Coconut Oil vs Olive Oil
A lead researcher, Laurence Eyres, chairman of the Oils & Fats Specialist Group at the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry discusses a study that found that coconut oil, which is 92 per cent saturated fat, raises LDL (bad) cholesterol less than butter does, but significantly more than unsaturated plant oils do.
So when it comes to heart health, Eyres puts it plainly: "It would be dangerous, and rather silly, to replace your extra-virgin olive oil with coconut oil." There - that question is answered. But there are plenty of details and nuances where that came from, so read on.
Read the full article here and there is a good video too!
- Foodiesnz Admin