How You Really Should Be Using Coconut Oil

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    Apr 21, 2017 1:41 PM GMT
    Seems it's good for hair and skin, not so good for eating in volume. That's due to its very high saturated fat content (90%), that increases LDL (bad) cholesterol. I complain about here-today, gone-tomorrow nutritional advice, but LDL cholesterol avoidance does seem to be one one constant that's gonna be around for a while.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/better/wellness/should-you-really-be-putting-coconut-oil-everything-n748526

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    Apr 21, 2017 2:46 PM GMT
    The saturated fat myth was busted years ago. The only people that are obese with heart disease and high blood pressure are the peeps that still believe in low fat diets.

    quote][cite]art_deco said[/cite]Seems it's good for hair and skin, not so good for eating in volume. That's due to its very high saturated fat content (90%), that increases LDL (bad) cholesterol. I complain about here-doay, gone-tomorrow nutritional advice, but LDL cholesterol avoidance does seem to be one one constant that's gonna be around for a while.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/better/wellness/should-you-really-be-putting-coconut-oil-everything-n748526

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    Apr 21, 2017 3:37 PM GMT
    Alpha13 said
    The saturated fat myth was busted years ago. The only people that are obese with heart disease and high blood pressure are the peeps that still believe in low fat diets.

    quote][cite]art_deco said[/cite]Seems it's good for hair and skin, not so good for eating in volume. That's due to its very high saturated fat content (90%), that increases LDL (bad) cholesterol. I complain about here-doay, gone-tomorrow nutritional advice, but LDL cholesterol avoidance does seem to be one one constant that's gonna be around for a while.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/better/wellness/should-you-really-be-putting-coconut-oil-everything-n748526

    I said nothing about obesity. The problem with saturated fats is that they're associated with LDL blood cholesterol.

    High LDL can cause deposits in the arteries. Most critically those that supply the heart, mandating stents or bypass. I don't know a single cardiologist today who says that high LDL is a good thing. My husband had bypass surgery because of clogged arteries, and his doctors want a lower LDL for him. So he takes statin drugs and modifies his diet. AVOIDING saturated fats, per the doctors' guidance.

    What is now known is that "good" cholesterol, HDL, is also a factor. Mine is very high, which is a great benefit, in a sense offsets my slightly high LDL. But I'm still told to avoid certain foods. When I do that my LDL goes down. If I don't the HDL jumps back up. Demonstrable cause & effect.

    I think we'll follow the advice from our doctors, including cardiologists. And if coconut oil is high in saturated fat, then it's off the menu.
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    Apr 21, 2017 5:44 PM GMT
    It's good for whitening teeth too.
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    Apr 21, 2017 5:44 PM GMT
    I sometimes use coconut oil to fry chicken, beef patties, and fish. The disadvantage is that it leaves a messy residue in the skillet.
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    Apr 21, 2017 7:16 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidI sometimes use coconut oil to fry chicken, beef patties, and fish. The disadvantage is that it leaves a messy residue in the skillet.


    At a certain age you take every chance to leave a messy residue you can get... icon_cool.gif
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    Apr 21, 2017 9:26 PM GMT
    I use it as a lube for my partner's cock...LOL. It really tastes great when mixed with semen. Not kidding. I don't care if about LDL HDL or fat...it's great with man protein.
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    Apr 21, 2017 9:45 PM GMT
    It's my understanding that "bad" fats are solid at room temperature. Coconut oil is liquid at room temperature. From what I've read, olive oil is not the best oil to compare coconut oil to. Avocado is the better comparison.
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    Apr 22, 2017 1:21 AM GMT
    jimib saidIt's my understanding that "bad" fats are solid at room temperature. Coconut oil is liquid at room temperature. From what I've read, olive oil is not the best oil to compare coconut oil to. Avocado is the better comparison.


    Coconut oil is solid at room temperature. It has the best flavor for popping popcorn.
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    Apr 22, 2017 1:44 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    I sometimes use coconut oil to fry chicken, beef patties, and fish. The disadvantage is that it leaves a messy residue in the skillet.

    Coconut oil is better than olive oil at higher tempertaures.

    We usually don't fry, we grill those items. About the only thing he fries are eggs, and then with spray Pam. Either on a mirror-finish stainless steel pan (as I use), or he sometimes uses a teflon pan. That I'm not sure is healthy.

    But we never pan-fry in oils or fats, no lard. Except olive oil, when he saut├ęs things, like shrimp.
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    Apr 22, 2017 5:50 AM GMT
    art_deco saidI think we'll follow the advice from our doctors, including cardiologists. And if coconut oil is high in saturated fat, then it's off the menu.


    Ask them to explain why the incidence of heart disease is lower in South Pacific islands where coconut consumption is high.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7270479

    Speaking of which, not just the coconut oil, but the coconut meat itself is full of saturated fat. I wonder what foods your doctor approves...
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    Apr 22, 2017 6:17 AM GMT
    bachian said
    art_deco saidI think we'll follow the advice from our doctors, including cardiologists. And if coconut oil is high in saturated fat, then it's off the menu.

    Ask them to explain why the incidence of heart disease is lower in South Pacific islands where coconut consumption is high.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7270479

    Or why prior to the introduction of partial hydrogenation here in the US as well as the rest of the world people were regularly using lard, butter, and anything else with saturated fats and not having problems with clogged arteries / high bad cholesterol.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogenation
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    Apr 22, 2017 7:54 AM GMT
    barefootlover said
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    Coconut oil is solid at room temperature. It has the best flavor for popping popcorn.


    Just make sure you scrape the pubes out.
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    Apr 25, 2017 4:06 AM GMT
    bachian said
    art_deco said
    I think we'll follow the advice from our doctors, including cardiologists. And if coconut oil is high in saturated fat, then it's off the menu.

    Ask them to explain why the incidence of heart disease is lower in South Pacific islands where coconut consumption is high.

    Perhaps because many generations of a population confined to those islands were able to genetically adapt to a diet of the local foods. Those individuals who could not handle that diet died young, while those who could survive lived to pass their genes to their offspring.

    That's a function of evolution. Although if you're a US Republican, you don't believe in evolution, just Bible creationism.

    Those dietary adaptations are seen all over the planet. And violating them can be life-shortening.

    Some descendants of Blacks forcibly imported to the Americas for slavery still have problems with a largely European diet. It can take hundreds of years to successfully adapt to a dietary model, or even longer.
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    Apr 25, 2017 4:14 AM GMT
    bon_pan said
    barefootlover said
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    Coconut oil is solid at room temperature. It has the best flavor for popping popcorn.

    Just make sure you scrape the pubes out.

    I have no idea what that means. But when I do popcorn I use soybean oil. Not escpecially healthy, either. But olive oil doesn't seem to stand the high heat needed to pop the kernels.

    BTW, I never do the microwave stuff. It contains ingredients I believe to be toxic.

    I just put popping corn in heated oil. Another oil I've heard used is peanut oil. Maybe someone with knowledge can comment on that.
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    Apr 25, 2017 8:27 AM GMT
    Coconut hair oil is very commonly used among Asians. I remember, in my long hair days, how my mother used to make me sit on Sunday evening for almost a god half an hour while she rubs coconut oil on my scalp and hair. I used to hate it then.

    But, coconut oil is different for hair and food. You can't put the edible one in your hair. Almond oil is also good.
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    May 04, 2017 7:34 AM GMT
    If you want to use high heat - use "refined" coconut oil. Refining takes away many biomolecules with lower boiling point, leaving oil contents with higher boiling point. Also, refined coconut oil doesn't have coconut flavour at all, just a weird nutty taste to it.

    However, the most nutritious type of coconut oil is "extra virgin coconut oil". Also, It's worth-noting that not all saturated fats are created equal!

    Extra virgin coconut oil usually contains 70%-90% of medium chain saturated fat (MCF), which is the most compatible form of fatty acids for fatty acids digestive enzyme. By all means, coconut oil will help to boost your metabolism by coaching your body to burn more fat.
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    May 05, 2017 7:34 AM GMT
    Brock700 said
    ricky1987 saidCoconut hair oil is very commonly used among Asians. I remember, in my long hair days, how my mother used to make me sit on Sunday evening for almost a god half an hour while she rubs coconut oil on my scalp and hair. I used to hate it then.

    But, coconut oil is different for hair and food. You can't put the edible one in your hair. Almond oil is also good.


    You're not Asian, you're either Indian, or Pakistani dude


    I am Asian. Asia covers everything between Japan in the east to Turkey and Cyprus in the west and from Russia in the North to Indonesia in the South. The Thracian side of Turkey is in Europe whereas Anatolian side is in Asia. A part of Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey falls in Europe, the other part in Asia. The Europe and Asian side is divided by Bosphorus. Similarly, The west of Ural Mountains in Russia is Europe, while the east is Asian.
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    May 05, 2017 10:28 AM GMT
    Brock700 said
    ricky1987 said
    Brock700 said
    ricky1987 saidCoconut hair oil is very commonly used among Asians. I remember, in my long hair days, how my mother used to make me sit on Sunday evening for almost a god half an hour while she rubs coconut oil on my scalp and hair. I used to hate it then.

    But, coconut oil is different for hair and food. You can't put the edible one in your hair. Almond oil is also good.


    You're not Asian, you're either Indian, or Pakistani dude


    I am Asian. Asia covers everything between Japan in the east to Turkey and Cyprus in the west and from Russia in the North to Indonesia in the South. The Thracian side of Turkey is in Europe whereas Anatolian side is in Asia. A part of Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey falls in Europe, the other part in Asia. The Europe and Asian side is divided by Bosphorus. Similarly, The west of Ural Mountains in Russia is Europe, while the east is Asian.


    Turkish and Iranian people are not considered Asian they're Middle Eastern. The term Asian is only applied to Oriental/East Asian people


    They are all Asian. Only in North American popular imagination is the term Asian applied to people who look a certain way. Ignorance at its finest.
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    May 05, 2017 11:35 AM GMT
    We cook with cconut oil almost exclusively. A few things i make taste better when i use a seasoned olive oil... But so much store bought EVOO is so fake anymore... The seasoned stuff i get is pricey and we use it mainly for 'special' dishes...

    In a pinch, we have also used it as a lube, when we ran out of our Spunk Lube... Worked ok... Did the job. icon_lol.gif
  • Marylandbob

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    Aug 27, 2017 4:29 PM GMT
    Coconut oil? I have used it, mixed with Vaseline, (20% Coconut oil/80% Vaseline) as a lubricant and skin conditioner. It IS liquid at "Room Temperature" if your room is slightly on the WARM side, near 80 degrees F.--In rooms favored by many of us "Air conditioning addicted" Americans, with temperatures BELOW 75 degrees F, yes, it will be a solid! As far as DIET goes, my family and myself included, try to minimize usage of processed cooking fats such as CRISCO and MARGARINE, preferring to use real BUTTER, fats from our meats, and natural oils, such as LARD, BACON GREASE, OLIVE OIL< etc--I fry eggs with grease from bacon, sausage, or butter. My family has EVOLVED eating these readily obtainable fats, (Lard, Butter, meat fats) and at age 92, my Mom still drives to the store to do her own shopping, my "Tuskegee Airman" uncle celebrated his 95th birthday 8 August, and MANY other family members, all using REAL butter, eating eggs, bacon, pork, fried chicken, real sugar, HOME BAKED cookies, pies, cakes (With REAL butter, eggs, sugar, lard, vanilla, salt,) etc-ALL lived beyond 80 years old, with NO alzhiemers or dementia, while others, eating/drinking "Diet" foods, store-bought "FAKE" bakery cakes/pies/cookies, margarine, "Lowfat" milk, fast food meals, artificial sweeteners, and/or heavy doses og high fructose corn sweetener containing food and drink, did NOT enjoy the same fate!--Get a COOKBOOK from 1955 or earlier, and COMPARE ingredients used to make a cake, cookies, or pie, with what is listed on the fare from today's store bakeries! --See my photo?-I am age 70! MODERATION is very important, as is EXERCISE, I seldom "Pig Out" on fatty foods or baked sweets, and I place FRIED foods on paper towels to drain/absorb excess cooking fats before eating. I try to AVOID "DIET drinks", fake butter, "Partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil" and similar stuff, foods with heavy preservatives added, and seldom frequent "fast food" resttaurants. ---As slaves in early America, my early family members (Including my fathers grandmother, still alive when I was in 2nd grade) ate what they were given, or could find! In Virginia, at that time, lard, butter, eggs, pork, chicken, rabbit, deer, squirrel, fish, oysters, crabs, collard greens, spinach, watermelon, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, lettuce, cabbage, corn, wheat products, apples, peaches, pears, pecans, peanuts, walnuts, peas, string beans, sweet potatoes, radishes, were prevalent foods! Great grandma had 17 kids, and lived for over 100 years! (Yes, I have a photo of my family with her)--Eat REAL FOODS, in moderation, (Cook at home) and EXERCISE-lift weights, run/bike, wrestle, box, etc) get OUTDOORS for activities in the sunshine once in awhile! Long-term use of drugs or diets seem to often produce BAD effects! Try to avoid that!