To eat, wear and heal?
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.
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