Coconut oil, pure poison. This is what the warning from Karin Michels, director of the Institute for Cancer Prevention and Epidemiology at the University of Freiburg and professor at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, goes something like this.Don't store avocado like this: it's dangerous
Coconut oil, pure poison. This is something like the warning from Karin Michels, director of the Institute for Cancer Prevention and Epidemiology at the University of Freiburg and professor at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.
During a 50-minute class entitled "Coconut Oil and Other Nutritional Mistakes" and posted on YouTube, prof. Michels made her concerns about coconut oil in the diet very clear.
Its superfood status had already been reviewed last year, after the American Heart Association (AHA) updated its guidelines, who recommended avoiding the saturated fatty acids found in coconut oil.
Coconut oil is pure poison
Michels went further by considering coconut oil a real thing poison, "One of the worst foods you can eat". Clearly the indications do not concern the use for aesthetics but for food.
According to prof. there are no studies showing the significant health benefits of consuming coconut oil. The latter would be even more dangerous than lard because it contains almost exclusively saturated fatty acids, enemies of the coronary arteries.
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Most international dietary guidelines recommend using saturated fats in moderation. Coconut oil, added to our diet, would only increase the intake of unhealthy fats. But not everyone agrees on this point. There are those who believe that it is even able to keep cholesterol at bay.
As in everything, if you really can't do without it, the password remains one: moderation.
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