This article has been floating around and it's creating a lot of confusion. Part of the problem with nutrition is that there is so much information out there - how are you supposed to know what to believe?

This article talks about how coconut oil contains a lot of saturated fat, which is known to increase LDL (bad cholesterol). So the Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Advisory states that it is unhealthy. Before you jump to throw it away, here's the FULL story when it comes it coconut oil and other saturated fats.

Saturated fats have become the scape goat for heart disease since the 1950's when scientists fed rabbits high levels of cholesterol and it caused arterial damage in their hearts. We aren't rabbits, though, and the last time I checked rabbits don't eat meat (which is where most saturated fats come from - animals fats).

In case you missed it, it recently came out that the sugar industry paid off Harvard researchers to blame fat for heart disease.

Read here: http://www.npr.org/…/50-years-ago-sugar-industry-quietly-pa…

In addition to this, the body creates cholesterol whether you eat it or not. The less you consume, the more it creates and vice versa, as it is needed by every cell in the body while also being vital for the immune system. Your body is a smart and adaptive.

You can learn more through the link to the Pursuit of Thriving blog below, which details how cholesterol got it's bad reputation and why cholesterol (like that found in egg yolks) is good for you:

http://www.always-growing.com/…/eggs-how-healthy-are-they-r…

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