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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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lauric acid is better

Anonymous

06/21/2015 - 11:17pm

You don't know what your talking about..the benefits of saturated plant fats are very healthy and very beneficial.. Saturated fats from animals are what's harmful

Anonymous

06/07/2015 - 7:17pm

I use both coconut oil and olive oil..some things taste better with one than the other..I like both but prefer olive oil for health reasons when the taste is acceptable
Phyllis

Anonymous

05/15/2015 - 12:12pm

I use both coconut oil and olive oil..some things taste better with one than the other..I like both but prefer olive oil for health reasons

Anonymous

05/15/2015 - 12:05pm

No but I had dry eye for years and just using a teaspoon or two a day or every other day on my Gluten free bread and my eye are now lubricated. I am still on my first16 oz jar (used over three months) but in another week I will be purchasing my second jar. I am hooked on coconut oil for life.

Anonymous

03/31/2015 - 11:21pm

Yes I have and love it on toast.

Anonymous

03/20/2015 - 10:10am

This is the only article I can find that says this! I stopped subscribing because EW seems to be confused on the subject of canola.

Anonymous

03/04/2015 - 10:23pm

I love coconut butter, so it must be bad to eat.

Anonymous

02/14/2015 - 8:33pm

So you are suggesting eating canola oil is ok?, based on these stats? canola oil contains 124 calories and 14 grams of total fat and 1 gram is saturated.
What about the fact that canola oil the genetic creation of MONSANTO? Able to withstand the pesticide
"roundup".This GMO canola oil was re-named after the rapeseed plant was genetically altered by combining its DNA with round-up DNA. Roundup in canola oil is causing IBS,colitis, and ultimately crohn's
disease.I can't believe you dont know this?I guess this wasn't taught at the university of Vermont?

Anonymous

12/26/2014 - 9:29pm

I have made the switch, and whether or not coconut oil is more healthy than butter, I feel better knowing it is VEGAN (no animal fat). I can also use LESS coconut oil (mixed with olive oil) than butter to achieve the same level of "fat satisfaction" in my recipes.

Anonymous

11/27/2014 - 1:49pm

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