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Is Coconut Oil Good for You

While meditating, the Buddha heard the sound of a stringed instrument being played on a boat as it floated by and came to understand that his life of asceticism had him "wound too tight" and that the road to enlightenment was actually the middle path.  The same goes for coconut oil, the latest fad food product out there that some people seem to think they should cook with all the time.

If you have ever bought coconut oil you will have noticed that while it sits in your cupboard it is solid. That is telling you that coconut is unusual for a plant fat in that it is a saturated fat. Whatever the source of saturated fat, be it animal or plant, saturated fats are to be avoided.

So don't be fooled into believing that you can and should cook everything in coconut oil because it's the best and healthiest oil! Perhaps for an occasional treat you could use it in some baking, but other than that, like all oils, it is best avoided for health, to be used sparingly.

Here's a good article on coconut oil from an expert.

http://nutritionfacts.org/2013/07/30/is-coconut-oil-good-for-you/

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