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johnsnana 04-28-2013 09:06 PM

Coconut Good or Bad?
I have been reading so much about coconut lately. From dried coconut to oil. I hear some say it is good & others say it has too much saturated fat. I eat unsweetened organic raw coconut chips as a snack but when I log them in at caloriecounter, they rate a C+ and make my saturated fats for the day too high. I wonder if I should worry about that since I don't eat any other foods with fat in them. My SF for the day was 26 grams which is 189% of what they suggest. Any thoughts on this?

sunday 04-28-2013 09:15 PM

Coconut oil, water and milk have documented health benefits. I have not learned about anything necessarily unhealthy about coconut chips or flakes, but would think they may be fine in limitation. :)

ravenrose 04-28-2013 10:02 PM

all the medical research about saturated fat is pretty confusing, but I believe the current understanding is that saturated fat is not dangerous at all if you are low carbing.

the nutrition recommendations on that site you mentioned are for a standard reducing diet--low fat high carb low calorie. you can ignore them, they will just mess you up.

good luck.

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