Coconut WaterTalking about coconut water, it’s a rich and natural source of all electrolytes. It can be use in place of those sports energy drinks which are not only rich in sugar but also in other chemical ingredients.
Coconut FlourYou can make gluten free coconut flour from the pulp, which boast a low glycemic index and high fiber content, ideal for people with gluten- intolerance. Coconut oil, extracted from the pulp of its fruit is one of the most versatile foods on the planet. That’s why people called it “Super Food”. Its uses are unlimited and can extend to be a form of natural medicine, for natural beauty treatment and much more.
Traditional Uses of Coconut OilTraditionally, “the miracle oil” has innumerable uses because of its countless benefits. It is rich in saturated fat, its very stable fat that can be used for high heat cooking and baking. Apart from cooking, it’s a good moisturizer for your skin and hair. Because of its antifungal and antiviral property you can fearlessly used it for conditions like eczema, acne, athletes’ foot. If you feel unnecessary hunger craves, then it can be the best option for you, it turns off hunger cues that causes you overweight. It’s a super food. Right?
The Controversy!!!Recently a Professor from Harvard University just revealed that coconut oil is a pure poison and is one of the worst foods that you eat. Her claim has started a long debate about the benefits of this “one for all” product. Her lecture, “Coconut Oil and other nutritional Error” was widely viewed on YouTube, and gets more than one million views within a month.
Meet the Culprit.. The Saturated Fats!!Dr. Karin Michels said that this oil contains high amount of saturated fats (more than 80% fat). This high amount of saturated fat is even more damaging than beef dripping and lard.
She expresses her concern for its tendency to raise level of LDL cholesterol in blood, which can causes coronary heart diseases.
People Were Not Ready To Accept This StatementPeople from other regions of the world especially south India, where coconut oil is a staple kitchen ingredient clearly opposed her claim about benefits of cooking oil. Thousands of people have tweeted against her research claims;
If coconut oil is “ pure poison” then people in my hometown-Philippines should’ve died early coz they use coconuts and coconut oil everyday on every dish until now.. people there live long in their 100’s.. my grand parents both 101 yrs old.. still strong!— joujou parker (@jo1Ph) August 22, 2018
To anyone waking up to the ridiculous article on @SkyNews this morning; COCONUT OIL IS NOT POISON!! This is a riduculous, biased and unhelpful statement set to confuse the general public. The only way coconut oil will kill you is if you drown in it!! #coconutoil #health #facts— Craig Washington PT (@CWashingtonPT) August 22, 2018
Conversely, Walter C. Willett, a doctor at Harvard School of public health, published in university’s newsletter;
I will not allow this #coconutoil slander to go on unchecked! Wypipo just wanting us to stay cracking like they're. Our oil will stay ate and even if we die, guess whose coarpse won't be ashy? That's right— #Changing Africa (@AfriqueMelanin) August 21, 2018
“But what’s interesting about coconut oil is that it also gives “good” HDL cholesterol a boost. Fat in the diet, whether it’s saturated or unsaturated, tends to nudge HDL levels up, but coconut oil seems to be especially potent at doing so. Coconut is a wonderful flavor and there’s no problem using coconut oil occasionally”Wrapping up, nothing is as bad as it is assumed. Though we respect efforts and research of Dr. “Karin, but it will be totally wrong if we agree with her statement that “coconut oil is pure poison”. Yes, it can be harmful for those who are at risk of cardiovascular diseases. In this reference even though basil seed are called miracle seeds, they have been called dangerous too! Well, it’s more important to focus on your overall dietary picture. Remember to consume saturated fats as per the limits set by the AHA that is;20 g/day for women and 30 g/day for men.