Monday, January 10, 2011

Soybean Oil vs Coconut Oil

from Josef Brandenburg

What is one the things most often repeated in college nutrition classes and the press?  Don’t eat sutured fat!  Saturated fat is bad.  Coconut oil is the worst thing for you as it is 90% saturated – more saturated fat than even lard.  Instead, as the American Heart Association would say:
“Polyunsaturated fats an have a beneficial effect on your health… when eaten in moderation and when used to replace saturated fat or trans fats.”
We always got charts like this in college and were told that the stuff on the bottom was the worst for you and the most fattening.
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they even put sat fat in red
Its funny, but most of our clients will drop a dress size fast and easy when they cut out the so-called “good” oils at the top – all you have to do is cook your eggs in butter instead of PAM… and your food tastes way better.
I actually got rid of my season allergies when I cut that crap out of my diet and have settled into the leanest I’ve ever consistently been by cutting out that crap.  Why are clients able to get off their high blood pressure, triglyceride and cholesterol meds when they replace their “healthy” grains and “healthy” oils with egg yolks and beef?
Well, lets put the AHA’s theory to the test (again):

Look familiar?
Let’s take 2 groups of overweight women, give one group 30ml of soybean oil* and 30ml of coconut oil**, and double blinded this – neither the researchers nor the participants know what they are eating, so nobody’s prejudices could influence the results.  Both groups were on the same diet and exercise program except for the change in 30ml of oil.
In 12 weeks both groups will have lost a similar amount of scale weight, but the soy oil group dropped no belly fat.  None.  While the coconut oil – all saturated fat – dropped a lot of belly fat.
So, just 2 tbsp of soy oil is a powerful enough stimulus to stop all belly fat loss.

better tasting and better for you
What’s more is that the soy oil group’s total cholesterol went up, and their “bad” cholesterol (LDL) went up, and their “good” cholesterol (HDL) when down; while the coconut oil group had exactly the opposite – positive – results.
Where Does Soybean Oil Even Come From?
Soybean oil is something that you could only ever get in the past century.  It is a very new food, and something requires an industrial process to make – you’ve got to heat it up a lot, and then use very nasty solvents like hexane to extract it.  (We were always told to wear gloves in Organic Chemistry lab when using hexane – “don’t let that stuff get on you and don’t sniff it for a buzz!”)
As far as I can tell humans have been eating coconut oil for some 4,000 years, and to get virgin coconut oil you don’t need an industrial process.
Why does it even make sense that a brand new food that we had to invent in a factory is better for you than a food that we’ve been eating for millennia?  Why would our bodies evolve to be destroyed by the foods we have evolved with – fatty meat, coconut oil and the like; and have evolved to only thrive off brand new foods like soybean oil?  Why would we have ever survived?
The above is taken from the new Client Success Manual 3.0.  Current clients will be getting the contents for free in the near future, and, if people who bought the last edition send an email to Natillie ( you’ll be put on the list to get a free digital copy of the new manual.  The version for purchasers for the manual (non-clients) will take longer to put together as it is a different product.
*soybean oil is 58% polyunsaturated fat (PUFA) and 14% saturated fat (SFA)
**coconut oil is  quite possibly the most saturated fat that you can eat – it has 2% PUFAs and 81% SFAs.  Lard, by contrast, has just 62% SFAs.  However, that does not mean that coconut oil is bad for you.  There is no compelling evidence that SFA content in your diet is in anyway bad for you.  The Atkins diet always beats the AHA’s diet when it comes to both fat loss and heart disease risk factors.

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