July Newsletter - Where to find the "Good" fats July 20 2014

Hello there, Ekotraders!

In this newsletter you will know more about where to find "good" fats, in addition to giving you highlights on Medium Chain Triglycerides. We hope you enjoy it!

Importance of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs)

Rich sources for extraction of the beneficial MCTs include palm kernel oil and coconut oil –an MCT would be their concentrated forms. Instead of being metabolised through the digestion process like other fats are, MCTs are taken straight to the liver where they act very similar to carbohydrates, providing instant –and well-sustained- energy. 

If you want to feel the effects of this for yourself, put a tablespoon of MCTs in your coffee. This will feel like you gave your body rocket fuel.

But it’s not just the energy you get that’s interesting. MCTs improve blood sugar regulation, improve metabolism (especially fat metabolism), may improve thyroid function, improve appetite regulation, and are used to treat many ailments (Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, seizures, cystic fibrosis, etc.).

As far as brain function goes, MCT oil is like rocket fuel because it enhances ketone production. Ketones, of course, are a more efficient fuel for your brain.

Of course, a side effect of all of that is improved body composition. If you’re into burning fat, MCTs are your friend.

Getting MCTs in your diet is simple. For starters, you should be using coconut oil for something on a day-to-day basis, whether you’re cooking with it, putting it in a smoothie, or eating it with a spoon.

Pure MCT oil is a highly recommended supplement. You can cook with the oil itself (or add it to the oil/fat you’re already cooking with –as long as temperature stays under 160ºC). You can put it straight into your smoothie, coffee, or tea. And you can use it in your salad dressing or soups.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is an edible oil that has been consumed in tropical places for thousands of years. Studies done on native diets high in coconut oil consumption show that these populations are generally in good health, and don’t suffer as much from many of the modern diseases of western nations where coconut oil is seldom consumed. It has many health benefits:

  • Improves or reverses Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Improves type 1 and type 2 diabetes

  • Kills Candida Fungus

  • Improves or heals many skin diseases

  • Fungal infections

  • Eczema

  • Keratosis Polaris

  • Psoriasis

  • Rosacea

  • Provides peak performance energy

  • Drug-free energy

  • Longer endurance

  • Helps with Hypothyroidism

  • Increases metabolism

  • Raises body temperature

  • Conditions and strengthens hair

  • Penetrates roots

  • Kills lice

  • Improves dandruff

  • Kills many bacteria and viruses

  • Promotes weight loss

  • Preserves muscle mass

  • Promotes ketosis

Coconut oil is being introduced into western kitchen on a more regular basis every day, mainly for the health benefits it provides, but also for its rich, sweet and original taste. On our behalf you will soon have Foodin coconut oil available, which will surely give a great twist to your meals! It will be available in Spain this week, and you will be able to purchase it on our online store from the 28th of July onwards. 

Thank you for reading us another month, Ekotraders! We hope to have been helpful and that you contact us with any questions or issues that may arise, on this or on any other matter. You can count on us for anything you wish!