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Hello, I can see a lot of you use coconut oil. It is rich in saturated fat. I thought this was bad for the arteries. I know hard fat increases inflammation in the joints, so how can this be good for you?:confused:
11-03-2007, 12:13 PM
As a matter of fact, coconut oil is magically good for you! But you gotta get the right grade- raw of course. Because it has it's natural enzymes, lipase, intact, it does medicinal wonders for your body. It's in no way detrimental. Of the dozens and dozens of people I've heard talk about it's effect, the only complaint I've ever heard is some don't like the taste. I love the taste so much that I eat it plain off of a spoon. The lipase enzymes will activate all of the hardened dead fat in your body and move it out. It's actually a good way to implement some weight loss. And as far as joints go, it will impact them with quality lubrication. I'm on a tight budget but this luxury fat is a must-have in my diet.
11-03-2007, 12:21 PM
I would recommend the book "THe Miracle of Coconut Oil" It details many misconceptions in the "health" field and has some great info.
11-03-2007, 12:32 PM
There are 2 kinds of saturated fats- long chain & medium chain. Ltc's are associated with "bad" cholesterol ( tho even "bad" cholesterol is simply your body's effort to protect arteries from acidosis which WE create). Medium chain saturates or triglycerides, like in coconut oil, are easily digested, don't clog arteries and provide energy. And coconut oil is the only oil that doesn't become toxic when it's heated ( I know, moot point if we're talking raw :) ).
But the thing is, from what I understand, we should really keep the percentage of fat in our diet to 10-15%. That's not for any weight issues but because anything over that starts wreaking havoc with all the body operations from digestion to nutrient absorption.
I'm sorry, what was your question :) ?
Thanks to you all.
Stina, you make me feel as if I should start eating it straight away.
justinesmith, thanks for the info about the book. I will read it.
imshashi, Thanks for the info. I never knew about the science about saturated fat. I will look into it. The recipes I have looked at on this site sound so mouthwatering and it would be a shame not to try them. I have Rheumatoid arthritis and so I have to be careful about foods which cause inflammation. I feel a little more hopeful. I hate being this cauthious. First, my heart says "YES I WILL DO THIS OR THAT", Then my body says, think about it first. research it and then decide. The only problem is I have had this confict in me for three years and my body has still gotten worse and more disabled. Time to bite the bullet and go for it. Here is the good thing, On a limited income, and one wants to go raw and the other wants cooked, it is difficult to afford tobuy two lots of food. (so to speak). But the other day, out of the blue, my husband Bob said that he thinks cooked food tastes washed out and that he feels all the nourishment is destroyed. :p :) ;) so now he is willing to 'dip his toe in the water'. He has a sweet tooth and that is why I was looking at the cakes and desserts. Say a prayer for us to succeed. I'll let you know how we get on.
11-04-2007, 08:29 AM
Wow! I didn't know all that stuff about coconut oil Stina - thanks for the info. I have to get some now :)
11-04-2007, 09:39 AM
I am one of those people that cannot stand the taste of coconut oil straight off the spoon. However, because of the AMAZING benefits, I find ways to incorporate it into my diet (i.e. smoothies, mixed with cacao, etc).
I, too, was a bit hesitant because of the amount of saturated fat. However, after doing a lot of research, I decided that coconut oill was/is a must.
11-04-2007, 10:14 AM
You can find out more about coconut oil here:
Coconut Oil & Virgin Coconut Oil Support Forum (http://curezone.com/forums/f.asp?f=299)
It's good for the skin and getting rid of candida.
11-04-2007, 10:57 AM
i enjoy eating it, putting in my hair and all over my skin, even on the face. it's awesome stuff.
I have looked up online all the info about fats andI was amazed at the stuff I was reading. I thought fat was fat and oil was oil. When you get into the science bit, it is very reassuring. I am going to order 2 lbs. of unrefined coconut oil from an ebay shop called Mother Natures Goodies. I can't wait to try it. I am hoping it will boost my immune system and help me lose this lard I carry around my middle:D :o Thanks for all the info. I really appreciate it.
God bless you all and your families
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