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Behind the hype of coconut oil

Coconut oil is widely promoted as a healthy oil with alleged health benefits.

These claims contradict heart health recommendations that coconut oil should be limited because it is very high in saturated fat (92%).

Diets high in saturated fat increase the risk of heart disease.

In this excellent, downloadable health resource from the Health promotion Agency (HPA) you can learn more about:

  • Where does coconut oil come from?
  • Do other coconut products contain coconut oil?
  • Which oils are the best to use?
  • What about traditional Pacific diets?
  • What are the key issues around coconut oil and our health ?

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