FOOD, FACTS and FADS

Exploring the sense and nonsense of food and health


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How About Coconut Oil?


Coconut oil is appearing on the supermarket shelves after a long hiatus.  Its health claims range from curing Alzheimer’s disease to weight loss and antibacterial properties. Until we know more for sure about these claims, here’s some good advice on how  to use it in your diet. It is best to use organic, virgin oil rather than the refined brands.

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The Claims of Coconut Oil?

coconut-oilDoes coconut oil confer any health benefits or is is just an old fad brought back for another go-around? The following article offers some sound advice. There are a lot of  conflicting facts about any beneficial effects on heart disease risk and conventional wisdom tends to be quite skeptical.

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Soy Bean Oil?

If you are a frequent label reader, particularly the ingredient lists, you will soon realize how often soybean oil is used in processed foods.  This article presents an interesting study on the use of various oils in the diet and weight gain, at least in mice.

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