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Is Coconut Oil Healthier Than Butter?

By Brierley Wright, August 17, 2012 - 1:21pm

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Brierley asks: Have you replaced butter with coconut oil?

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I have heard that coconut oil is processed with hexane, (which is a cancer causing agent )and it is stored in your body after you eat it so, unless you know how the company processed the coconut, I wouldn't consume it at all.

Anonymous

10/21/2013 - 3:27pm

I have been reading a lot about coconut oil recently and have been very interested in the value of it for cooking and the skin. After reading a book saying it's the holy grail and touting its heart health benefits..I have come away very confused.... I bought a huge amount of it...organic extra virgin....and I agree that until more scientific research says its beneficial...I will be using my other oils...for cooking.
I have found its wonderful for the skin..hair ...body.. as a moisturizer....it actually removed a sun spot I had for many years....but for cooking...I will wait!

Anonymous

10/21/2013 - 2:43pm

i noticed this article is over a year old. hopefully, in the last year you have done some research and found that coconut oil is, in fact, better for us than just about any other!

Anonymous

10/21/2013 - 1:27pm

I replaced some butter and olive oil with coconut oil for the supposed benefit for age related mental decline.Also Any truth to this news..about helping AL.?
Thank you JC

Anonymous

10/21/2013 - 12:27pm

Some yes some no. I do it more for taste than health though.

Anonymous

10/19/2013 - 4:14pm

We have. Until recently, it seems I only read positive things about coconut oil. I have now read some conflicting reports, such as this one, so we have cut way back on the coconut oil since. It's a shame, because we really really liked it. Maybe in the future better studies will come out reporting how great it is for you. In the mean time, I'll keep on using the old trustworthy olive oil.

Anonymous

09/17/2013 - 11:29pm

Very helpful, thank you! How does grapeseed oil fit into this?

Anonymous

09/14/2013 - 1:02am

I have been replacing butter with coconut oil for about 6 months now. I find that my food tastes great and I feel better not eating dairy.

Anonymous

08/24/2013 - 10:54am

No. Butter is good enough for over 68 years. No cholesterol problems in our family.

Anonymous

08/05/2013 - 11:55pm

I think you need to read a lot more about the subject. You info is way off. One persons opinion is not enough. Do your research first, than report

Anonymous

07/19/2013 - 12:53am

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