Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Coconut fat revisited
It might even protect against Alzheimer's. ((In mice anyhow.)
But a spokesperson at the Dept of Ag says maybe in moderation--it's too soon to give it a thumbs-up.
Coconut oil has 12 gr of saturated fat per tablespoon--butter has 7. These are medium chain fatty acids--supposedly "better" than long chain.
South Pacific Islanders live on the stuff and have less heart disease. But they are also more active than Americans and eat a different diet. Plus, I think of many of them as being quite hefty.
I like coconut shampoo. What do you think? Like anything else, I am sure this can be overdone and turn into a big oopsie.