Coconut oil is bad for your heart July 14, 2017 16:22

Telegraph Hill Extra Virgin Olive Oil

I’ve watched the ‘clever marketing’ for coconut oil, it's shown me if you say something enough times it becomes a truth. Despite the science.

Here’s an article on the opposite side, repeating the ‘old school’ thinking.  Saturated fats are bad for your heart health.  Saturated fats have always been bad for you, but somehow coconut oil (which is 82% saturated fat) wasn’t.  Thumbs up for the marketing people, job well done, nailed the sales targets. 

Of course plenty of science has shown that coconut oil claims are unsubstantiated.  But facts and science are so boring! President Trump has show us that.

Dr Laurence Eyres, a New Zealand specialist in oils and fats says  "Traditionally, coconut oil hasn't been recommended because it is extremely high in saturated fat. This advice remains, despite the large number of marketing claims to the contrary". 

Consumer Magazine had a go too.

And for me? The only oil we use in our house is Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and my cholesterol level is the best in my family.  Proves EVOO is good for you eh?

Geoff