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Category: coconuts

  • Sports Drinks Are Neither Safe Nor Effective

    Commercial influences may have corrupted the American College of Sports Medicine’s hydration guidelines. If you had to name the greatest medical advance over the past two centuries, what would you pick? Smallpox vaccine jumped to my mind, then I remembered it was discovered back in the 1700s. The British Medical Journal compiled a list of […]

  • Water vs. Coconut Water vs. Sports Drinks for Athletes

    Coconut water is tested head-to-head against plain water and sports drinks in athletes. As you may know, I’ve previously reviewed the evidence on coconut oil and coconut milk that suggests neither is good for you, but what about coconut water? When I first learned about athletes using coconut water as a type of natural Gatorade, […]

  • Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen Healthiest of Healthy Foods 

    In my book How Not to Die, I center my recommendations around a Daily Dozen checklist of everything I try to fit into my daily routine.  In my book How Not to Die, I suggest we try to center our diets around whole plant foods. Some plants are healthier than others, though. Apparently, you can live for extended periods eating practically nothing but white potatoes, for example, […]

  • What About Coconuts, Coconut Milk, and Coconut Oil MCTs?

    Do the medium-chain triglycerides in coconut oil and the fiber in flaked coconut counteract the negative effects on cholesterol and artery function? Studies of populations who eat a lot of coconuts are “frequently cited” by those who sell coconut oil “as evidence that coconut oil does not have negative effects on cardiovascular health.” For example, […]

  • Coconut Oil and the Boost in HDL “Good” Cholesterol

    The effects of coconut oil were compared to butter and tallow. Even if virgin coconut oil and other saturated fats raise LDL “bad” cholesterol, isn’t that countered by the increase in HDL “good” cholesterol? According to “the experience and wisdom of 200 of the country’s leading experts in cardiovascular diseases,” in a report representing 29 […]