Heart Healthy Foods You Should Eat 12
Day 12 of my Heart Healthy Foods Series- Coconut oil.
It’s high time that you start disregarding the ancient myth which suggests that all kinds of saturated fat cause atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases. A recent study has shown that consuming two to three tablespoons of coconut oil everyday can assist in lowering plaque buildup within the arteries. Researchers have also found that the medium chain triglycerides found in this oil assists in improving blood coagulation.
Coconut oil may also improve other risk factors and therefore protect against heart disease.
In one study in 40 women, coconut oil reduced Total and LDL cholesterol while increasing HDL compared to soybean oil. There are also rat studies showing that coconut oil reduces triglycerides, total and LDL cholesterol, increases HDL and improves blood coagulation factors and antioxidant status.