For years, coconut oil has had a bad name, lumped in with unhealthy saturated fats. People steered away from it and other high fat foods. The problem with throwing coconut oil in the same category as butter, margarine, and shortening is this oil is far healthier than it appears. The saturated fats in coconut oil come from medium chain triglycerides. These shorter fat chains are easily put to use by the body and are not simply stored away as fat.
You know, all those chemical filled products cluttering up your washroom counter? The extra check in bag for your dropkit essentials full of sun lotions, moisturizers, shaving creams, lip balms, makeup removers, tooth whitening kits, hair treatments, salves, balms, cuticle oils.
Our friends Shay Mitchell of Pretty Little Liars and Michaela Blaney did a feature of Kapuluan on their Lifestyle Blog Amore&Vita about their top 10 coconut oil uses.
If you use coconut products but have no idea where they come from, you need to watch our documentary which follows a group of Filipino coconut farmers as they struggle to survive a way of life exoloited by industrial agriculture and crippled by disasters like Typhoon Haiyan.