From Food Vice to Virtue
It's not easy to shed a "bad boy" reputation, but new research is helping these 10 former food baddies climb back into nutritional favor.
Once a food industry pariah, coconut oil is now heralded as the ultimate disease fighter. What gives? Researchers find little
evidence that coconut prevents heart disease or cures diabetes but studies do show that some of coconut's saturated fats boost
"HDL" or good cholesterol. (They raise LDL too so that can't be ignored.) Bottom line: coconut is best as an occasional indulgence.
What it offers you: Great tropical flavor! Two ounces of fresh coconut contains 14 grams of saturated fat, close to your daily limit.
Recipe: Key Lime Coconut Snowballs
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