Dispelling nutrition myths, ranting, and occasionally, raving

I like my coffee with honey and coconut oil?!

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I know that I rant about the stupid advice Dr Oz gives frequently. He just gives stupid advice frequently and I can’t let it all pass by without comment.

The other day he was doing some sort of Q&A on twitter and responded to a question from a reader:


What in the heck kind of suggestions are those? I’m assuming that this individual is using splenda because they’re concerned about their weight (correctly as it turned out because I sent them a tweet after seeing this). Honey, while likely a healthier choice than granulated sugar in some respects, has about the same amount of calories (actually a few more) per teaspoon as sugar. And coconut oil?! Perhaps I’m the crazy one here, but I can’t imagine that any type of oil would be a tasty or health conscious addition to a cup of coffee. Milk, while a great alternative to cream is not really an alternative to sweetener. Honestly, if you’re drinking your coffee black, you’re concerned about consuming extra calories, and you enjoy a little splenda in it then that’s a perfectly healthy option. 

Author: Diana

I'm a registered dietitian from Nova Scotia, living and working in Ontario, Canada. My goal is to help people see food and nutrition from a different perspective and understand that nutrition and health are not necessarily a result of personal choice.

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