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

Glen Mclaughlin
August 26, 2018

This is one of the worst foods that can eat people.

The use of coconut oil is questionable, but the harm is obvious, says Professor of public health, Harvard University Karin Michels.

For ages coconut oil has been considered as a blessing given its unbelievable properties for great health.

Just how seriously should coconut oil devotees take Michels' critique?

On an ancillary note, the relationship between LDL cholesterol levels and cardiovascular health is still a bit nuanced. However, coconut oil has something else in its makeup, something that is considered good for you. He called the substance "one of the worst things you can eat" that was as good for well-being as "pure poison", reports The Guardian.

Experts were also of the opinion that many people believe that cooking with coconut oil is healthy because it has been marketed that way.

"For the time being, if you like the taste of coconut oil, then, as with butter, it is fine to use it every now and then".

The popularity and marketing of coconut oil may have obscured some important information about the fat and the variety of different labels can be confusing.

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Which kind of goes against the recent thinking that coconut oil is a bit of an all rounder superfood - in fact, Dr Michels thinks it's not "super" at all, due to the damaging effect the saturated fatty acids in the coconut oil can have on your body.

Coconut oil should be purchased in its natural state - as a solid. According to the New York Post, "The American Heart Association advised against consuming too much of it in June 2017, after a study found that all saturated fats - regardless of the source - are damaging to heart health".

In small amounts, however, coconut oil can have a place in one's diet. That's almost the entire daily limit the American Heart Association recommends - 13 grams.

But coconut oil also raises high-density lipoprotein, the "good" cholesterol.

Saturated fats are the ones that tend to hang around in your arteries and lead to heart disease, according to health experts.

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

The study participants who ate the medium-chain fatty acid diet burned fat quicker than the controls.

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