coconut Oil

Ignore the Haters - Coconut Oil is Good For You

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Recently, the American Heart Association (AHA) published an online circulation leading people to believe that coconut oil is unhealthy. A surprise to many, an overwhelming amount of articles have been published shaming the previously glorified tropical product. But don’t go believing the hype just yet. Hear us out before you panic. 

In this new existing data the AHA reiterated that saturated fats, which coconut oil contains, are bad. They suggest that individuals replace the saturated fats in their diet with unsaturated fats to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. However, the research doesn’t state that consuming saturated fats will increase your risk of disease. In fact, there’s not any data out there that’s strong enough to prove a connection between saturated fats and cardiovascular disease. Period. 

There are definitely proven benefits to coconut oil consumption: it’s shown to promote weight loss, it’s said to be a great anti-inflammatory and it’s been found to have anti-viral properties - just to name a few. But if you’re still worried about consumption, don’t go clearing out your cabinets just yet. Coconut oil is said to be a great body moisturizer, makeup remover and teeth whitener, so you can still put it to good use.