Scandal for Profit:
The Truth About Coconut Oil
Back in the 1950s, coconut oil was considered a healthy food. Thirty years later, the media went into a frenzy, charging that saturated fats cause heart disease. Suddenly soy bean oil was replacing coconut oil everywhere from processed foods to movie theater popcorn.
The American Soybean Association, the promoters of the campaign, patted themselves on the back and reaped in the profits. Consumer activist groups, most notably the Center for Science in the Public Interest, bought the hype and chimed in with publications that fueled widespread fear of coconut oil.
The Questions No One Asked
If saturated fats cause heart disease, then why do Pacific Islanders, who live on traditional diets rich in coconut, rarely experience this disease? Why is it that researchers found that when these islanders migrated to New Zealand, lowered their intake of coconut oil and introduced hydrogenated oils into their diets, their total cholesterol and LDL (bad cholesterol) increased, while their HDL (good cholesterol) decreased? It’s no surprise that researchers concluded that “certainly, there is no reason base on this report to alter the diet patterns of coconut eating groups in order to reduce coronary risk.”1
The answer is that not all saturated fats are the same.
Countless studies have confirmed that certain saturated fats do indeed pose a risk to cardiovascular health; specifically, these fats are called long-chain fatty acids. Researchers have found that higher levels of long-chain fatty acids “were associated with incident congestive heart failure…suggesting possible cardiotoxicity.”2
Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids and these fats have a completely different effect on the body — they’re actually beneficial to health. Besides having “antiviral” and ”antibacterial,” properties, coconut oil can lead to the “normalization of body lipids, protect against alcohol damage to the liver, and improve the immune system’s anti-inflammatory response.”3
Amazing Healing Testimonial
Dr. Bruce Fife, in his book entitled The Coconut Oil Miracle, referenced his experience with a heart disease patient who had been told that she had 5 years to live. Dr. Fife began giving this patient 4 tablespoons of coconut oil a day to treat her arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat). The very first day she reported that her arrhythmia “had decreased by about 50 percent. Nothing she had ever tried before had worked this well.”4 At the time of the book’s publication, Dr. Fife reported that his patient “continues to take coconut oil, and her heart is functioning more normally now.”4
Real Results from Sunfood™ Customers
“Amazing!” Review by Zoey
“I’ve had skin problems for as long as I can remember. Once I stopped using my old chemical filled acne medicine and swapped it out for the coconut oil the results were unbelievable. Within 3 days of applying it (whole body) after getting out of the shower in the morning and then putting some on my face before I went to sleep, not only was the acne cleared but the scars had already begun to fade!”
“Delicious!!” Review by Jose
“I use this coconut oil for absolutely everything, from cooking to in the shower to making raw desserts. Thanks!”
How to Use Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is excellent for internal and external use – you can eat it, or use it on your skin and hair! There are many ways you add it to your diet; you can replace your current cooking oil with coconut oil, add it to smoothies, or use as a replacement for butter in your dessert recipes. You can use it to moisturize your skin, and even use to nurture and condition your hair.
The Sunfood Difference™
Our raw, non-GMO, extra-virgin coconut oil is made from certified organic coconuts, produced when the coconut flesh is low-temperature dried and cold pressed. There are no added ingredients, so the freshness of this coconut oil gives it the perfect balance of delicious flavor without any excessive aromas or taste overtones. Try it out and see for yourself why coconut oil is one of the healthiest oils on the planet!
1 - “Cholesterol, coconuts, and diet on Polynesian atolls: a natural experiment: the Pukapuka and Tokelau Island studies.” Dr. Ian A. Prior MD, 1981.
2 – “Long-Chain Monounsaturated Fatty Acids and Incidence of Congestive Heart Failure in 2 Prospective Cohorts.” Imamura, F. American Heart Association, Circulation, March 13, 2013.
3 – “Coconut: In Support of Good Health in the 21st Century.” Mary G. Enig, Ph.D., F.A.C.N. 1999.
4 – The Coconut Oil Miracle. Fife, Bruce. 1999. Avery. P. 57.
Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.