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Coconut Is 'Pure Poison' Claim: Experts Weight the Facts

Coconut Is 'Pure Poison' Claim: Experts Weight the Facts

Coconut oil also has a higher proportion of MCTs than most other fats or oils; however, there is a catch to the research.

Coconut does have some unique qualities that explain its alleged health benefits, but the evidence to support those claims is very thin.

A Harvard professor has called coconut oil "pure poison" in a speech delivered in Germany and claimed that it is bad for humans despite recent research outcome to the contrary. "It is one of the worst foods you can eat".

A lecture by a Harvard professor calling coconut oil "pure poison" has gone viral on YouTube, nearing 1 million views on Wednesday. The speech, delivered in German, has now been watched almost a million times on YouTube. AHA revised the guidelines for recommended oil past year and suggested that the users refrain from consumption of saturated fatty acids contained in high amount in coconut oil.

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In 2017 American Heart Association (AHA) released a report stating that ingesting coconut is harmful as it contains high saturated fat content. "For someone eating 2,000 calories a day, that's about 11 to 13 grams of saturated fat".

What is coconut oil and what are the concerns? The group found that only 37 percent of certified nutritionists agreed that coconut oil is healthy. "HDL is called the "good cholesterol" because it helps to keep cholesterol from building up in the arteries, while LDL is called the "bad cholesterol" because it's the main source of cholesterol build-up and blockage in the arteries, which can lead to heart attack and stroke".

Other organisations have issued similar warnings.

Other than coconut oil, foods that are high in saturated fat include butter, hard cheese, ghee, sausages and meat pies. As CNN reports, almost three-quarters of Americans believe coconut oil to be healthful.

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The oil used in the research is a special 100 percent medium-chain coconut oil.

"Coconut oil is about 86% saturated fat, about one-third more saturated fat than butter", said Victoria Taylor, a senior dietician at the British Heart Foundation. The organization reveals that reducing saturated fat intake and replacing it with unsaturated fat lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease.

When it comes to day-to-day cooking, experts suggest using olive oil, canola oil or soybean oil instead of coconut.

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