A primary energy source for our bodies is carbohydrates. They have an important role in our diets but many people eat carbs in excess and gain weight. Most weight loss programs will have you reduce your carb intake. This helps avoid the fat buildup from high carbohydrate consumption and takes advantage of your body’s ability to burn fat.
A few years ago, during the height of the KETO fad, a friend suggested I start cooking with coconut oil. But what does the medical literature say about it? Is coconut oil healthy or unhealthy? Let’s find out.