Coconut Oil: beneficial or detrimental?
Coconut oil is hot right now. Everyone’s talking about it… the Paleo Community recommends it, there are books touting it as a miracle food, and even Dr. Oz is now on board. It seems as though the alternative medicine world is firmly in the pro-coconut-oil camp, and their message is spreading. The mainstream nutrition world however, including dietitians, medical doctors, and educators, believe otherwise. According to them, coconut oil is high in saturated fat, particularly lauric and myristic acids… two of the most dangerous saturated fatty acids around. Coconut oil will raise your cholesterol more than any other food, they say. Those who eat it must have a death wish. Click here for more information.