Coconut oil has been touted as a superfood because it supposedly offers a myriad of health benefits. However, more recent research argued the tropical oil, which has become increasingly popular in the West, is actually bad for the body.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 2, 2019
How useful is coconut oil exactly? USDA researchers found that compounds derived from coconut oil are actually better at repelling biting insects compared to DEET.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 4, 2018
A 50-minute German lecture focused on the claim that coconut oil is not healthy has gone viral. Harvard professor Karin Michels described coconut oil as 'pure poison,' and that it 'is one of the worst foods you can eat.'
Healthy Living/Wellness August 22, 2018
A new study claims that coconut oil reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke, contrary to recent claims that the substance is unhealthy. Research showed that regular consumption of coconut oil resulted in higher levels of good cholesterol.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 15, 2018
Should you throw out your bottle of coconut oil, and do saturated fats really lead to heart disease? Some studies favor coconut oil and deviate from recent recommendations from the AHA.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 26, 2017
The American Heart Association said in a new advisory that coconut oil is not healthy. Here are healthier cooking oil options that contain less amount of saturated fat.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 19, 2017
A recent health advisory had many worried about the saturated fat content of coconut oil. Here is the low-down on the different types of fats, both good and bad.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 18, 2017
Coconut oil is marketed as a health food. An advisory from the American Heart Association, however, urges consumers to avoid it because of its saturated fat content that can elevate risk for stroke and heart disease.
Public Health June 17, 2017