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Coconut oil is useful. If eaten and used properly But in terms of helping to reduce blood fats Can it really help?
Coconut oil is an oil obtained by extracting the oil from the pulp of the coconut. The coconut oil products that are sold in the market and are currently receiving attention are Virgin Coconut Oil or cold pressed coconut oil.
The main active ingredient of coconut oil.
Dr. Witawat Naewwong, Chulalongkorn Hospital, Thai Red Cross Society stated that coconut oil contains 90% saturated fat, which is a very bad type of fat that should be eaten in limited quantities. It should not exceed 7 percent of the total daily energy.
Lauric acid is a fatty molecule in coconut oil. There is no evidence that it is better metabolized or less stored in adipose tissue than other fats.
Study results of coconut oil
When comparing the health effects of coconut oil with other oils such as soybean oil, olive oil and safflower oil, it was found that
Coconut oil increases LDL-C cholesterol by about 10 mg / dL.
Coconut oil increases the HDL-C type of good fat by about 4 mg / dL.
Coconut oil does not alter body weight and BMI.
Elevated bad cholesterol (LDL-C) may increase the likelihood of cardiovascular disease.
Therefore, the consumption of coconut oil. Therefore does not help reduce blood fat As understood in any way In addition, the consumption of inappropriate amounts. Or consuming more than necessary It may also increase the LDL-C bad fat in the body and increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Advice from a doctor
Should not eat coconut oil to control weight. Or to reduce blood fats But should control diet and exercise Including taking drugs to reduce blood fat in the blood that doctors prescribe regularly