A lecture by a Harvard professor has turned the world of Keto dieters topsy-turvy. Now how is everyone going to make their fat-bombs?
Karin Michels, an adjunct professor at Harvard School of Public Health, gave a talk called Coconut Oil and Other Nutritional Errors. The talk was posted to YouTube in July and now has nearly 1 million views.
In the talk, which is in German, Michels repeatedly calls coconut oil "pure poison" and says:
I can only warn you urgently about coconut oil.This is one of the worst foods you can eat.
For those who don't speak German, Now This put together this recap.
Everything you know about coconut oil might be a lie https://t.co/4a7MklWrF8— NowThis (@NowThis)1534894380.0
Coconut oil is almost entirely made up of saturated fatty acids and has numerous health risks. https://t.co/BeFWUg5Gty— Newsweek (@Newsweek)1534941300.0
Although the media stories coming out are pretty scary, the people aren't convinced.
Oh? Pure poison you say? And I suppose I should eat more whole grains and fat-free foods amirite? Yeah, no thanks.… https://t.co/ltxPVbdSqV— Tyler Herek (@Tyler Herek)1534950930.0
Every argument I've seen against coconut oil is that it's high in saturated fat, which raises your total cholestero… https://t.co/IolditZzLW— Sam Hulick (@Sam Hulick)1534954519.0
The American Heart Association continues to warn people to avoid saturated fats, including coconut oil, to reduce t… https://t.co/OqoYAANneG— Chris Kresser (@Chris Kresser)1534264207.0
Step 1: claim coconut oil is poison & kill market Step 2: sell us some junk substitute Step 3: patent coconut oil… https://t.co/YeYHQ7hdTA— Smita Barooah (@Smita Barooah)1534957892.0
So they tryna tell us coconut oil is pure poison , but eat all the steroid injected cancer causing cows and dairy… https://t.co/bbuxkEhDe1— Bud Bundy (@Bud Bundy)1535002814.0
Now what are we going to do with all these fat bombs?
So what am i to do with my truckload of #coconutoil now Harvard https://t.co/8zVN6qWeVl— Ayo Milaje (@Ayo Milaje)1534935199.0
Some don't know what to believe anymore.
Coffee is good for you, coffee is bad for you. a glass of wine a day is ok, a glass a day is bad, chocolate will ma… https://t.co/Lc9UZdng2I— drex (@drex)1534877976.0
Many Asian and South Asian people may disagree.
@lifehacker People in Southern part of India used Coconut oil for generations as the main cooking oil. If it is bad… https://t.co/3BTgwO5wpd— VK (@VK)1534964450.0
If coconut oil is “ pure poison” then people in my hometown-Philippines should’ve died early coz they use coconuts… https://t.co/2ckM0QT1lb— joujou parker (@joujou parker)1534968433.0
Indian population need not get scared by these junk news These Harvard professors get $$$$ in instalments to push… https://t.co/c2Gv8zeP99— Shashikant Iyengar (@Shashikant Iyengar)1534907430.0
Right now Malayalees everywhere are busy, but we will get back to Harvard on this ridiculous coconut oil is poison claim.— Shruthi (@Shruthi)1534991594.0
#CoconutOil The average life expectancy at birth in Kerala, a largely Coconut Oil consuming state, is 74.9 years. T… https://t.co/uEOX9DtUKZ— Anand Narasimhan (@Anand Narasimhan)1535010003.0
If you are worried about using your coconut oil, save it for six months and a new study will come out. Then it will be healthy again.