Many people claim that coconut oil is healthy for you or even a so called ‘super food’. However, did you know that it has health risks associated with it?
This week’s video talks about it in detail:
There is a very strong case against consuming oils of any kind, including coconut oil.
Coconut oil is an unhealthy junk food
When you extract and so fragment nutrients, vitamins, minerals, protein, fat, carbohydrates and fiber then you simply create a junk food, just like refined sugar.
Yes, some people will try and convince you that coconut oil is good for you.
But if you grasp the understanding that any fragmented/processed food cannot be good for your health, then the eating of whole foods in their place is really a no brainer.
A study published in 2011 (1) actually found that the consumption of coconut oil did in fact significantly raise LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) levels.
The fatty acids known as palmitic, myristic and lauric are found in both coconut meat and coconut oil and are known to also increase LDL cholesterol levels.
This is the opposite of what you want if you desire healthy arteries and a healthy heart.
Another older study looked at the effects of a high fat meal with the fat used being coconut oil.
They found that it dramatically decreased endothelial function and impaired the antioxidant capacity of HDL cholesterol for at least 6 hours after consumption. (2)
This means that the person consuming such a meal, if done on a regular basis, would be increasing their risk of suffering from a stroke or heart attack.
Coconut oil vs coconut flesh
1 tablespoon of coconut oil, which weighs about 13g, contains approximately 113 calories and is 100% fat.
You get 46 calories from 13g of coconut flesh so less than half of what you get from the oil.
You also get all the other nutrients in the coconut flesh, like the minerals, fiber and protein, which are nonexistent in the coconut oil.
So the key here is to get all your dietary fats from whole foods and never processed foods, with oils included in this group.
The majority of your calories need to come from healthy whole food carbohydrates that are as much raw as possible.
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