Why Food Experts Can’t Agree on Coconut Oil


In recent years, coconut oil has been the darling of diet gurus for its supposed antioxidant and fat-burning attributes, as well as unproven claims that it can do everything from treat Alzheimer’s disease to improve endurance. But many nutrition scientists aren’t sold on coconut oil’s healthfulness. Earlier this year, Karin Michels, an adjunct professor of epidemiology at Harvard, made waves when she called coconut oil “pure poison”.


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