Crazy Over Coconut Oil: Is the Hype Actually Worth It?
If you’ve ever been told to take a piece of advice with a grain of salt, you might want to consider it in this case. Many people have discussed the supposed benefits of coconut oil, including treating heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and gastrointestinal diseases; improving immunity and oral health; and promoting weight loss.
Coconut oil sounds enticing—until you hear that it is made up of approximately 90% saturated fat. That’s almost 12 grams of saturated fat and nearly 120 calories in just one tablespoon.