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August 02, 2017

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Organic Coconut Oil - Virgin Cold Pressed More Health Benefits

Just a quick update on the most amazing Dietary and Health Benefits of the Coconut.

 Low Glycemic Index (GI) measures how fast available carbohydrates in food raise blood sugar levels. Coconut fiber slows down the release of glucose, therefore requiring less insulin to utilize the glucose and transport it into the cell where it is converted into energy.  Coconut also assists in relieving stress on the pancreas and enzyme systems of the body, in turn, reducing the risks associated with Diabetes.  Coconut Nectar and Crystals have a very low GI of only 35 (compared to honey with a GI of 55-83, and sugar with a GI of 65-100.)

Reduces Sweet Cravings and improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose.  The healthy fat in coconut slows down any rise in blood sugar and helps to reduce hypoglycemic cravings.

Improves Digestion and many of the symptoms and inflammatory conditions associated with digestive and bowel disorders, by supporting absorption of other nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids while also providing beneficial dietary fiber .

Quick Energy Boost that provides a super nutritious source of extra energy.  Coconut is utilized by the body to actually produce energy, rather than to store it as body fat.  It supports improved endurance during physical and athletic performance. As well, it promotes healthy thyroid function and helps to relieve the symptoms of chronic fatigue.

In addition, Coconut contains No Trans-Fats, is Gluten-Free, Non-Toxic, Hypoallergenic, and also contains Antibacterial, Antiviral, Anti-fungal, and Anti-parasitic healing properties.  Coconut helps to aid and support overall Immune System functions.

August 01, 2017

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Coconut Oil Medium-Chain Fatty Acids curb appetite?

Who would believe the humble Coconut has so many health and nutritional benefits. Another amazing feat that COCONUT OIL performs is that it has been shown to increase satiety, meaning that it allows you to feel fuller for longer, thereby likely decreasing your daily caloric intake.

In studies, researchers have found that diets with long-chain fatty acids are associated with greater food intake, while similar diets with medium-chain fatty acids correlated with lower food intake.

Such a result has been attributed to several hormones that are linked to both satiating effects and MCFA. 

Therefore, when MCFAs are consumed, hormones are released that makes us feel full.

Nevertheless, it is still apparent that there is an amazing mechanism in organic coconut oil that associates the ingestion of MCFAs with a satisfying and full feeling.

May 23, 2017

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Healthy Cooking With Organic Coconut Oil

Cooking with coconut oil. Unlike many other cooking oils, coconut oil is very stable and can withstand high cooking temperatures. It's perfectly suitable for sauteing, baking, roasting, and even frying.

Before you start cooking its helpful to understand a few facts about coconut oil.

  1. Unlike most vegetable oils, coconut oil is solid at room temperature. In the cold winter months coconut oil is pretty hard! If you keep it close to the cooker, it is pretty easy to dig a spoon in or cut off a chunk with a knife.
  2. Coconut oil will begin to liquefy at 76°F. Last summer our coconut oil was completely liquid for a couple of weeks, unusual for where we live! Depending on your location in the world, coconut oil may likely be liquid unless refrigerated... especially in hotter regions.
  3. Coconut oil has a high smoking point of 350°F. This makes it optimal for almost all cooking. 

The “American Journal of Nutrition” contained a study that found that a diet high in medium-chain triglyceride rich oils as is  coconut oil, helps improve overall body-weight levels and increased fat loss when compared to olive and other oils. Researchers concluded that because of the strong weight- and fat-loss benefits of medium-chain triglyceride oils, even a small change in oil intake could be helpful with increasing weight loss.

 

Organic Coconut Sugar Syrups. Summers Here!

Low GI, healthier syrups! It is possible to still enjoy some forms of sugar without killing yourself. Our 100% Organic Certified Coconut Sugar Syrups will astonish! We have taken the most beautiful Organic Coconut Sugar and infused a wonderful array of flavours. Try and you will be amazed! your perfect Summer go to. Totally natural, extremely versatile. Dressings, drizzles,  sweet or savoury, summer punch, ice cream, natural yogurt, waffles, crepes! Experiment!
March 30, 2017

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Populations That Eat A Lot of Coconut Oil Are The Healthiest?

Coconut is not an “exotic” food like in the Western World, primarily consumed by health conscious people.

In some parts of the World, Coconut is a dietary staple that people have thrived on for many generations.The best example of such a population is the Tokelauans, who live in the South Pacific. 60% of their calories are from Coconuts and are the biggest consumers of saturated fat in the world.These people are in excellent health, with no evidence of heart disease.

In the year 1958, an American scientist called Ancel Keys started a study called the Seven Countries Study, which examined the association between diet and cardiovascular disease in different countries.

The study revealed that the countries where fat consumption was the highest had the most heart disease, supporting the idea that dietary fat caused heart disease.

The problem is that he intentionally left out:

  • Countries where people eat a lot of fat but have little heart disease, such as Holland and Norway.
  • Countries where fat consumption is low but the rate of heart disease is high, such as Chile.

Basically, he only used data from the countries that supported his theory, a process known as cherry picking.

This highly flawed observational study gained massive media attention and had a major influence on the dietary guidelines of the next few decades.

The McGovern Committee

 

In 1977, an American committee of the U.S. senate led by George McGovern published the first Dietary Goals for the United States in order to reverse the epidemic of heart disease in the country.

 

These guidelines received massive criticism at the time.

An interesting fact is that the obesity epidemic started around the time these guidelines were published and the diabetes epidemic followed soon after.

 

 

The whole guidelines were based on observational studies made by biased scientists and had nothing even closely resembling scientific proof to back them up.

 

 

Since then, many randomized controlled trials have shown that this dietary approach doesn’t really work for the people it was meant to help.

 

 

November 04, 2016

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INDUCE WEIGHT LOSS - PREVENT WEIGHT GAIN

AMAZING RESULTS FROM COCONUT OIL & CHILLIS

The combined effect of Chilli and an MCT in CHILLI BROTHERS  Pure Coconut Oil products are something worth shouting about. So, Thermic effect of food (TEF) or dietary induced thermogenesis (DIT), is the amount of energy expenditure above the resting metabolic rate due to the cost of processing food for use and storage.

Diet Induced Thermogeesis

Ok, the research studied has been somewhat shortened, but will show that there is real world research and science out there behind what we are saying... Here is a short paper explaining the effects of taking on a small amount of Coconut Oil (an MCT) and Chilli; basically, Chilli and Coconut oil at the start of or lunchtime will increase your metabolic rate, promoting weight loss and prevent weight gain even when you are at rest...  in conjunction with a healthy diet, (not cream cakes and burgers!).

Included is the paper below so you can read the research and a link below that to allow for verification of these claims as FACTS!

Combined medium-chain triglyceride and chilli feeding increases diet-induced thermogenesis in humans.

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:

Capsaicin, the active ingredient of chilli, and medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) have been shown to increase diet-induced thermogenesis (DIT), improve satiety and decrease energy intake. Combinations of thermogenic ingredients have previously been investigated such as mustard and chilli, or capsaicin and green tea with positive effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the combined effects of chilli and MCT feeding on DIT and satiety in healthy volunteers.

METHODS:

Seven healthy volunteers were tested on four occasions following an overnight fast. Volunteers were fed a breakfast containing chilli and MCT oil, chilli and sunflower oil, bell pepper and sunflower oil or bell pepper and MCT oil. Satiety and gastrointestinal comfort were measured using visual analogue scales (VAS) and category scales. Baseline energy expenditure, and DIT and fat oxidation were measured for 6 h using indirect calorimetry.

RESULTS:

There were significant differences in DIT between the meals (P = 0.003) which increased from 7.0 % for pepper-sunflower oil to 10.7 % for chilli-MCT oil. The predominant differences existed between the chilli-MCT oil and chilli-sunflower oil (P = 0.013), between chilli-MCT oil and pepper-sunflower oil (P = 0.007) and between pepper-sunflower oil and pepper-MCT oil (P = 0.004). There was a significant difference in fat oxidation between the pepper-sunflower oil and pepper-MCT oil (P = 0.032). There were no differences in any VAS satiety parameters or gastrointestinal comfort ratings.

CONCLUSION:

Adding chilli and MCT to meals increases DIT by over 50 % which over time may cumulate to help induce weight loss and prevent weight gain or regain.

Original site: US National Library of Medicine

November 04, 2016

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COCONUTS: HEALTHY HEART - GOOD CHOLESTEROL - WEIGHT LOSS



Coconut Oil Improves Heart Health by providing healthy short chain and medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) that are essential to good health.  Close to 98% of all fatty acids consumed are composed of long-chain fatty acids (LCFA), which are very different from MCFA that have no negative effect on cholesterol ratios and help to lower the risk of atherosclerosis and protect against heart disease.  Studies have shown that populations in Polynesia and Sri Lanka, where coconuts are a dietary staple, do not suffer from high serum cholesterol or heart disease.  Unlike other fats, the unique properties of coconut also contain a large amount of lauric acid, which is the predominant fatty acid found in mother's milk...

Helps Prevent Obesity by speeding up metabolism, providing an immediate source of energy with fewer calories than other fats.  People who consistently use coconut products, report a stronger ability to go without eating for several hours with no affects of hypoglycemia. 

High in Dietary Fiber rivaling other fiber sources such as psyllium, wheat bran, oat bran, and rice bran.  Coconut supplies an impressive 61% dietary fiber!   Foods contain two types of carbohydrates - digestible and non-digestible.  Digestible carbohydrates (soluble fiber) consists of starch and sugar and promote calories. Non-digestible carbohydrates (insoluble fiber) contains NO calories.  Since the body cannot digest the dietary fiber in coconut, no calories are derived from it and it has no effect on blood sugar. 

Low Glycemic Index (GI) measures how fast available carbohydrates in food raise blood sugar levels.  Coconut fiber slows down the release of glucose, therefore requiring less insulin to utilize the glucose and transport it into the cell where it is converted into energy.  Coconut also assists in relieving stress on the pancreas and enzyme systems of the body, in turn, reducing the risks associated with Diabetes.  Coconut Nectar and Crystals have a very low GI of only 35 (compared to honey with a GI of 55-83, and sugar with a GI of 65-100.)

    All of our coconut infusions are made with 100% natural coconut products infused with flavours from around the world to make this fantastic super food interesting...