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Did you ever find an old shirt in your closet and think to yourself – “Why did I ever stop wearing this thing?”. Over the next few days and weeks, you find yourself wearing it much more frequently.
I get the same feeling about Vitamin K.
Vitamin K is a bit of a forgotten vitamin. Despite it’s important roles in blood clotting (and a concern for those taking blood thinning medications), I recently pulled it out from the back of the mental closet it’s now one of the vitamins I’m now most excited about.
Vitamin K is a fat-soluble nutrient that comes in a number of forms such as phylloquinone (K1) and menaquinone (K2). Each form of vitamin K is rather […]
Saturated fats make up 35% of total fat intake in the US (1). Intakes were believed to remain the same between 1909 and 2000, but between 1995-2005, intake levels declined (2). From 1960 to 2000, intake of polyunsaturated fats increased significantly (3). As intake of medium chain fatty acids (MCFA’s) from coconut and MCT oil is relatively low in the US diet, intake of long-chain saturated fatty acids (LCFAs) predominates total intake of saturated fat.
Why worry about differences in saturated fats? Shouldn’t I limit them anyway?
Dietary guidelines have focused largely on limiting saturated fats as a whole – and do not clarify what type of saturated fat they are talking about. After reading about how differently these short and medium chain fats […]
New coconut products appear everywhere you turn.
Starbucks now offers coconut milk as an option, even potato chip companies are starting to come back to cooking with coconut oil.
Why are so many people coming back to coconut products?
In the areas where the coconut tree grows naturally, it is referred to as the “Tree of Life”. It’s medicinal properties date back over 5,000 years. Ancient people in India, Sri Lanka and the Phillippines used just about every part of the coconut tree, just like how Native Americans had used every part of the American buffalo for food, weaponry, and spiritual purposes.
So how could the coconut tree be called the “Tree of Life” in some portions of the world, but so vilified by the United States for most of the 20th century?
The answer […]