Apparently coconut oil is bad for you and everything that we know in this world is a lie
It’s 90 per cent saturated fat what’s the point in anything anymore
OK, obviously we’ve all at one point or another called coconut oil a magical miracle cure, because 1) we’re basic and 2) it kind of is. It pulls gross stuff from your teeth, it moisturises your skin, it helps rehydrate your hair and supposedly makes your food healthier.
Apparently it doesn’t actually do the last one though. In fact, coconut oil has twice as much “bad fat” as lard – it’s 90 per cent saturated fat compared to 40 per cent in lard and 64 per cent in butter. And now health experts are warning that if we continue with the coconut oil craze it could be disastrous for our cholesterol.
Charity Heart UK have said they’ve experienced an “abnormally high” number of people calling their helpline and blame that on coconut oil. Linda Main, a dietetic adviser for the charity told The Sun: “Coconut oil is a heart attack in the making. People are being duped by health claims about the oil.”
Speaking about the unhealthy-healthy oil Haleh Moravej, a Senior Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences at Manchester Metropolitan University told the Express: “It’s useful to remember coconut oil has the same calories as all other fats, about 120 calories per tablespoon.”
“Every year we have a new trendy ‘superfood’ that is promoted heavily on the internet and TV talk shows and coconut oil, and all things coconut, seem to have gone through a dramatic transformation from dietary villa to superhero without good enough scientific evidence.”
She added: “The claims are around antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral properties that could also, in theory, combat HIV, clear up acne and speed up human metabolism.
“There are a number of claims that coconut oil may have health benefits, but there is no concrete and good quality scientific data and much evidence yet to support this. Most of the hype comes from unreliable and misleading marketing campaigns, which seems to be from websites that sell coconut products.”