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Is Coconut Oil Healthier Than Butter?

By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., August 17, 2012 - 1:21pm

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Brierley asks: Have you replaced butter with coconut oil?

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I continued to eat butter when everyone else was eating margarine because it was better for you. Now we know that is not true. I will continue with my butter! Plus I really don't want my food to taste like coconut! I use canola or peanut oil for frying and EVOO for salad dressings and any time I want a good tasting oil.

Anonymous

05/07/2014 - 2:22am

Canola oil ia alledgely GMO.........

Anonymous

05/07/2014 - 1:20am

Right. Let's replace these natural fats with a GMO, highly processed, partially hydrogenated oil that must be deodorized, degummed, bleached and separated before it is "fit" for human consumption.

Anonymous

05/06/2014 - 11:56pm

I HAVE READ SO MANY DIFFERENT ARTICLES THAT TELLS THE OPPOSSITE. HONESTLY I NO LONGER KNOW WHAT TO BELIEVE.

Anonymous

05/06/2014 - 11:44pm

my husband has had two quad bypasses and 5 stents and we use grape seed oil and EVOO for cooking and butter sparingly. Canola oil is really unhealthy because of the way it is processed with chemicals that are exptremely toxic.

Anonymous

05/06/2014 - 8:28pm

Been using coconut milk and yoghurt. My cholesterol was higher than it has ever been before (luckily still within acceptable range). However that was total cholesterol. My next trip to the doctor I'm going to ask for another blood test with the break down of HDL and LDL and see what the ratio is. Will be interesting.

Anonymous

05/06/2014 - 6:44pm

What about riceoil? I replaced butter for riceoil.

Anonymous

05/06/2014 - 3:55pm

Who financed your research??

Anonymous

05/06/2014 - 2:26pm

No but I did replace the margarine with butter. I cook with olive oil and use a little butter to flavor. My aunt's doctor recommended the coconut oil for her when she had cancer. Something to do with anti-inflamitory properties.

Anonymous

05/06/2014 - 1:09pm

I haven't replaced butter with coconut oil but I am wondering what your take on grape seed oil is?

Anonymous

05/06/2014 - 12:25pm

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