Coconut Oil Fact and Fiction. Give it a read see what you think. I love it when "science" is explained in understandable terms. And if you don't want to take the time to read it or it's still to scientific for you; I'll give you a little example of how my simple mind works. ;)
When I was first learning about Coconut oil and realizing I had been fooled into thinking that all fat made you fat. (Remember the 90's No Fat, Low Fat, and Light fad?) I knew coconut oil contained saturated fat had heard that it could cause heart disease. Well I paid attention and did my own little experiment. You can do this too. Take a small blob each of butter and coconut oil. Place one blob in one hand and one blob in the other. Notice which one melts faster. Coconut quickly melts at body temperature which tells me that it never is solid in my body therefore it won't clog my arteries. Hopefully you don't have shortening or margarine in your home so you will just have to trust me on this one they take much, much longer to melt at body temperature. What does that tell you? Partially Hydrogenated oils are even worse for us then Saturated fats. Yeah I know I didn't like it when I found out I had basically been lied to too!