Sunday, March 21, 2010

More Bogus Health Claims

The "healing miracle of coconut oil" is nothing more than fiction from the latest best seller rack. In reality, coconut oil is a saturated fat, which can raise LDL (bad) cholesterol and contribute to heart disease. There is no scientific basis to back the claims that are being passed along. According to the USDA Nutrient Data Lab, one tablespoon of coconut oil contains 11.7 grams of saturated fat and 117 calories. Save the coconut oil for sunbathing.

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