Much research has gone into the link between different types of fat and heart health. The results of this research show that saturated fats aren’t good for the heart and result in poorer health than regular consumption of unsaturated fats. A study was done to see if coconut oil was any better than olive oil when it comes o health. After all, one hears a lot about coconut oil in the media and some claim that it contains phytochemicals that are of great benefit. The results are in and olive oil, especially extra-virgin olive oil, still claims the top spot of best oil for the heart. Just one tablespoon of coconut oil has about the daily limit for saturated fat. Any other benefits seem to be far outweighed by this simple fact. People who are health-conscious need to stick with olive oil.
- Olive oil, a monounsaturated fat, is a better choice for healthy eating.
- Coconut oil contains about six times the amount of saturated fat as olive oil.
- Benefits of antioxidants in coconut oil are outweighed by the negative saturated fat effects.
“.High saturated fat intake has been tied to increased levels of LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol, which raises the risk of heart disease.”
Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/22/well/eat/is-it-better-to-cook-with-coconut-oil-or-olive-oil.html?partner=rss&emc=rss