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Coconut oil’s health benefits questionable

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The media is filled with information about coconut oil. Some sources advertise that it decreases cholesterol, enhances weight loss and promotes digestive health.

Now let’s decipher the facts.

Coconut oil is high in saturated fat. It contains 117 calories, 13.6 grams of total fat  — 11.8 grams of saturated fat, 0.8 grams of monounsaturated fat and 0.2 grams of polyunsaturated fat — and no protein or carbohydrates per tablespoon.

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