Friday, August 26, 2011
Consuming large amounts of coconut oil can turn out harmful for health, suggest experts. This warning came after the statement by Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr, who said her beautiful skin, glossy hair and neat figure were the resultant of consuming high-fat oil.
In her interview with Australia's Cosmopolitan magazine, Kerr said she has been using the coconut oil since her teenage days.
"I will not go a day without coconut oil. I personally take four tablespoons per day, either on my salads, in my cooking or in my cups of green tea", Kerr said.
However, the experts have warned that this oil which contains saturated fat with high calories along with vitamins and minerals should not be taken in large quantity.
According to the World Health Organization, the large consumption of the oil could lead the way to the risk of coronary heart diseases.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Nutrition Clinic Director Keith Ayoob said that as Kerr has notified that she consumes four tablespoons of coconut oil every day, which combines nearly 460 calories, it was too much for a normal consumption.
He said Kerr has been consuming two and a half times more oil than a physician would recommend to a person consuming around 2,000 calories per day.source