Potassium by concentration: instant coffee powder (gasp), dr apricots, potato baked and crisps (gasp), sultanas, spinach, bananas.
Many 'internet health gurus' tout the benefits of coconut oil. Type it into any search engine and you'll be flooded with articles claiming it controls sugar cravings; helps you lose weight; boosts your metabolism, prevents the degenerative diseases of ageing and more! This month's Foodwatch Newsletter investigates.
Is coconut fat good or bad for you?
On the face of it this looks like a simple question but the reality is a bit more complicated. There are different types of coconut fat and the number of studies is small. Take a look at the October Foodwatch Newsletter as I try to clarify the situation for you.
Also in October
I give you a heads up on my new look, downloadable free fact sheets; round up the #5aDayChallenge and tell you where you can find more info on coconut products on the Foodwatch website. So take a look and remember, while you can read it on the web, why not subscribe here and have it delivered to your Inbox on the last Tuesday of every month?
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