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Coconut Oil Is Not the Problem, the American Diet Is

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Originally Posted on  The Ayurveda Experience

Coconut oil just got a caustic write-up online by the American Heart Association. Hopefully their “heart” was in the right place, but the study seems overarching and presumptuous because it presumes all saturated fat to be the same and that it alone, is the root cause of most heart disease.

They recommend we stick with polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats. These include the Omega Fatty Acids as well as many nut based oils like cashew, sunflower, olive and avocado. These fats have been found by the AMA to decrease “bad cholesterol” and increase “good cholesterol.”

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