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Old 06-11-2019, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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"What’s going on?"
essentially, it is NOT 100% CO.
Colorado?
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Old 06-14-2019, 05:01 AM
 
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I'd say the current popularity has a lot to do with the Keto diet.
bingo!!!

this is exactly whats happening ...in all my keto facebook forums (hundreds of thousands of people) coconut oil is very popular as a healthy fat
also many say its great for skin and a great lubricant .. (yes, for squeaky doors )
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Old 06-14-2019, 08:09 AM
 
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Lol... Mercola...
Mercola.com is a Quackery level pseudoscience website that advocates for sometimes dangerous, inaction or action, to serious health issues. A factual search reveals that Mercola has a very long list of failed fact checks and misleading claims that rivals Alex Jones in scope.

Again, I recommend you read the article (link on post #9)
I agree^^^. Mercola is a quack, and promotes some very misleading things. People also need to remember he is shilling his products. And I am one who believes in natural and alternative ways, but I recognize this fact.

As far as coconut oil - I like it for some things, as mentioned a good butter substitute, and I use as a skin lotion when I go out in sun. It is also good for my cat's fur who has allergies. I do NOT believe it has any "miracle" properties.
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Old 06-14-2019, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I'd say the current popularity has a lot to do with the Keto diet.
This!
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:54 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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You might be surprised at how much the Food Network and Cooking Network influence people. On one show, Damaris Phillips spends a good portion of her half hour raving about the benefits of coconut oil.
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Old 06-15-2019, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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I read that “virgin” coconut oil has a bit of coconut flavor. That might make it good for coconut cakes. I make cakes with butter I clarified myself. More flavorful than vegetable oil.
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Old 06-15-2019, 07:54 AM
 
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It's probably a fad more than anything. According to Dr. Walter C. Willett, Harvard School of Public Health,
Department of Nutrition, coconut oil used in moderation is okay, but olive oil is healthier.

Ask the doctor: Coconut oil and health
Is coconut oil good for you?

https://www.health.harvard.edu/stayi...hy/coconut-oil
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:17 AM
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Novelty.
Just another fad people blindly follow...

Coconut oil is very high in saturated fats (>80%) and raise LDL cholesterol considerably.
Just to put in perspective: red meat contains 50% saturated fat, butter holds about 65% of saturated fat.
There is an incredible amount of hype around the coconut that is driven by marketing, not science.
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeands...ated-fats-lard
Right. High in saturated fat. Trendy right now.
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:22 AM
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https://professional.heart.org/profe...-on-Eating.jsp

Sat fat raises LDL. AHA says it's undisputed. Polyunsaturated fats the best to substitute saturated ones with. Slather on the butter and cheese, LOL, AHA stats say "wishful thinking." Coconut fat no cardiac benefit from AHA says.

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/healt...s-of-chocolate Good news here. Chocolate has a neutral effect on cholesterol, but not the ones loaded w/ marshmallow and caramel. Moderate intake okay.
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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I’ve seen jars of rendered tallow and duck fat in, of all places, the local Wal-Mart. They’re not cheap, either.
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