Coconut oil has exploded in popularity in the last decade boasting positive health benefits over other oils, particularly by health conscious foodies. It seems like it’s used in everything from recipes to cleaning supplies and even skincare products. However, within the last year or so, individual practitioners and institutions like the American Heart Association have expressed concern with the healthfulness associated with consuming this particular oil, stating that it may not have as many positive benefits as it leads on.
This has left most of us wondering if coconut oil is, in fact, our friend or our foe. There are always two sides to every good story and we’re here to lay out the arguments for and against coconut oil. Ultimately, you will be the judge!