DALLAS -- Attention those who believe any health claim they see on the internet! NewsFix and the American Heart Association are here to crack the shell on a nutty myth.
You may be one of those people who have been enduring the strange, tropical aftertaste of coconut oil in your morning omelette or chicken dinner just because articles everywhere claimed it was healthy.
Well, you can finally go back to olive oil or even butter!
According to the American Heart Association, coconut oil is not as healthy as everyone has been hyping it up to be. As a matter of fact, it isn't even healthy.
The tropical drupe oil has been trending for years now after many sources have claimed it helps with weight loss, bettering one's metabolism and improving one's cholesterol.
Get this; its effects are pretty much the opposite.
"coconut oils increases LDL cholesterol, a cause of CDV (cardiovascular disease). We advise against the use of coconut oil," the AHA said
The Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory reports 82 percent of the fat in coconut oil is saturated, which is way more than butter, beef fat or pork lard—yikes! Sorry to break the news to anyone who's been living a lie for the past few years.
But, don't say we didn't try to warn ya'.
Back in 2013, NewsFix did a story debunking the many "coo-coo-nut" health benefit claims!
"If there was a can of lard in front of me and someone told me this will help you to lose weight, I'm not sure I can necessarily believe that," one doctor we interviewed said:
Hate to say we told you so!
Keep rubbing that coconut oil lotion on your body and stop rubbing it on your food!