Coconut oil is comprised of 82% saturated fat, compared with 63% for butter and 50% for beef fat.
The higher the percentage of saturated fat in a foodstuff, the greater it’s propensity to elevate bad ldl-cholesterol, resulting in a greater risk for the development of heart attack and stroke.
Solution- substitute olive oil and/or canola oil for coconut and other oils, eat red meat only on special occasions and avoid butter and margarines. Benecol (a plant-derived margarine) is a heart healthy exception.
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