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What are the health tradeoffs between olive oil vs. coconut oil?

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Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
Both good oils: Olive oil better for salads, while coconut better for cooking.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Cholesterol levels.: Extra virgin olive oil is a healthier choice in regards to saturated fats.Coconut oil has the highest saturated fat content of all oils. One tablespoon of coconut oil contains more than 13 grams of fat. This could seriously impact your cholesterol levels.

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