In the recent past, many health experts have touted coconut oil as a healthy alternative to other types of fats. Yet despite an array of studies highlighting the health benefits of this oil, the American Heart Association recently released news that coconut oil may not be as healthy as some experts are suggesting.
Coconut oil contains high levels of saturated fat. And while some experts argue that the type of saturated fats in coconut oil is healthy for the body, the AHA doesn’t agree.
Coconut Oil contains loads or saturated fats: In the study, the AHA lists coconut oil alongside butter and lard as leading sources of saturated fat in the human diet with 82 grams of saturated fat per 100 grams of oil. That means that 83 percent of the fats in coconut oil are saturated fats.
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