Harvard professor: Coconut oil is “pure poison”
Is coconut oil one of the worst foods you can eat? Is it even a “pure poison”?
That’s what Harvard professor Karin Michels claims in her July talk “Coconut oil and other nutritional errors”. It’s available in German on YouTube, and it has now passed 1 million views. It even ended up in the media this week:
Sky News: Coconut oil ‘pure poison’, says Harvard professor
USA Today: Coconut oil is ‘pure poison,’ Harvard professor says in talk on nutrition
The Guardian: Coconut oil is ‘pure poison’, says Harvard professor
So, what is so bad about coconut oil according to Dr. Michels? The answer: It contains about 86% saturated fat – about a third more than butter! 86% saturated fat? Catastrophic! If only saturated fat wasn’t bad for you… Oh, wait. Actually, modern science shows that it is not. And thus, since natural saturated fat is fine for your health, so is coconut oil!
Study after study has shown that saturated fat isn’t bad for you. Unfortunately, outdated advice based on old and disproven theories is still being believed, even by some professors at Harvard.
I recommend checking out the updated science on the topic… or just watch this short video, where some very clever medical doctors answer the question, is saturated fat bad?
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Inuits died at 30? No that was the average age. Many died at childbirth, babies included, and there were accidents , it was a dangerous environment....ice, cold water, polar bears, wallruss, extreme weather conditions, all that has nothing to do with saturated fats.
They ate the whole animal, organ meat as well, liver being the favorite part.....and guess what? Liver is THE storage organ for many important nutrients, (Google it).
They didnot have heart disease or diabetes2. Now they do, because they buy their junk in stores!
Look at the peoples of the “paradise” islands in the Pacific Ocean. Since they have harbours and airfields where western food is brought in....they are obese, have heart and kidney disease and diabetes2 aswell!
They did better on coconut oil, fish and some greens....
Dieticians are NoT educated about these issue's. I was suffering hypoxia from toxic fumes for 3 days. My body was like a piece of lead. There were 59 tradesmen on oxygen my last day of work. NoT one of us was sent to a Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber.
The palm oil is being exported to the U.S. for biofuel. Nothing to do with dietary palm oil: