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What to believe?- Health Off Topic

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I've been looking into COCONUT OIL and have found very conflicting information.
Dr. Weil at his web site pans it. Quote- Sources of "bad fats" include animal fat and processed vegetable oils...avoid coconut oil.
At Dr. Mercola's site he sings it's praises as "the smartest oil you can cook with".
What to believe, who knows. My gut feeling (no pun intended) no one knows for sure what are the facts are. The science of nutrition still has a long way to go.
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It contains saturated fats which freak a lot of people out. The problem with that thought is that it just doesn't fly all that well when you really test it. Just look at the whole Atkins thing, time and time again they test it and find that not only will you lose more weight but it doesn't hurt your BP, cholesterol, etc.

Anyway, my opinion,take it for what its worth, is that it is a great form of oil with many healthy benefits.
BenQuick said:
Seems the two all are in agreement on as to what you shouldn't eat is sugar and hydrogenated oils. And our grocery shelves are filled with both.
Which is one huge reason why Americans are fighting a losing battle with obesity and the resulting health problems. Convenience is killing us.
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