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Coconut Oil's Health Claims Are Overstated

New AHA study casts doubt

(Newser) - Coconut oil, widely believed to be a healthy alternative, is actually not good for you, a new study suggests. The American Heart Association says research shows that coconut oil packs more saturated fat than butter and some other oils, USA Today reports. "Coconut oil is pure fat," writes... More »

This Now Exists: Fat-Infused Water

In southern California, bottled water mixed with coconut oil goes for $3.95

(Newser) - Remember that guy who started the Bulletproof Coffee fad , where people add butter and oil to their cups of joe in the hopes of losing weight? Well he's at it again, this time with what the Silicon Valley techie calls "a disruptive technology for beverages," reports the... More »

Coconut Oil Powers Papua New Guinea

On one island, mini-refineries are turning coconut oil into diesel

(Newser) - It's the ultimate in energy independence. On Papua New Guinea's Bougainvillea island, residents are battling expensive and unreliable oil imports by making their own perfumed alternafuel—from local coconuts. The refined coconut oil functions as diesel, residents say, and has already generated inquiries from as far away as Iran. More »

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