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Is Coconut Oil Really Poisonous? This Is What Our Health Experts Have To Say

Coconut oil is 'pure poison', says Harvard professor

But for day-to-day use, experts recommend cooking with vegetable oils like olive, canola, or soybean oil instead.

To add to the accusations, the professor stated that coconut oil could be worse than lard given the fact that it comes with an overwhelming ratio of the saturated fat.

The YouTube video titled "Coconut Oil and Other Nutritional Errors" has successfully garnered the attention of more than 400,000 viewers. But the studies were not done specifically on coconut oil, and any possible benefit is out weighed by the high amount of the artery-clogging, saturated fat that raises bad cholesterol.

Coconut oil may be harming your health rather than benefiting it if the statements of a Harvard professor are to be believed.

But a number of health coaches, however, seem to disagree with this observation as Luke Coutinho took to Facebook to share his views about the aforementioned claim stating that "Any oil in excess, refined, wood churned, cold pressed, virgin will cause damage to the heart".

A video released on Youtube about coconut has gone viral and almost crossed 1 million views.

For those who are concerned about lowering their cholesterol, the American Heart Association recommends "reducing saturated fat to no more than 5 to 6 percent of total daily calories".

The professor is claiming coconut oil to be poison and unhealthy for humans.

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So we can verify, while not exactly "poison", coconut oils, creams and milk are not the most healthful choice, but coconut water is healthful.

In her words, any product that contains coconut oil, bad for the cardiovascular system because it contains huge amount of cholesterol carried by low density lipoproteins (LDL). Yes, that coconut oil.

One tablespoon of coconut oil contains more than 11 grams of saturated fats, according to the Federal National Nutrient Database.

On an ancillary note, the relationship between LDL cholesterol levels and cardiovascular health is still a bit nuanced. However, coconut oil also helps to raise HDL cholesterol, which is the "good" kind.

Yes. Coconut oil contains fatty acids with known health benefits.

"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". Nutrition experts overwhelmingly agree that consuming an excess of saturated fats is generally bad for you and increases the chances of heart disease.

So when we heard a Harvard professor call our new favourite oil "pure poision" we were a little concerned.

"The coconut creams that go into drinks and mixers, those are full of sugar and they also have a fair amount of fat", Bazzano said.

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