Is Coconut Oil a healthy option for your diet?

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Coconut Oil is everywhere these days, from the shampoo aisle to the grocery store shelf, but is it healthy to have in your diet?

The oil falls in the same category as butter and lard, it’s a saturated fat that can increase your bad cholesterol levels, affecting the heart and blood vessels.

But Coconut Oil also raises your good cholesterol levels and contains healthy vitamins and antioxidants.

So, if you’re thinking of adding Coconut Oil to a main dish or a dessert, use small amounts in moderation.

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(This story was originally published on January 3, 2019)

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