Coconut Cooking Oil (not VCO)?
Hello, I want to ask, is coconut cooking oil good for health? And which is healthier when compared to palm cooking oil? Because I heard, the saturated oil content in coconut oil is very high, which can be a risk of heart attack. Please explain, thank you ,.
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Coconut cooking oil and palm cooking oil are two of the many types of cooking oil on the market. Basically all cooking oil is good while clear, does not smell rancid and consumed properly.
All cooking oils both contain fatty acids, both saturated or unsaturated (both single chain or plural chains). However, the levels contained therein vary. Like the highest saturated fatty acids found in coconut oil. These saturated fatty acids cause increased levels of bad fats in the blood. High levels of bad fats in the blood will increase a person's risk of heart disease. However, VCO coconut oil contains nutrients that can increase levels of good fats in the blood and contain antioxidants. Of course this is needed to reduce the risk of someone experiencing heart disease.
While palm cooking oil also contains saturated fatty acids, although not as high as coconut oil. However, it can still increase levels of bad fats in the blood. Similar to coconut cooking oil, palm cooking oil contains oleic and linoleic acids which are classified as unsaturated fatty acids, as well as vitamins A and E as antioxidants. Vitamin E in palm oil consists of daritocotrienol, which functions to prevent the action of cholesterol-forming enzymes.
In addition, coconut cooking oil contains plural unsaturated fatty acids, so it is more likely to be stable in high heaters. This is what makes nutritionists at the hospital prefer to use coconut cooking oil because it is more stable even up to 6 times the frying pan.
However, again, there are no studies that recommend coconut cooking oil for routine use. This is because of its processing which causes coconut oil to lose antioxidants and other substances that the body needs. In addition, many coconut cooking oils processed by home industries do not meet the standards.
So, there is no type of cooking oil that can be said to be superior in any case compared to other types of cooking oil. So that the selection of the best cooking oil for body health is done by paying attention to the clarity and smell of cooking oil. And do not consume too much. And balance it by doing other healthy lifestyles, namely exercising, getting enough sleep and managing stress wisely. If you have certain health conditions, you should consult with a doctor first before deciding what kind of cooking oil to use.
Thus hopefully useful.