Giveaway: One Quart of Tropical Traditions GOLD label Virgin Coconut Oil — 2 Winners! — $58 Value!

Giveaway: One Quart of Tropical Traditions GOLD label Virgin Coconut Oil — 2 Winners! — $58 Value! post image

One of the first issues to address when starting a real food diet to GET HEALTHIER, is to take care of the fats and oils you are eating. Many people are still under the impression that the polyunsaturated vegetable fats are good and the saturated fats are bad. Frankly, it is just the opposite. The saturated fats have been vilified, yet they are packed with critical fat soluble vitamins that we do not get from most vegetable oils with one exception.

Coconut oil is actually a saturated fat that has been used by natives of the Tropics, India and Asia for thousands of years and longer. Coconut oil is used for everything from cooking to skin and hair care.

Fats are categorized as either short-, medium-, or long-chain depending on how many carbon molecules they contain. Close to two-thirds of the saturated fat in coconut oil is made up of medium-chain fatty acids, which have antimicrobial properties and are easily digested by the body for quick energy.

How could an oil that is so good for you have gotten such a 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.

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.

Fortunately, coconut oil has begun to gain some positive media exposure as researchers realize it has been used for thousands of years. However, coconut oil can vary widely in terms of the types of coconuts used and the manufacturing processes used to make the oil. These factors play a major role in the effectiveness of the oil.

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.

Click here to find our more about 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.

Click here to find out how to use 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.

Check out this short video and watch exactly how it is made.

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

Today (2/6/14)  is the last day for fantastic sale on Tropical Traditions 5 gallon GOLD coconut oil! This is a good deal!

This is part of the 21 Day GET HEALTHIER Challenge! Join in and start to make a difference in your health!

If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you. I did receive a sample of the product being offered for this giveaway to review. I have also used this company for years and have always been very pleased for the reasons above.

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  • Vickie February 2, 2014, 1:49 pm

    I just recently “discovered” coconut oil, but really enjoying it.

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  • PatW February 2, 2014, 4:43 pm

    I am a true fan of tropical traditions coconut oil. I use it for cooking, skin care and herbal slaves.

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  • Pam February 2, 2014, 7:05 pm

    Recently discovered Tropical Traditions, looking forward to trying their products.

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  • Cindy Freeman February 2, 2014, 10:58 pm

    I cannot find a Virgin Coconut Oil page on fb…only a group called that where another language is used….

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  • Valerie F February 3, 2014, 10:12 am

    thanks for the giveaway! love your blog! love the coconut oil too!!!

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  • Jean February 4, 2014, 7:34 pm

    I would love to win some. I have never ordered any from TT. I would like to order some, but not sure what kind. Thank You, Jean

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  • InezbyDesign February 5, 2014, 4:39 pm

    I love using Coconut oil for my skin – really helps with the dry winter feeling.

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  • Christine February 5, 2014, 11:34 pm

    I use coconut oil for beauty and in the kitchen! I’d love to win!

    Reply
  • leila February 6, 2014, 2:18 am

    I hope the coconut oil I have been using was doing some good. This one sounds much better. Wonder if would feel differance when make the switch. Maybe I will get lucky and win so I can compare. Thinking positive. Love natural products, just a little new to all this.

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