The earlier post on KTC coconut oil explains my investigation into whether this refined coconut oil is hydrogenated. We can conclusively say that it is not, which is good news. A commenter on that post contacted KTC and managed to get a detailed response from them concerning the refining process. Further they confirm that their coconut oil is NOT hydrogenated. So we can be doubly sure this is not an issue, hurray!
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?