Coconut oil has become a popular "super food" among health conscious individuals. But are the claims regarding coconut oil valid? Can using coconut oil promote weight loss? Will coconut oil aid in reducing clogged arteries? What about as a cure for Alzheimers disease? Even though coconut is a plant based source of saturated fats isn't it true that the saturated fat in coconut doesn't raise cholesterol? In fact, Aren't there studies in which coconut oil has been proven to lower cholesterol? And besides, coconute oil helps to reduce inflammation, Right? Not so fast! The answers may surprise you!
In this video Dr. Michael Greger looks at a variety of studies regarding many of the claimed benefits of coconut oil: