Response to Dave Shaw RD in the New Zealand Herald:
By Cliff Harvey ND
In a recent New Zealand Herald online article, Dave Shaw, a registered dietician, says this of coconut and its associated oils:
“Everyone's talking about coconut goods at the moment - milk, oil, cream. There are claims they can solve everything from arthritis to cardiovascular disease. There's talk that coconut milk contains a high content of medium chain fatty acids that are metabolised differently than other saturated fats. The truth is, there isn't enough evidence to back the benefits, and a more likely outcome is that you'll pack on the pounds from the additional fat you're eating.”
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