Coconoil has saved the day… I’ve been searching for the impossible – cheap organic, virgin coconut oil. There really is no such thing, cheap does not compute with organic and virgin. Bulk buying could be the answer, couldn’t it.
My favourite brand has been Essential, which is a decent price in Indigo, Moseley but is not available on Amazon at the moment. For me, the best Amazon buy, not in bulk is Convive Virgin Coconut Food Oil, which is £15.99 a kilo. I digress, but is bulk buying the answer? Continue reading
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?
As 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 – 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?