Coconut Oil Is Called “Pure Poison” And WHAT!!!!

Coconut oil is called pure poison and people had alot to say!
Coconut oil is being used for thousands of years. Among tropical culture, its tree is called “tree of life” as each and every part of tree is being consumed in traditional food and medicine. It is like a huge medicine cabinet.
Coconut oil, coconut water, and coconut flour are widely consumed all across the world.
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Coconut Water

Talking 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 oil, coconut water, and coconut flour are widely consumed all across the world.
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Coconut Flour

You 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, coconut water, and coconut flour are widely consumed all across the world.
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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 Oil

Traditionally, “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.
Coconut oil, coconut water, and coconut flour are widely consumed all across the world.
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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 Statement

People 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; Conversely, Walter C. Willett, a doctor at Harvard School of public health, published in university’s newsletter;
“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.