Why you should replace coconut oil with healthier fats

Oceane Deschanel
Junho 17, 2017

Some claim that the mixture of fats in coconut oil still make it a healthy option, but the AHA says there is no good-quality evidence for this. In seven controlled trials comparing coconut oil to other fats, the substance raised LDL, or bad cholesterol, in all seven.

Coconut oil, edible oil extracted from coconut meat, has become all the rage on food blogs and in healthy cookbooks that use it in recipes instead of traditional dairy fats and other oils high in cholesterol.

"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 advisory author Dr. That means not just cutting the bad fats - it also means adding the "good" fats, such as corn, soybean and peanut oil.

In 2016, it was reported that coconut oil was worth more than £14 million per year in sales to United Kingdom supermarkets, and had experienced a 112 per cent increase over the previous year.

Both of these diets consist mainly of fruits and vegetables, unsaturated vegetable oils, nuts, low-fat dairy and whole grains, as well as fish and poultry.

According to Public Health England, the average man shouldn't eat more than 30 grams (1 ounce) of saturated fat a day, and the average woman shouldn't eat more than 20 grams (0.7 ounces) of saturated fat a day. But according to a new analysis released by the AHA, it is no better for you than butter.

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They're typically solid at room temperature, such as is the case in butter in and coconut oil.

Additionally, the review found that observational studies indicated that reduced intake of saturated fat, together with a higher consumption of mono- and polyunsaturated fat, correlates with lower odds of developing CVD.

There are three types of fats: unsaturated, saturated, and trans. Fats are a slew of different molecules, and they are stacked in three prongs.

82 per cent of the fat in coconut oil is saturated, which is more than butter (63 per cent), beef fat (50 per cent) and pork lard (39 per cent).

High levels or LDL cholesterol in the blood have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.

It says people should limit how much saturated fat they eat, replacing some of it with unsaturated vegetable oils - olive oil and sunflower oil, and their spreads. Fats are essential for absorbing essential vitamins such as A, D, and E. Or you might even say to yourself, "Those coconut oil-huffing liberals are really getting what's coming to them!"

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