Those opposed - The naysayers
On the other hand, The American Heart Association (AHA) strongly recommends staying away from coconut oil because of its high content of saturated fats. Saturated fats are known to increase cholesterol levels and the increase risk of heart disease and stroke. Coconut oil has over 85% saturated fat, the maximum amongst all fats and oils.
The AHA site states, “You should replace foods high in saturated fats with foods high in monounsaturated and/or polyunsaturated fats. This means eating foods made with liquid vegetable oil but not tropical oils.”
The USFDA has informed consumers to avoid coconut oil, a saturated fat.
The Mayo clinic too lists coconut oil under fats to be limited.
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