Not unlike lard, at room temperature Coconut oil is solid and that's due to its high sat-fat content. 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.
A Harvard professor is throwing cold water over coconut oil. It's "one of the worst foods you can eat". In fact, many so-called superfoods may not be all they're cracked up to be.
Its superfood status had already come under scrutiny past year when the American Heart Association (AHA) updated its guidelines, recommending people avoid the saturated fatty acids found in coconut oil.More news: Cotton Applauds Trump Administration’s Rollback of Obama Climate Rule
It's true that coconut oil is rich in medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are the most healthy type of saturated fat.
If you're cool enough to have friends, one of them has bound to sing the praises of coconut oil as a cure-all for everything from dry skin to weight gain.
"We are well and sufficiently supplied", she said.
The comment, which has garnered attention from social media users around the world, has brought up an age-old question on food with saturated fat: is it good for us? 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. The oil is rich in lauric acid, a fatty acid that the body processes slightly differently than it does other saturated fats. "What makes it of interest is the nature of fatty acids in coconut oil".More news: Asian Games: Flags rise again for swimming medalists after Sun's demand
In contrast, there are many studies showing that unsaturated fat, especially olive oil, may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. And, even more exciting, the positive effect still stands, regardless of whether saturated or unsaturated fatty acids are being consumed.
"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.
The proponents of coconut oil often point to the healthy lifestyles of indigenous populations in India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Polynesia, whose diets include large amounts of coconut. Each tablespoon of coconut oil provides 130 calories.More news: Danny Boyle exits Bond 25 due to 'creative differences'