We often don't realize the benefits of different oils and are quite confused about dietary fat & its effects. And, one of the most controversial oils is the Coconut oil.
Recently, coconut received a bad rap when a Harvard expert called it "pure poison" owing to its highly saturated fat content. Let's dig deeper and find out.
The fresh kernel has considerable amount of fibre, most of which is insoluble. Coconut oil is obtained by pressing white 'meat'. Saturated fatty acids consist most of the fatty acids (90%) in coconut, which is higher than butter or beef fat or lard.
One would be tempted to exclude coconut oil or even coconut from the diet, because it has an undesirable effect in terms of raising LDL cholesterol. However, we have already discussed in our previous articles about types of saturated fats and how they affect blood lipids in the presence of carbohydrates.
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