Harvard professor calls coconut oil "Pure Poison", but is it really?

Coconut oil ‘pure poison,’ says Harvard professor

Coconut oil ‘pure poison,’ says Harvard professor Karin Michels said the product is one of the worst foods you can eat

Karin Michels, an epidemiologist at Harvard's TH Chan School of Public Health, poured scorn on the superfood movement and singled out the fad for coconut oil in particular. AHA revised the guidelines for recommended oil previous year and suggested that the users refrain from consumption of saturated fatty acids contained in high amount in coconut oil.

The professor kept on calling the oil posion at least three times in her entire lecture and since then the video of her talk has gone viral.

If you're anything like us you've been slathering coconut oil pretty much everywhere recently.

The reason for this is the fact that coconut oil contains a high content of saturated fat. Michels went a step ahead and declared coconut oil being pure poison.

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The American Heart Association previously noted that coconut oil was full of saturated fats and advised against its use.

"Saturated fat raises the LDL or the "bad" cholesterol so coconut oil is going to have that same effect as butter and beef fat", she said.

Live Science reports that AHA recommends keeping daily saturated fat intake at 5 to 6 percent, which translates to 13 grams in a 2,000-calorie diet.

Despite the huge popularity of coconut oil and many praises it's received from healthy-eating advocates, a Harvard professor's scathing criticism of the trend has stirred up a flurry of debate and conversation. As CNN reports, almost three-quarters of Americans believe coconut oil to be healthful.

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The AHA says those are false: it's not been proven, and coconut oil is worse with 82 percent saturated fat than butter at 63 percent. The AHA claimed that it can contribute to higher risk of heart diseases as it is full of saturated fat. Coconut oil could also be confused with other coconut-based products.

It has proved to be hard to rank all the different types of oil. "Partly because there are many forms of HDL which have different health consequences. which has made the water murky".

Research has found a mixed bag when it comes to saturated fats, and coconut oil in particular.

"It tastes good and I don't mind foods that taste good but I wouldn't purposely use coconut oil because it's a good for me", he said.

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In small amounts, however, coconut oil can have a place in one's diet.

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