A cure-all for numerous diseases or something linked to our diet and lifestyle diseases? I've touted the benefits of coconut oil as a preferred oil over common vegetable oils like corn and canola due to their high omega 6 fatty acid content.
I also believed it to take a higher heat point than our common beloved olive oil. Seems that may not be the case.
All to often we humans default to believing what we hear and read repeatedly. Most of us are guilty of this. We do more research when purchasing a phone, car or computers than we do on the purchases we make most often that impact our health in profound ways. Of course I refer to the foods we ingest everyday.
If you have bought into the rhetoric of coconut being a health food this article
- Does Coconut Oil Deserve it's Health Halo? - is a must read.
PS - In case you want to know...
I have coconut in my kitchen as well as bathroom. Its essential for making something like cashew cheesecake and cookies like these Chocolate Chip Oatmeal favorites and its a must when it comes to personal care.
I use it daily as a skin and hair moisturizer as well as make-up remover and make a a sea salt, coconut oil blend for exfoliation. My favorite brand is Maison Orphee
I love their products so much and have been an ambassador for decades.
So yes, coconut oil still has a place in your every day life. Just keep in mind,
all oils are meant to be used in moderation when it comes to a heart healthy diet.
Long time whole-self health and wellness advocate and activist, Teri Gentes aims to instigate proactive self-care to all open to her guidance. Otherwise, she is mindful not to offer unsolicited advice.