Coconut Oil Is Not As Healthy As Previously Assumed: What’s A Good Alternative?

coconut oil not as healthy as you think

It turns out that coconut oil is not that healthy after all. It’s never been that healthy to eat. The American Heart Association released the Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease Advisory showing that coconut oil increases the LDL or “bad” cholesterol. Researchers noticed that it’s just as unhealthy as other oils that are high in saturated fat such as butter, beef fat, and palm oil, reports USA Today. At least 82 percent of the fat in coconut oil is saturated fat, according to the data. That’s comparative to the 63 percent of fat found in butter, 50 percent of fat found in beef fat, and 39 percent found in pork lard.

“Because coconut oil increases LDL cholesterol, a cause of CVD [cardiovascular disease], and has no known offsetting favorable effects, we advise against the use of coconut oil,” the American Heart Association said in the Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease Advisory.

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