists about the healthiness and nutrition of coconut oil, before 2011 it was mostly negative until two events happened that started to change the way people thought about coconut oil in America.
The classic BLT recipe taken for a spin! This recipe is perfect for a fast lunch or dinner!
Quinoa is high in protein, gluten-free and comes in different forms. Just like corn, it can be puffed or rolled into flakes or you can buy it whole. This makes it a great alternative to granola as a crunchy snack and a healthy alternative to chips or candy.
This is a recipe for stove-style popcorn. You can either cook the kernels on a traditional stove or use an air popper. Either way, add a couple of tablespoons of Skinny Coconut Oil and a pinch of salt for a flavor-rich and sweet punch of popcorn flavor!
These chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies have a wonderfully soft texture that makes them perfect for a treat anytime of the day. Make it healthier by using Skinny Coconut oil instead of butter. This would boost your metabolism and make you burn those chocolate chips faster – a win-win in this indulgence!
Everyone needs those snacks that are quick to prepare for an on-the-go lifestyle! Try this guacamole with Skinny Coconut Oil and you'll be eating it in no time!
Who says you can’t indulge on sweets when you are on a quest to be healthy? You can still get your sweet fix that is nutritious and delicious but still healthy to begin with. You can whip this chocolate sweet treat in less than five minutes – and the best part of this is it’s no bake!
It maybe surprising to some but chocolate, when taken in moderation, can be good for you (especially when you add coconut oil!). Chocolate, especially the dark version, has strong antioxidants that are good for your body!
Homemade granola is a healthy and delicious treat. It can be a great alternative as a go-to snack when you are hungry. It packs on a lot of protein and the good kind of carbohydrates to be able to give your energy. Most of the granola you buy on stores is high on sugars and unhealthy fats and oil.
One of the ways to be able to ingest more coconut oil is replace your cooking oil with coconut oil! Coconut oil has a high smoke point, making it absolutely ideal for cooking – especially frying. It also has the good kind of fats, medium fatty acids, that not only give you more energy, but also help burn fats faster.