So, what have YOU heard about coconut oil? It’s fattening? Bad for you? Don’t use it? Well, I am here to set the record straight. Coconut oil is one of the most nutritious forms of fat out there. Mainly made up of saturated fat at 92% , it has gotten a pretty bad rep because saturated fats are linked to CHD (coronary heart disease). In an article entitled A New Way of Looking at Coconut Oil by the amazing Mary Enig, Ph. D, she explains how coconut oil ended up the red-headed step-child:
How did coconut oil get such a negative reputation?
The problems for coconut oil started four decades ago when researchers fed animals hydrogenated coconut oil that was purposefully altered to make it completely devoid of any essential fatty acids. The hydrogenated coconut oil was selected instead of hydrogenated cottonseed, corn or soybean oil because it was a soft enough fat for blending into diets due to the presence of the lower melting medium chain saturated fatty acids. The same Continue reading Some Truths About Coconut Oil