Last week, the AHA posted a position statement advising against the use of coconut oil. The media ran with the negative headline and social media exploded with questions regarding its safety. #coconutoil was even trending on Twitter. It is time to set the record straight and list the facts on why you should NOT stop using coconut oil and how it is healthy for you!
*Update: Since writing this, several posts have been published questioning Bullet Proof Coffee due to the high amounts of both butter and coconut oil. It is important to note the recipe pictured here uses substantially less butter and coconut oil than traditional BPC recipes.
Don’t fear fat! Fat has gotten a bad reputation over the last several decades, and the presence of quality fats in our diets has dramatically diminished. Low fat diets and low fat foods became popular in the 1980’s as fat was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.