Sunday, October 23, 2016

COCONUT OIL is NOT SUPERFOOD you think it is!!!

Coconut oil is believed by many parents that it is good for boosting their kids' immunity, promote bowel movement & other health benefits. 

However, an article appeared on Straits Times dated 21 October 2016.

While coconut oil is a healthier alternative to butter or lard, it is not as good as unsaturated plant oils, such as canola oil.
"It would be dangerous, and rather silly, to replace your extra-virgin olive oil with coconut oil," said New Zealand Institute of Chemistry oils and fats specialist Laurence Eyres in an interview with The Washington Post earlier this month.
There is also no conclusive evidence that coconut oil aids weight loss, according to experts. It might even be counterproductive to consume large quantities of coconut oil in hopes of losing weight, as the oil is high in calories.
The same goes for the claims that coconut oil cures Alzheimer's disease or prevents diabetes, as there are limited studies to back these claims.
The bottom line? Coconut oil is not a miracle food. Use it as a replacement for butter and lard in cooking or baking, but for regular use, stick to olive, canola and other non-tropical oils.


For me, I personally don't consume coconut oil to promote health as: 

it's high in calories, just like other cooking oils. 

However, In terms of cooking, I am still using Cooking Oil, How to choose a healthier cooking oil?

Check Below: 

"Be A Wise Consumer"

Best Regards, 
Nutritional Immunology Consultant/ Entrepreneurial Mom
+65-9090 9942 

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