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Let's Be Clear About Coconut Oil ...

June 21, 2017

 

The American Heart Association (AHA) released a report warning against the use of coconut oil. The author of the study says he has no idea why people ever thought it was healthy, especially since “it’s almost 100% fat."

To be clear -- saturated fat and cholesterol do not explicitly cause heart disease.  It's a fallacy so many of us have been brainwashed by government agencies and media to believe.  Start NOT believing this immediately, please.  Be informed. 

Low cholesterol levels don’t necessarily equal healthy levels.  It’s about balance, you need your good cholesterol and your bad cholesterol in balance or the whole system is off.  If your cholesterol is imbalanced, there’s a chance you will get heart disease.  Dr. Axe discusses a better understanding of good versus bad cholesterol in his article referenced below in Other Sources.

The Wellness Way, a team of doctors I trust, posted this:

"Coconut oil is packed full of saturated fat, which is why we love it! Eating saturated fat will raise your cholesterol levels and LDL. We don’t at all disagree with that. However, to say that eating saturated fats is the reason for the rise in cholesterol and therefore cardiovascular disease just isn’t true.  Cholesterol is a vital substance in our body that is key in a number of functions, including:

  • providing strength and flexibility to our cells

  • allowing for optimal memory and brain function

  • supporting the gall bladder in digestion

  • and perhaps most importantly… is a precursor for your sex hormones!


This is just to name a few of the key roles cholesterol plays in the body. Eating saturated f