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Brace Yourself: Now Coconut Oil Is 'Pure Poison'

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You know the drill: start eating or drinking the food or beverage that all the experts announce is beneficial to your health. Then, a few months/years/decades later, stop eating or drinking that same food or beverage when all the health experts decide that it will kill you. Rinse and repeat.

Remember how coconut oil was the best thing since organic, sustainable quinoa? Well, apparently it will kill you. It turns out the  stuff is “pure poison,” according to a Harvard professor:

But how bad can it be?

Previously, we were all told to use the oil in cooking instead of other popular oils. But the most important thing to keep in mind is that coconut oil is still OIL. No one should have ever been led to believe that eating spoonfuls of it would be a good idea because it is still high in saturated fat. (Read the labels, people. Don’t just take what the Keto diet people say without a grain of salt.)

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But right, it’s not that simple. It’s not “good” one day and “bad” the next. It’s just not what everyone hoped it would be:

So now what?

Whom are we to believe? How are we supposed to go on?

Bingo. Maybe coconut oil is bad in general because it’s oil, but perhaps it is better than some other options. And let’s repeat this important mantra: ALL IN MODERATION!

Amen.