In the last years, coconut oil has become a total hit. Thanks to advertising and the articles, the sales of this oil in the western counties rose drastically.

Coconut Oil

This happens because it is believed that this oil has healing properties. However, is everything they say true and are the facts about this oil relevant?

Besides olive and linseed oil, coconut oil is one of the most popular oils among buyers all over the world. It is believed that coconut oil has the ability to rejuvenate the skin, keep you slim, strengthen the immune system, prevent the appearance of various heart problems, including high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, prevents the growth of bacteria, strengthens the bones and many other amazing abilities.

According to statistics, the sell of coconut oil in the USA has risen by 31% in the last year, when compared to the previous year.

However, experts from Berkley have analyzed some studies and claims connected to coconut oil. Don’t believe the claims that coconut oil will make you slimmer and healthier and that it will help you overcome some chronic disease.

According to the experts of oils and fats, moderate consumption of coconut oil is acceptable, but it cannot cure everything. It is not a miraculous oil.

It is healthier than refined oil, but not healthier than olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil cannot be replaced with coconut oil.

Besides this, coconut oil is loaded with fats and consuming large quantities of this oil can increase the cholesterol levels and harm the heart. This depends on the amounts of oil that are consumed, the rest of the foods you eat, your lifestyle and your health condition in general.