Think that coconut oil will be a big factor in your healthy lifestyle? Think again, if health expert Karin Michels is to be believed. The director at the Institute for Prevention and Tumor Epidemiology at the University of Freiburg has delivered a blazing 50-minute lecture, which has gone viral on YouTube, where she talks about why coconut oil is extremely unhealthy for people. The lecture was delivered under the title “Coconut Oil and Other Nutritional Errors”, where the lecturer clearly explained her dietary recommendations, while underlining the fact that coconut oil is not healthy.
The American Heart Association bears testimony to this fact, as it had last year updated its guidelines, asking people to avoid coconut oil, as it is the source of saturated fatty acids. Michels, however, went a step further in claiming that coconut oil is a pure poison, adding that it might be the worst thing for a person to consume. There has been no conclusive study showing the health benefits of coconut oil; conversely, the saturated fatty acids it contains can block the coronary arteries. Experts recommend the use of olive or rapeseed oil, as well as flaxseed oil, even though it cannot be used in cooking. Michels also denounced other supposed “superfoods” such as matcha, acai and chia seeds, claiming that more accessible foodstuffs such as cherries, carrot and apricot provide the same nutritive value. An American study has, however, concluded that people who consume food with saturated fatty acids are at no higher risk than those who avoid it. Whatever it is, it must be remembered that moderation is okay, as long as it does not transform to overindulgence.
Meanwhile, a 54-year old cricketer in England was in danger of succumbing to cardiac arrest, before team-mate Asad Khan came as the knight in shining armor and used CPR on his team-mate, which he had learned during a coaching course by the English Cricket Board. Wasim Lodgi is currently recovering at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Edgbaston, where he awaits a heart bypass operation. He was moved there from the University Hospital in Coventry, after the incident unfolded during a match between Peugeot CC and Pak Shaheen in the Warwickshire Cricket League. Asad is now exhorting others to learn first aid techniques and skills.