Coconut oil has become the go to oil of late. It has those magical medium chain tryglicerides, along with a high smoke point, and no trans or hydrogenated fats. Sounds pretty good, right?
I suppose it won’t kill you, but have you ever noticed it’s the fat equivalent of white sugar? It has no nutritional value save vitamin E, and it goes straight to the liver, bypassing normal digestion, just like fructose does!Whenever anything is isolated from vitamins and minerals it becomes dangerous in my experience.
It’s made by extracting fat, as opposed to refining like butter.
As we’ve discovered, saturated fats can be healthy, but animal sources are more balanced in their composition and retain some trace minerals. I guess that’s why they taste so much better.
Butter, Lard and tallow are great!
We’ve been eating them for millienia, why stop now?