Coconut oil is poison
Dr. Karin Michels, who heads up the tumor research center in the University of Freiburg, made the statement in a 50-minute speak in Germany last month.
The movie, which has collected more than 400k hits since it was published on July 10, will add fuel to the fiery debate within the oil’s nutritional elements; many have turned into coconuts because of guilt-free fat, but the American Heart Association has urged consumers to limit their usage.
Coconut oil had a strange rise in popularity.
Cardiologists know well that it may be yummy and sumptuous, but these velvety qualities are no friend to your arteries.
Dr. Michels says it’s worse than lard (fat in the abdomen of a pig which was a hit at the 50s and is currently only found in our grandmothers’ pantries).
And a nationwide poll in 2016 discovered at least 70 percent of Americans considered olive oil to be more healthy – with many seeing it as one of the healthiest oils out there.
The ascent of coconut oil sales started in the early 2000s, on the heels of two research by Columbia University, which looked at medium-chain fatty acids, a type of fat present in coconuts.
After the findings emerged, it was gobbled up: could this product, that’s easy to integrate into everyday life, function as the Holy Grail of fat burning?
Consumers decided it could. The Revenue of coconut petroleum jelly.
The health care sector, however, was not converted – not even the author of the study, nutrition professor Marie-Pierre St-Onge, who explained in her research that, coconuts are just 14 percent medium-chain fatty acids. The research participants were fed 100 percent.