Professor Harvard questions the presumed benefits of coconut oil for health and even calls it "pure poison" reported by The Independent, quoted by profit.bg. The statement was made by Dr. Karin Mitchell, professor at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, and director of the Institute for Prevention and Tumor Epidemiology at the University of Freiburg during a speech entitled "Coconut Oil and Other Nutritional Mistakes."
In a statement from the University of Freiburg, Dr. Mitchell that coconut oil is "one of the worst foods you can eat" because of the harmful effect that saturated fatty acids have on your body.
This contradicts the belief that coconut oil is beneficial to your health because it was recently welcomed as a "superfood" that can be used in the kitchen as a part of every dish.
Last year, the American Heart Association updated its guidelines for saturated fatty acids in coconut oil, advising people to replace saturated fat in their diet with unsaturated fats to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. late phase of your life.
According to Dr. Mitchells is coconut oil much more harmful than lard, because it mainly contains saturated fatty acids, according to Business Insider, quoted by The Independent.
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The British health department says that eating foods that contain saturated fatty acids can increase the risk of developing coronary heart disease as a result of an increase in the amount of bad cholesterol in the blood.
In addition to coconut oil, other foods with a lot of saturated fat contain cow butter, hard cheese, ghi, sausage and fat meat.
On the other hand, foods with a high unsaturated fat contain oily fish, nuts, seeds, vegetable oils and avocado.
The speech of Dr. Mitchell about the harmful effects of coconut oil has a strong resonance – thousands of health-conscious people comment online, leaving almost 800,000 views on YouTube.
Although Dr. Mitchell apparently strongly believes in the negative effects of coconut oil, health recommendations on the complete exclusion of saturated fats from your diet are less categorical.
Whether reducing fat intake as part of a healthy diet has long been a source of controversy, according to a study published last year in The Lancet, which states that after a low-fat diet, the risk of premature death.
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The British Foundation for Cardiovascular Disease states that more research is needed on different types of fatty acids, despite the fact that the recommendations are now to replace saturated fat where possible unsaturated fat.
Some people believe that coconut oil can be used to treat Alzheimer's disease, although the Alzheimer Society states that there is insufficient evidence to support these claims.
"Lately, everyone in the UK has been fond of coconut oil because of the immune-stimulating properties that help treat Alzheimer's," said Lily Sutter, a leading dietician in London, at The Independent.
"But we must not forget that coconut oil contains almost completely saturated fat and if consumed in combination with other foods of similar composition, this can lead to the recommended daily dose being exceeded, which is 20 grams per day for women and 30 grams. per day for men.
Suther, however, states that there is nothing wrong with consuming coconut oil if it is done moderately.
"The claim that a food product is a poison can be dangerous because it frightens food and it is important to remember that no food is inherently" good or bad, "she explains.
Many people, including celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, use coconut oil to prevent problems with teeth and oral cavity by a technique that coughs up 20 cents per day.