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Is Coconut Oil Healthy? - Wonderful Article in the Link

Sunday, May 20, 2018

“When it comes to health information, we must ALWAYS consider the source (and examine it well!)

Even if advice seems to come from a perfectly respectable organization on the surface (like the American Heart Association) – research who they are, who funds their work, and what types of health claims they’ve made in the past. This is something I do when reading health-related articles – and in today’s age of political and industry propaganda and manipulations, it is imperative that you take this step to be your own health advocate.

Can you trust the American Heart Association with health information?

The American Heart Association (AHA) is the same organization who told us for years to eat margarine (which was notoriously high in trans fat) calling it “more heart-healthy” than butter because it contains “no dietary cholesterol”. They started this recommendation back in the 1960’s and continued it for decades while the primary ingredient in margarine was partially hydrogenated oil full of trans fat. Well, we now know that the trans fat in partially hydrogenated oils are responsible for upwards of 20,000 heart attacks every year – which spurred the FDA to finally ban it from our food (effective in 2018). It’s rare for the FDA to ban anything! Boy, I’d say the AHA was way off on that recommendation, wouldn’t you?”

AHA Approved Foods

Read the full article here - foodbabe.com/coco

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  • BERRY4
    It was sad to hear about a friend's son in the hospital fighting leukemia. The sugared food they were feeding him could not have helped his situation any.

    Too bad we still have "leaders" in Spark who stick to the OLD worn-out way of thinking when it comes to "nutrition"!
    807 days ago
  • SUNSET09
    That is one of my clichés emoticon "Consider the source" as there is so much information out there and a lot of it is not for our good! Thank you for sharing this information as not only do I use coconut oil, I enjoy the flavor of coconut. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    807 days ago
    Good point, all. Thanks for the share!
    807 days ago
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