Giveaway: One Gallon of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil – $80 Value!

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Some of the worst foods that are in the food supply are the fats and oils. We have been brainwashed into thinking that saturated fats are bad for us and polyunsaturated vegetable oils are good. Frankly, it is just the opposite. Saturated fats from pasture raised animals are critical to good health, as well as the saturated fats from coconut oil.

Why the Bad Reputation?

The answer comes down to simple economics and politics. Based on some flawed studies performed over four decades ago, some of which used primarily unhealthy hydrogenated coconut oils, a powerful anti-saturated fat movement began.

Sadly, it is still very much part of our lives today. Our federal government has strict guidelines regarding the school lunch program which thousands of kids participate in. Instead of given wholesome real food, the schools are required to serve low fat, tasteless lunches cooked in rancid vegetable oils. Thanksfully they do not serve hydrogenated oils anymore, but genetically modified soy and canola oils are used in cooking school lunches.

Hydrogenated oils are oils with trans-fatty acids, which have been altered from their original chemical composition and have been shown to raise cholesterol levels and lead to heart disease and other health problems. You should not consume hydrogenated oils, whether it is coconut or any other vegetable oil. Trans fats and hydrogenated oils are actually banned from certain municipalities because people are starting to understand what Dr. Mary Enig has been saying for the past four decades.

Edible Oil Industry Promotes Rancid Vegetable Oils

Around the 1960’s the edible oil industry began to denounce all saturated fats and heavily promote polyunsaturated fats such as canola, soybean, safflower, corn, and other seed and nut oils. However, these oils are highly refined, easily become rancid when exposed to oxygen and produce large amounts of damaging free radicals in the body. Additionally, they are mainly from genetically modified crops. What is not commonly known is that these oils can actually cause premature aging, clotting, inflammation, cancer and weight gain.

Many commercial coconut oils are RBD (refined, bleached, and deodorized). RBD oils do contain the medium chain fatty acids, however they also contain chemicals used in processing. It is better to buy a coconut oil that has not been bleached, deodorized, refined or hydrogenated. This is called virgin coconut oil.

Coconut oil has a medium smoke point which makes it really good for pan sauteing and baking. It tastes delicious in baked goods and is great to add to shakes. Some people enjoy it added to coffee or tea as well. There are hundreds of uses for coconut oil.

Coconut oil is getting more popular and new companies are springing up with products. It’s important to know exactly where the oil is coming from, how it is prepared and what impact it is having on the community and environment.

The coconut products and particularly the oil from Tropical Traditions meets all the high standards I have set. Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is certified organic according to strict USDA requirements. It is hand-made in the Philippines the traditional way.

Read more about the health benefits of coconut oil here

 

If you do not want to wait for the giveaway to end you can purchase Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil here.

 

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  • Justin from Extreme Health Radio June 9, 2015, 8:58 pm

    I’ve been eating more coconut oil lately than ever and feel great. I love oil pulling with it also! I’ve been doing that in the mornings before I eat. 🙂

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  • Jessie June 10, 2015, 1:30 am

    When I quit the SAD diet, I found coconut oil. Now i can’t seem to have enough. I have it on a spoon for a quick treat, i cook with it, it’s great in smoothies, and it turns out, it’s great for skin and skin ailments. I’d love to have a bucket of it!

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  • Joanne Booth June 10, 2015, 2:21 am

    I would be thrilled to WIN a gallon of Gold Label coconut oil. My skin says “YES” to this daily use.

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  • Kathy Davenport June 10, 2015, 7:24 am

    i’ve been using coconut oil for about a year now. Thanks for explaining why we were warned against using this good oil for so many years.

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  • Sue D June 10, 2015, 7:45 am

    I love using coconut oil–thanks for the chance to win.

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  • Julia O. June 10, 2015, 7:56 am

    Such an important point you made about the difference between refined and unrefined coconut oil, as well as the impact that the manufacturing company is having in the community. You always have such great knowledge and information to share, thank you.
    Not only do I love using coconut oil in my baking and cooking, I love it for diaper rash cream and healing salve for my baby now, too!
    With all the uses for coconut oil and the high quality if this brand, I would absolutely love to win a gallon!!

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  • Carol P June 10, 2015, 12:04 pm

    IL love Tropical Traditions gold label coconut and would love to win it. Great giveaway.

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  • Sandra Behn June 10, 2015, 1:24 pm

    Thanks for the great sweepstakes! I would love to win.

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  • Paulie Kramer June 10, 2015, 11:33 pm

    Awesome product!!!

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  • Billi Cummings June 11, 2015, 4:08 pm

    I’ve been using coconut oil for many years and many different ways. I love it! Would love to win a gallon. Thank you.

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  • Dave Greene June 13, 2015, 12:24 pm

    I use coconut oil all the time.

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  • Daniela W. June 13, 2015, 1:01 pm

    We use coconut oil as much as possible and love the taste. Sometimes I use it on my hair and it works great. I’d love to try this brand.

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  • Margie W June 13, 2015, 1:52 pm

    Jill, Am already a subscriber and love your posts. I hadn’t been on your FB page before though (I’m not actually on FB anymore, but I might sign back on) and really liked your posts there as well. Thanks for all that you share and for an amazingly generous giveaway! 🙂

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  • Anita June 13, 2015, 2:21 pm

    Thank you. I do consume coconut products. Yummy!

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  • Geri Adams June 13, 2015, 3:26 pm

    I have been using Coconut Oil for several years, I am sure it improves my memory.

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  • Julie-Applegate OR June 13, 2015, 8:01 pm

    Thanks for this post. I remember not long ago, making sure all I used for cooking was the popular touted canola oil. I’m grateful for real information and for real food. I use coconut oil frequently and my family loves it, and to think how long I rejected it.

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  • katklaw777 June 14, 2015, 2:59 am

    I have not used coconut oi before but have been reading a lot about it lately and want to give it a try…thanks!

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  • Margene June 16, 2015, 7:11 pm

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway! My fave coconut oil ever 🙂

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  • Karen Wood June 16, 2015, 8:35 pm

    I’m almost out of coconut oil and would love to win this. So hard to afford when on a fixed small income.

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