So, new recommendations released by the American Heart Association (AHA) advises against consuming coconut oil.
I know, I know. Don’t panic just yet!
The report states that coconut oil is a saturated fat (which we know because it is solid at room temperature) that increases bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol)…not ideal.
However, I still prefer using coconut oil over butter and most likely will continue to do so…moderately, of course. Being from the Caribbean, the flavor reminds me of home, so I can’t let it go all the way. 🙂 But if you’re choosing between oils, olive oil is best.
And I’ll say it again – don’t overdo anything just because you’ve been told it’s healthy.
Also, be sure to limit your saturated fat intake to less than 10% of your total calories. If you have high cholesterol, your saturated fat intake should be 5-6% of your total daily calories as recommended by the AHA.
AGAIN, moderation is always key with everything that you consume!