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Originally Posted by Digger View Post

I love coconut oil. I use the Nutiva brand. I'm hoping it gives my HDL a boost and helps get my triglycerides down.

Glad to see there are others here who aren't terrified of fat!
I wouldn't call it terrified. I was an obese diabetic once, and I was unable to reverse this til I stopped adding extracted fat to my diet. There really is more than enough fat in a whole foods diet to keep people healthy, and there is nothing magical about any extracted fat that should make people add it to their diet if they are not already fat addicted. If a person absolutely must add extracted fats to their foods, there are better and worse choices, but coconut oil isn't a superfood that is going to cure anything, and people are still better off without it than with it.
 

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But saturated fats aren't bad for you. That study you linked to is from 1995 so it's a little outdated. Modern research and a review of much of the research show that saturated fat isn't really linked to heart disease.
http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA40091...rated-Fat.html
You seem to be under the impression that the food manufacturing industry cares about your health. It cares about one thing. Profit. Modern "research" convinces you to purchase its products because it knows how to tell you what you already want to believe about the stuff you like to eat. I don't really care if other people want to chug gallons of plant fats, but "modern research" also told us at one time that cigarette smoking was very healthy, and that smokers enjoyed health benefits not available to those who didn't smoke.

You can get all the "heart healthy" plant fats you need from a whole foods diet, in the macronutrient proportions that are optimal for human health. Suggesting that it is not necessary to coat foods with added oils isn't the same thing as advocating a fat free diet. There is no such thing, unless a person is eating nothing but sugar sweetened protein powder. But if you are going over 15% of your calories from fat, that dietary fat is doing a whole lot more at the cellular level that is detrimental to overall health than just providing added calories.

Go ahead and eat extra fat if you want. Just understand that it is not necessary or healthful, and please do not try to frighten people into thinking they will suffer from deficiencies if they don't pour fat all over their foods. That's just food manufacturing industry propaganda. The soybean oil lobby nearly wiped out the coconut oil industry, and now they are fighting to get their share of the market back. That's what motivates your "modern research".
 

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Originally Posted by luvourmother View Post

I have already relayed this info to runnerveg, i guess facts fail to convince some, here is the run down of why coconut oil is healthy:
Indeed, some "facts" do fail to convince those who actually have experience that informs them otherwise.
 
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