Coconut oil isn't healthy. It's never been healthy

Experts say coconut oil may be as unhealthy as butter, animal fats

The paper cites seven clinical trials in which coconut oil was found to raise LDL "bad" cholesterol just as much as butter, beef fat, and palm oil.

The American Heart Association said: "Because coconut oil increases LDL cholesterol, a cause of CVD [cardiovascular disease], and has no known offsetting favourable effects, we advise against the use of coconut oil".

However, according to the American Heart Association (AHA) there are no credible studies to support this claim. Only 37% of nutritionists agreed.

The American Heart Association recently released a report advising against the use of coconut oil.

Coconut oil is 82% saturated fat, more than butter (63%) or lard (39%).

Animal fats are generally seen as bad, while plant oils, such as olive and sunflower are considered healthier options.


In the report, the AHA says that coconut oil is nearly made entirely of saturated fat - 82 percent, to be exact. It's worth pointing out that not all saturated fats are bad for you but ultimately, they do help build up plaque in the arteries which can lead to heart disease.

If you dig deeper into St-Onge's research, you'll find the study was done using "designer oil" containing 100 percent medium-chain triglycerides (or, MCT oil), while coconut oil contains just 13 percent to 15 percent. Coconut oil and olive oil are virtually the same when it comes to calorie content say experts. Past weight loss studies might be responsible.

In fact, they say, studies show that swapping saturated fat with polyunsaturated vegetable oil can reduce cardiovascular disease by about 30%.

So, no, coconut oil isn't better for your heart than other oils. Plus, coconut oil can still be an effective moisturizer or hair conditioner.

- Makeup remover: Apply coconut oil to a cloth or cotton ball, wipe off makeup and rinse off with warm water. Frank Sacks, lead author of the AHA report.

Related:

  • Mayweather says he accepted Mcgregor fight for the fans

    Mayweather says he accepted Mcgregor fight for the fans

    McGregor will make his professional boxing debut against Mayweather at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26 in a fight predicted to make millions.

    Pentagon: US shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time

    F-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian SU-22 after the Syrian plane bombed US -backed rebels in Raqqa Province, the Pentagon said . Despite the calls to stand down and the U.S. presence, the Syrian Su-22 jet dropped an unknown number of munitions on the SDF.

    Pakistan move closer to direct qualification for 2019 World Cup

    Pakistan beat three of the four top-ranked sides in the world en route to lifting their maiden Champions Trophy title this year. Lastly, with no Champions Trophy action, it would allow the ICC to continue accommodating the World Twenty20 every two years.
  • Game Sounds Off On Haters of Tupac Biopic

    Game Sounds Off On Haters of Tupac Biopic "All Eyez On Me"

    The cause of death was respiratory failure and cardiopulmonary arrest caused by multiple gunshot wounds. Among those detractors included 50 Cent and actress Jada Pinkett-Smith - a close friend of Shakur .
    Study Reveals

    Study Reveals "Staggering" Toll Of Guns On US Kids

    Now a new report gives the most complete picture yet of the grim toll gunfire takes on American children every year. Researchers looked at hospital reports and death certificates, as well as overall patterns and trends.
    Escaped Georgia inmates captured after crash, foot chase

    Escaped Georgia inmates captured after crash, foot chase

    Curtis Billue before they auto jacked a driver that happened to pull up behind the bus traveling on Highway 16 in Putnam county. Authorities say two escaped inmates from Georgia have been captured after a foot chase in Rutherford County Thursday evening.
  • Here's What an Amazon Exec Says About Apple's HomePod

    Here's What an Amazon Exec Says About Apple's HomePod

    Amazon recently added message and call options, so the speakers will likely be used even more for communication in the future. The HomePod is also tied in to the Apple Homekit , so you can talk to the speaker to interact with other HomeKit accessories.
    EQT buys Rice Energy to create shale gas drilling giant

    EQT buys Rice Energy to create shale gas drilling giant

    The Exploration and Production segment involves in the acquisition, exploration and development of natural gas, oil and NGLs. Russell Investments Group Ltd. bought a new position in shares of Rice Energy during the fourth quarter valued at $586,000.
    FTC seeks to block merger of FanDuel and DraftKings

    FTC seeks to block merger of FanDuel and DraftKings

    DraftKings , which was founded in 2012, is the now the largest in terms of entry fees and revenues. The daily fantasy industry has faced its fair share of obstacles the past two years.
  • Authorities: Teen slain after leaving mosque, man arrested

    Authorities: Teen slain after leaving mosque, man arrested

    Fairfax police said in a statement on Monday morning that they were not investigating the murder as a hate crime . An autopsy will be carried out to confirm the identity of the body and the exact cause and manner of death.

    Theresa May offers support package for London fire victims

    London police on Sunday released images taken within the tower, saying conditions inside verged on the "indescribable". At least 58 people are now missing and presumed dead in the Grenfell Tower fire , police have said.

    Brexit timetable and negotiation plan revealed

    In carefully choreographed talks that even saw the two men exchange mountaineering gifts, they agreed to discuss divorce issues before negotiations on a future trade deal can start.

Comments

Latest news

7 people injured after Myrtle Beach shooting on Ocean Boulevard
A security officer with a gun witnessed the incident and shot at the suspect, who then fled the scene with a carjacked vehicle. Hinson said one of his most popular past Facebook live moments was when he documented Hurricane Matthew from his truck.

England Under-21s passed test of nerve against Slovakia - Aidy Boothroyd
A win will guarantee a place in the semi-finals, while a draw might be good enough depending on other results. Redmond's superb solo goal demonstrated his fine dribbling skills, as well as his sharp shooting.

Darjeeling situation: Mamata Banerjee asks concerned parties to attend all-party meeting
The police rejected the allegation of firing by its personnel, and said one person was killed during the clashes. Ms Banerjee had said on Saturday, "I am ready to sacrifice my life, but I will not allow Bengal to be divided".

Mechanic on Va. shooter: 'There was so much anger'
Clair Chief Deputy Sheriff Richard Wagner told DailyMail.com that she was in tears ' and her life had been turned upside down. Three others, a GOP congressional aide, a United States capitol police officer and a lobbyist were also injured by gunfire.

Rosenstein: I Wouldn't Fire Mueller From Russia Probe Without 'Good Cause'
Sessions recused himself from investigations related to the Trump campaign in February, a move that also provoked Trump's ire. Criticism of Mueller, who is generally well regarded across both parties, has been building in conservative media for days.

Activist investor pushing for hotel, office conversion of Saks Fifth Avenue flagship
But it urges HBC to abandon attempts to buy additional retail brands, such as Neiman Marcus or Macy's. The letter highlights the substantial untapped real estate value embedded in the Company.

Hanson Say Justin Bieber's Music Is "Chlamydia of the Ear"
Hanson , who seemed amused throughout the interview by the fact most Koala's have chlamydia, then compared Bieber to one of the furry creatures.

Lawyer says Trump not under investigation
They're essentially engaging in a scorched earth litigation strategy that is beginning with trying to discredit the prosecutor. Sekulow , chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice , said the president was only referring to a news report .

Warriors celebrate NBA title with parade through Oakland
The brothers took turns climbing on top of a water cooler to see over the crowd and jumped with delight as Curry's bus went by. Golden State won the series in five games and Green displayed a shirt that said "Quickie" with the Quicken Loans symbol.

Celtics trade No. 1 overall draft pick to 76ers
The Celtics brought in Jayson Tatum for a work out as the team tries to decide between Tatum and Kansas product Josh Jackson . If the deal goes down, the first four spots in the draft order would exactly mirror the first-four order from a year ago .

Lobbyist shot is expected to make full recovery
Sava said he told Scalise's family that "I am not declaring victory until he's playing ball in his backyard with his family". Hodgkinson , was killed by police Wednesday after firing dozens of bullets during the congressional practice session.

Fleury among players exposed for Vegas NHL expansion draft
So now we are stuck waiting until the 21st until we find out if Marcus Kruger or Trevor van Riemsdyk are traded to Vegas. I'll look back on this someday and say, 'Those were the golden years'".

London tower fire: 79 now feared dead
London's mayor, Sadiq Khan , called the fire a "preventable accident," and blamed the government's lack of care towards the poor. A Book of Condolence for the victims of last week's fire at Grenfell Tower in London is to be opened at Belfast City Hall.

Virginia Governor Calls For Stricter Gun Controls After Shooting
Paul said, "I can tell you, that I think with absolute certainty, nobody would have survived without the Capitol Hill Police". Steve Scalise, R-La., and four others "is a reason why we need, quite frankly, and I'll say it, saner gun laws in America".

Trump calls House healthcare bill 'mean'
Trump had hailed the Republican-written House measure when it was passed on May 4 with an address in the White House Rose Garden. Now, Senate Democrats are again forcefully speaking out against their GOP colleagues' quiet drafting of a health care bill .

Other news