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

Pearl Mccarthy
August 26, 2018

In the video lecture, the professor clearly justifies the fact that this super food oil doesn't come with any health benefits and neither has any scientific study ever proven the same.

In an educational talk titled Coconut oil and other nutritional errors, a professor from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health - Dr Karin Michels called the oil pure poison and one of the worst foods a person can possibly eat. "Just don't jump on superfood bandwagon with your coconut oil pastas, coconut oil lattes, coconut oil brownies yeah?" food writer Sejal Sukhadwala tweeted in response to Michels' claim.

A video released on Youtube about coconut has gone viral and almost crossed 1 million views. Coconut oil is 82 percent saturated fat, according to American Heart Association News, with a single teaspoon of it already equaling to 11 grams of saturated fat. It contains more than 80% saturated fat, 2 times more than lard, 60% more than beef, and one - third- than butter.

Just how seriously should coconut oil devotees take Michels' critique? The authors attributed the gulf in perception to the marketing of coconut oil in the popular press.

"Once you raise your LDL cholesterol, you put yourself at risk for heart disease", Dr. Robert Segal, Cardiologist and Founder of Manhattan Cardiology, and Co-founder of LabFinder.com told ABC News.

Other organisations have issued similar warnings.

He says you don't want to layer coconut oil with other saturated fats.

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In the 50 minute speech, which has over 900,000 views at the time of writing, she details the dangers of overusing coconut oil.

Does coconut oil have some health benefits? Profits have rocketed from about £1 million to £16.4 million in the past four years, according to the consumer research group Kantar.

"Coconut oil is better for your face than your body", she tells us.

"It's not that you have to absolutely avoid coconut oil, but rather limit coconut oil to where you really need that special flavor, like for Thai food or for baking a special dessert", Willett said. Nutrition experts overwhelmingly agree that consuming an excess of saturated fats is generally bad for you and increases the chances of heart disease.

Coconut oil contains a whole lot of saturated fat.

Coconut oil has been removed from AHA's list of healthy oil options which include the naturally occurring vegetable oils that are unhydrogenated such as Safflower, Canola, Olive oil, or Sunflower oil.

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