New Research Shows That Coconut Oil Is Actually Horrible For Your Health

It's as bad, if not, worse than butter.

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A new study by the American Heart Association (AHA) finds coconut oil as guilty as butter in terms of health detriments

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You can almost imagine the news in the form of a mocking sneer, "AHA, you've been fooled all along!" The study highlighted by IFLS describes coconut oil to be just as bad as butter.

The Circulation journal have let out a notice pinpointing the worrying trait in saturated fats relating to cardiovascular disease

The journal mentions that Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is responsible for 17.3 million deaths a year and is the leading cause of death globally. The cause? Saturated fat.

82% of coconut oil consists of saturated fats, higher than butter (63%), olive oil (14%), peanut oil (17%), and sunflower oil (10%).

Coconut oil makes you a lot more prone to contracting heart diseases in the future

The risk of running a heart disease is higher when fatty plaques in your arteries thicken the walls of you arteries, resulting in your blood flow to organs and tissues being impeded.

Saturated fat, in particular, is known to increase of bad cholesterol in your bloodstream. Therefore, you should probably avoid food containing saturated fat such as red meat, lard and cream, butter, cheese, and other dairy products.

Health benefits tied to coconut oil have been falsely marketed by popular press

In a recent survey 72% of the American public are reported to regard coconut oil as healthy while 37% of nutritionists think otherwise.

The misinformation contributing to the disparaging difference in public and expert judgement on coconut oil can probably be accredited to the media.

Fatty acids from fat is essential for vitamin absorption so in that regard, unsaturated fats are perfect for the job

You shouldn't lay off fat completely as good fat does exist and it comes in the form of unsaturated fats that can be found in Olive, peanut, and canola oils, avocados, fish oil, nuts, and seeds.

AHA proposes olive oil as a much healthier alternative for cancelling bad cholesterol

The AHA states that the healthiest alternative to coconut oil out there is olive oil. By consuming olive oil instead of other oils, your cholesterol levels can be reduced as much as the most advanced, cholesterol-lowering drug available out there right now.

Will this stop you from using coconut oil in your cooking? Let us know in the comments section below!

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