Jesus Take The Wheel! Coconut Oil Reportedly ‘Pure Poison’

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He recommends instead using oils high in monounsaturated fats (including olive oil and avocado oil) and those high in polyunsaturated fats (such as canola oil).

Furthermore, the Prof lamented that the oil contained saturated fat content which can even be linked to LDL (bad) cholesterol, as she raised concerns about calories in the oil explaining that 1 tablespoon of coconut oil has as many as 117 calories.

While coconut oil has been advertised as a health food of sorts, nutrition experts say there is little evidence to back that claim.

Yep it turns out that by choosing plant-based oils, nuts and seed butters in place of fats like palm oil, coconut oil, butter, lard and ghee, you'll be doing some very good things for your heart health.

As CNN points out, many people think coconut oil is a healthy alternative.

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Studies support this with evidence that found replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated fats reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.

"Saturated fat raises the LDL or the "bad" cholesterol so coconut oil is going to have that same effect as butter and beef fat", she said.

It has proved to be hard to rank all the different types of oil. Dr. Michaels claims that coconut oil is even worse than lard (fat rendered from hog fat), once a hit among Housewives of the 1950-ies.

Yes. Coconut oil contains fatty acids with known health benefits. The fact that the level of fatty acids in the coconut is only 14%, and the participants in those studies received 100% of the acids from food. Experts warn that consuming large amounts of coconut oil will not benefit those at risk for cardiovascular disease. According to Michels, the nutrients in these foods are just as present in more accessible fare such as carrots, cherries, and apricots. So just how seriously should you take those claims? "The American Heart Association recommends eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains and to eat fewer calories, if you need to lose weight". It is always good to remember that moderation is the key, so if you are going to use coconut oil, use it in moderation.

"It tastes good and I don't mind foods that taste good but I wouldn't purposely use coconut oil because it's a good for me", he said.

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