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... being saturated. so i was comparing the fat in coconuts to that in chocalate. as both cocoa butter and coconuts both have fats that have a net effect NOT raising LDL levels, then they are pretty similar in that regard. but granted cocoa is low in fat. ... (10 replies)
... being saturated. so i was comparing the fat in coconuts to that in chocalate. as both cocoa butter and coconuts both have fats that have a net effect NOT raising LDL levels, then they are pretty similar in that regard. but granted cocoa is low in fat. ... (10 replies)
... holesterol. i'm glad elmhar confirmed my suspisions. coconut aint bad for cholestrorol at all. it contains MEDIUM CHAIN saturated fattty acids which don't affect LDL levels in the same way ANIMAL fats do. ... (10 replies)

... Cashew nuts are actually high in monosats. Good for the heart. "Real coconut" does have sat fat, but in studies it does not have a deleterious effect on LDL, in part due to several unique fatty acids in the coconut . One of the main researchers in this area is Mary Enig, Ph.D., and she has written a few books. If you look her up at the library or whatever, you will get... (10 replies)
... ial at work on cholesterol said that people with cholesterol problems should avoid eating cashew nuts and coconuts as they are rich in saturated fat which raises LDL cholestorol levels in the blood. i was suprised to read this. ... (10 replies)
... Good I feel much better about eating my beloved dark chocolate now! I was always concerned because there is a lot of saturated fat, esp. in the really dark chocolate, but I also know that it is a good antioxidant so I thought maybe the saturated fat in it wasn't so bad afterall. (10 replies)
... sorry about that moderators. computer was being silly. alex. (10 replies)
... Alex, Cocoa has nothing at all to do with coconut. And the stearic acid is the fat of beef, bacon, and butter, not coconuts. It's NOT converted to oleic acid (monounsaturated) by the body. Cocoa however IS about half oleic acid (and half stearic acid.) The good thing about cocoa is that it is not very high in fat, a Tbsp of pure cocoa (Hershey's) has only 5... (10 replies)
... All nuts are good for the heart!!! If you read the fat content on the back of can of mixed nuts, there are 14 grams of fat and like 11 of those are grams of healthy fat, and only 2.5 grams of saturated fat. I have also heard that coconut is bad for cholesterol but I don't know why??? The package says is has very little cholesterol in it, and only like 2-3 grams of... (10 replies)
... Alex, the only input I can offer is that anything cholesterol-related seems to be the hot topic of contradiction and debate. First we're told high cholesterol is bad, then we're told it might not be actual numbers that are bad, but other indicators of CAD risk like inflammation. I was diagnosed last year by my PCP and you should see the contradictory paperwork he gave me. ... (10 replies)
... somone must be able to back me up??? alex. (10 replies)




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