Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Actually, Coconut Oil is Bad for You - Vogue Australia

Remember when literally everyone you know replaced coconut oil for just about every other oil they used? Remember when that person was you?

Yeah, us too.

Well, according to the American Heart Association (AHA), it isn’t quite the miracle oil we all came to know and love — at least when it comes to cooking.

Released on Thursday, the report says coconut oil increased the bad cholesterol in seven out of seven trials when used for cooking, prompting coco-lovers around the world to choke on their oil pulling.

As has long been common knowledge, saturated fat (which makes up 82 per cent of coconut oil’s composition) has been known to cause clogged arteries, and (as per the report) butter has only 62 per cent, making it a seemingly healthier option.

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