Coconut oil is 'pure poison,' says Harvard professor

A Harvard professor just busted the myth that coconut oil is good for you, calling it 'pure poison'

Is it healthy?"While coconut oil isn't a superfood, it isn't inherently problematic either", she told Global News. The 50-minute German-language talk, titled "Coconut Oil and Other Nutritional Errors", debunks the popular belief that the ingredient is a waistline-slimming, brain-boosting superfood.

"Coconut oil is pure poison", the professor claims, via Business Insider.

Michels went on to add that coconut oil was one of the worst foods you could eat.

Last year, the American Heart Association (AHA) updated its dietary guidelines, recommending people that they stay away from saturated fats, such as those found abundantly in coconut oil.

Karin Michels is the director of the Institute for Prevention and Tumor Epidemiology at the University of Freiburg and a professor of the department of epidemiology at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. However, most of the commercially available oil has a 13 to 14 percent MCT content, which means you'd have to eat 150 grams, or 10 tablespoons, of coconut oil a day to reap the benefits. "You can identify fats that contain large quantities of saturated fatty acids by checking to see whether they remain solid at room temperature, as is the case with butter or lard", the site notes. If you do plan on using it in your cooking, make sure you approach coconut oil with strict moderation (as you should other saturated fats) because we know sometimes the bad stuff just tastes so good. If you're looking for a healthy alternative for your heart, we are going to have to recommend the old favorite extra virgin olive oil.

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"We are well and sufficiently supplied", she said.

"We want to set the record straight on why well-conducted scientific research overwhelmingly supports limiting saturated fat in the diet to prevent diseases of the heart and blood vessels", lead author Dr. Notice that coconut oil is not included in the list of fats that are the smartest, healthiest options.

According to Michels, coconut oil is more risky than lard because it nearly exclusively contains saturated fatty acids, the kind that can clog the coronary arteries. Studies show that coconut oil is the second most absorbent oil (behind olive) for lipid penetration within the epidermis.

Another study using data from 135,000 people in 18 countries and published in The Lancet, found that high fat and low carbohydrate consumption were associated with a 23% lower risk of death.

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