Co­conut Oil

To eat, wear and heal?

Consumer Voice - - Contents -

Al­most ev­ery month there seems to be a new dis­cov­ery about some herb, food or oil that makes it seem like a su­per­food that will keep one health­ier or feel­ing bet­ter, or may even help fight a few ail­ments. In the re­cent past, there has been quite a buzz around aloe vera, olive oil, goose­ber­ries, jalapenos, yo­ghurts… and you must have no­ticed how the in­ter­net, so­cial me­dia and even ra­dio and TV talk shows go on to pro­mote such claims and dis­cov­er­ies. Although most of those claims sound au­then­tic, the noise around such prod­ucts makes many of us scep­ti­cal. We seek cred­i­ble in­for­ma­tion from a trust­wor­thy source. From time to time, Team un­der­takes checks on all such noises and presents facts that may help con­sumers in mak­ing right/thought-through choices. Our fo­cus this month is co­conut oil.

Con­sumer Voice

Par­tic­u­larly in the last few months, co­conut oil has been a sub­ject of dis­cus­sions. While for years the oil has had a bad rep­u­ta­tion be­cause it con­tains a high level sat­u­rated fat, the kind found mostly in an­i­mal prod­ucts, stud­ies in re­cent times have re­vealed that the fats in co­conut oil are rather healthy. More so, the oil has now found space in health food stores and su­per­mar­kets, as well as in restau­rants and home kitchens where it is be­ing used for fry­ing and bak­ing. To find out more about the new dis­cov­er­ies, we dug deeper, did sec­ondary re­search, and col­lated

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