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 Post subject: Re: Coconut Oil
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:46 pm 
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There's an Omega 3 book (I forget the title now) but it's written by a man named Michael Crawford. That's got all the information you will need, worth hunting down.
Coconut oil is absolutely fine - and beneficial to health/fat loss when used in moderation.

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 Post subject: Re: Coconut Oil
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:46 pm 
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I guess it makes sense coco oil being better for you as its less processed but I'll have to test it. Since mid-november I'm trying no other oils but coco oil in my diet til xmas, then if I gain fat, (all other variables more or less constant), then I'll go back to canola (rapeseed). I'll let you know how I get on! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Coconut Oil
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:36 am 
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3 weeks in, eating no other oils but coconut oil and i've put on (unwanted) fat weight. I accept there are a billion other variables but i'll be sticking with getting my fats from limited canola oil and nuts and seeds from now :)

conclusion: canola>coconut oil (for me trying to a achieve a low body fat physique e.g. a muay thai fighter physique)


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carrot topless wrote:
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whats funny? trying to debate with science and i haven't been convinced otherwise. just trying out different things. be your own guinea pig, etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Coconut Oil
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If you know that you have gained bodyfat from the coconut oil, it's simply because you are eating too much of it.

After doing a lot of my own research on it and reading up a lot about it, I've been using it regularly for about a year. My energy and skin are both great, the dandruff I used to get has nearly gone and my bodyfat has decreased down to around 6-8%. It needs to be used in moderation for sure, but then again so does Canola oil; there's still better/healthier oils to be using than that IMO.

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 Post subject: Re: Coconut Oil
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Thank you Mini Forklift, appreciate the input. What are the better/healthier oils you're referring to?

Heres my (i)logic;
I understand many people see canola(rapeseed) oil as rancid, due to it processing (very high heating, denaturing the rapseseed), but it has higher omega 3 content than coconut oil. Whereas coconut oil is pressed (more natural processing), has MCT and is touted as good for weight loss but is high in artery-clogging saturated fat.

So today i did some research and figured that a better oil would be pressed (not destroyed in processing) and lower in saturated fats, which led me to think a high fat nut or fruit oil, would be best for cooking e.g. virgin macadamia oil or virgin avocado oil.

I'll admit, i dont fancy going back to canola now from what I've read but i don't want to clog my arteries up either with coconut oil. So does anyone use these, macadamia or avocado oil? Tim Ferris mentions macadamia oil in 4 hour body and avocado oil seems to have a better 'fats' profile than macadamia.


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 Post subject: Re: Coconut Oil
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This website is well recognised as being one of the leading authorities in health, take a read of this article when you have a spare 5mins...

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/10/22/coconut-oil-and-saturated-fats-can-make-you-healthy.aspx

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veganMT wrote:
3 weeks in, eating no other oils but coconut oil and i've put on (unwanted) fat weight. I accept there are a billion other variables but i'll be sticking with getting my fats from limited canola oil and nuts and seeds from now :)

conclusion: canola>coconut oil (for me trying to a achieve a low body fat physique e.g. a muay thai fighter physique)

I'm of the opinion that canola is one of the worst there is, any health benefits is purely down to clever marketing. Polyunsaturated fats are the worst oils to use for cooking because of the heat damage to them. I'll try and link to an article from the Mercola website that explains this better for you.

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veganMT wrote:
Thank you Mini Forklift, appreciate the input. What are the better/healthier oils you're referring to?

Here you go, scroll down to where it says, "Cooking with Tropical Oils – Your Healthiest Alternative"

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/10/30/rudi-moerck-on-cooking-oils.aspx

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 Post subject: Re: Coconut Oil
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veganMT wrote:
...i don't want to clog my arteries up either with coconut oil.

If you read through some of the links I posted up above, and maybe have a look around some of the other science-based sites you'll realise that coconut oil will actually do the opposite.

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