Thursday February 27, 2020

'As coconut oil shows, it’s always a good idea to go behind the headlines'

I’ll be sticking to the olive oil - and my twice a week oily fish habit - for a while yet, writes Gillian Nelis

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor

@gnelis
23rd June, 2017
Too good to be true? Pic: Getty

I had a very odd conversation a few months back with a friend of a friend. She was, she told me, using lots of coconut oil in her food, because she’d read somewhere that it would help her lose weight.

Now I’m no dietician - not that that seems to stop some people giving out dietary advice - but even I know that eating spoonfuls of something as fatty as coconut oil is...

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