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Virgin coconut oil, raw and organic please!

In a very recent post I waffled on about coconut oil after I’d read a post from the wonderful Rich Roll warning us to only consume coconut oil sparingly. However, is this advice relevant if you consume virgin coconut oil?

virgin coconut oilAs a fan of organic, raw, virgin coconut oil – rather than a nasty hydrogenated version –  I was alarmed to read Rich Roll’s post based on a video from Dr Greger. I discussed this in the previous post but wanted to try to get to the bottom of the issue as Bruce Fife’s book Coconut Cures tells a very different story. Continue reading

Pure coconut oil, cholesterol and heart disease

Pure coconut oil – heart healthy or heart harmful?

In a recent blog post the amazing Rich Roll wrote about the potential for coconut oil to clog the arteries because as a saturated fat it raises LDL (bad cholesterol) levels. He includes a video in the post from the also wonderful Dr. Michael Greger of NutritionFacts.org which reviews some primary research on coconut oil and cholesterol. Apparently, coconut oil is a NOT a good guy and should be used sparingly. But is that the whole story and, importantly did the studies cited use unadulterated, pure coconut oil?
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