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Blackberry Cake

by yummy-girl | 2011-08-25 23:45 | ローフード

New Dessert @ Quintessence

◆Strawberry Chocolate Banana Layer Cake
by yummy-girl | 2010-08-10 13:39 | ローフード

Graduation Dinner 2

先月行われたシェフトレーニングコースのGraduation Dinner。
◇Coconut Soup

◇Shish Kebab


◇Banana Cream Crepe

by yummy-girl | 2010-08-06 22:23 | ローフード

Easter Island

1度、訪れてみたい場所、Easter Island。
by yummy-girl | 2010-07-23 21:01 | ローフード

Raw Thai Dinner


by yummy-girl | 2010-07-13 01:58 | ローフード


Black Tahiniを使用。
by yummy-girl | 2010-07-05 04:38 | ローフード

Graduation Dinner

先月行われたシェフトレーニングコースのGraduation Dinner。

by yummy-girl | 2010-06-10 03:07 | ローフード

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil Health Benefits

The Healing Benefits of Coconut Oil

oil has been used as cooking oil for thousands of years.

Popular cookbooks advertised
it at the end of the 19th century. Then came the anti-saturated fat campaign
and the promotion of polyunsaturated fats, such as flaxseed, canola,
soybean, safflower, corn, and other seed and nut oils plus their partially
hydrogenated counterparts (margarine, "I can't believe it's not
butter", etc.) as the way to go.

Indeed, saturated fats have been
supposedly causally linked to high cholesterol and heart disease, multiple
sclerosis and other bad health conditions. I don't know how anyone came
to this conclusion, since it would be hard to find a person in America
who has a high saturated fat diet. Why? Because nearly all commercial
foods, including bread, crackers, chips, dips, many candies, zero cholesterol
coffee creamers, all mayonnaise and all salad dressings, many pastries
and ice creams, most dietetic (for weight loss or diabetes) "foods",
many cereals, and nearly all crunchy snacks contain either polyunsaturated
or partially hydrogenated fats (which contain some margarine and some
of the unsaturated fat mixed together).

These foods are often advertised
as healthy "all vegetarian," "no-cholesterol" foods.
Even the so-called saturated fat in commercial meat is partly unsaturated
because most cows are fed corn and soybeans, both of which contain unsaturated
oils. Are there any people who live on saturated fats who are
healthy? Yes! People who live in tropical climates and who have a diet
high in coconut oil are healthier, have less heart disease, cancer, colon
problems and so on, than unsaturated fat eaters. Two such groups of people
include those from Melanesia and the Yucatan. These people are slightly
hyperthyroid because of the thyroid stimulating effects of coconut oil
plus a diet which includes protein (fish) and adequate fruit (stimulates
thyroid function).

Can you eat unsaturated fats and get away with

It all depends.
The Eskimos ate cold-water fish, high in unsaturated oils BUT they
also ate the whole animal, including the animal head, brain, thyroid
glands, etc. and got the hormones from these glandulars. This caused
them to become hyperthyroid, 25% higher than Americans, and they were
classified as "pathologically hyperthyroid" by standard medical
definition. However, this so-called pathological condition allowed
them to burn the unsaturated fats in the foods they ate. If you are
not an Eskimo and eat mainly an unsaturated fat diet, you may be in

Now you know why I wonder how anyone can associate high cholesterol
or saturated fats with heart disease, multiple sclerosis or any disease.
Over the past 40 years, Americans have increased their consumption
of unsaturated fats and partially hydrogenated fats and have decreased
their consumption of saturated fatty acids and butter. Lauric acid,
the major fatty acid in coconut oil and breast milk, is rarely present
in the American diet.

Yet saturated fats are still being called the
health culprits while grocery stores abound with many kinds of seed
and nut oils. Many have been told that if the unsaturated oil is
unprocessed, it is safe. This is untrue. The harmful effects of unsaturated
oil lie in their unsaturation, or the presence of many double bonds,
which are very labile and easily peroxidized (become rancid inside
the body). Details of this are given in the report on unsaturated oils.
Here is a summary of the health benefits of coconut oil. In general,
coconut oil stimulates thyroid function and has wonderful antiseptic

The Stability of Coconut Oil

Unsaturated oils in cooked foods become rancid in just a few hours,
even in the refrigerator, one reason for the "stale" taste
of leftovers. However, according to Peat, eating fresh unsaturated
fats is even worse, because once inside the body, they will oxidize
(turn rancid) very rapidly due to being heated and mixed with oxygen.
Not so with coconut oil. Even after one year at room temperature, coconut
oil shows no evidence of rancidity even though it contains 9% linoleic
(omega - 6) polyunsaturated acid. Peat theorizes that coconut oil may
have antioxidant properties, since the oil doesn't turn rancid and
since it reduces our need for vitamin E, whereas unsaturated oils deplete
vitamin E.

Anti-Aging Effects of Coconut Oil

Many researchers have reported that coconut oil lowers cholesterol
(Blackburn et al 1988, Ahrens and colleagues, 1957). In 1981, Prior
et al. showed that islanders with a diet high in coconut oil showed
no harmful health effects. When these groups migrated to New Zealand
and lowered their daily coconut oil intake, their total cholesterol
and especially their LDL cholesterol - the so-called evil one - increased.
The cholesterol-lowering properties of coconut oil are a direct result
of its ability to stimulate thyroid function. In the presence of adequate
thyroid hormone, cholesterol (specifically LDL-cholesterol) is converted
by enzymatic processes to the vitally necessary anti-aging steroids,
pregnenolone, progesterone and DHEA. These substances are required
to help prevent heart disease, senility, obesity, cancer and other
diseases associated with aging and chronic degenerative diseases.

Weight Loss Stimulating Properties of Coconut Oil

In the 1940's farmers tried coconut oil to fatten their animals but
discovered that it made them lean and active and increased their appetite.
Whoops! Then they tried an anti-thyroid drug. It made the livestock
fat with less food but was found to be a carcinogen (cancer causing
drug). In the late 1940's, it was found that the same anti-thyroid
effect could be achieved by simply feeding animals soybeans and corn.

Anti-Cancer Effects of Coconut Oil

In 1987 Lim-Sylianco published a 50-year literature review showing
the anti-cancer effects of coconut oil. In chemically induced cancers
of the colon and breast, coconut oil was by far more protective than
unsaturated oils. For example 32% of corn oil eaters got colon cancer
whereas only 3% of coconut oil eaters got the cancer. Animals fed unsaturated
oils had more tumors. This shows the thyroid-suppressive and hence,
immuno-suppressive effect of unsaturated oils. (Cohen et al. 1986).

When Albert Schweitzer operated his clinic in tropical Africa, he
said that it was many years before he saw a single case of cancer.
He believed that the appearance of cancer was caused by introduction
of the European diet to the Africans. Many studies since the 1920's
have shown an association between consumption of unsaturated oils and
the incidence of cancer.

Antimicrobial (Antiseptic) Effects of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids such as lauric (C-12),
caprylic (C-10) and myristic (C-14) acids. Of these three, coconut
oil contains 40% lauric acid, which has the greater anti-viral activity
of these three fatty acids. Lauric acid is so disease fighting that
it is present in breast milk. The body converts lauric acid to a fatty
acid derivative (monolaurin), which is the substance that protects
infants from viral, bacterial or protozoal infections. This was recognized
and reported in 1966.

Work by Hierholzer and Kabara (1982)
showed that monolaurin has virucidal effects on RNA and DNA viruses,
which are surrounded by a lipid membrane. In addition to these RNA
and DNA viruses, in 1978, Kabara and others reported that certain
medium chain fatty acids, such as lauric acid have adverse effects
on other pathogenic microorganisms, including bacteria, yeast and fungi.
These fatty acids and their derivatives actually disrupt the lipid
membranes of the organisms and thus inactivate them. This deactivation
process also occurs in human and bovine milk when fatty acids are added
to them.

For further reading try the

Coconut Oil White Paper by John Kabara,

an internationally recognized expert in tropical oils.

Cocopura - Raw, Organic, Ethical

by yummy-girl | 2010-02-25 05:57 | ローフード


by yummy-girl | 2010-02-17 11:53 | ローフード
Happy Birthday!
by yummy-girl | 2010-02-12 13:55 | ローフード