5 “Facts” About Coconut Oil Approved Or Debunked Through Science

Coconut is a valuable and popular ingredient that has been used for centuries, especially in tropical countries. Coconut flesh can be eaten as is, or seeped in hot water and extracted as “coconut milk”. It can also be roasted, pounded, dried, you name it.

While coconut is a wonderful ingredient and it does have its health benefits, there are quite a few “facts” circling the internet as of late that are just untrue. Food bloggers, health food enthusiasts, paleo nutritionists, and celebrities have begun calling it a “superfood”, without any actual evidence.

On the other hand, there are a few that might actually be true. But how do you figure out which ones are accurate and which ones are not?
Luckily, that’s what science is for! Here are 5 “facts” about coconut oil debunked or approved through science.