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Doctor insights on: Coconut Syrup

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What type of fat is in a coconut?

What type of fat is in a coconut?

Saturated fat: Coconut fat is saturated, as it is solid at room temperature. Being a vegetable source, it does not have cholesterol, but intake of saturated fats causes alterations in metabolism and increase in blood cholesterol. ...Read more

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Unsweetened coconut good source of fat?

Unsweetened coconut good source of fat?

Coconut: One cup (80 grams) of shredded raw Coconut contains 27 grams of fat – 24 of those grams are saturated fat. That is 119% of recommended daily allowance for saturated fat. ...Read more

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What benefits of coconut water?

What benefits of coconut water?

Hydration.: Provides water and a small amount of carbohydrates- both of which are essential components of a normal diet. There are no other significant benefits or miracle ingredients although advertisers / marketers would have you believe otherwise. ...Read more

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What is coconut water benifits?

What is coconut water benifits?

Coconut Water: Coconut Water comes from the interior of young coconuts. Due to it’s osmolarity, coconut water is used in some tropical areas to replace fluid losses due to diarrhea. It contains potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, manganese, vitamin C, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, pyridoxine & folate (folic acid). Research suggests that it’s cytokins may have some level of anti-carcinogenic & anti-aging effect. ...Read more

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Why is coconut water so popular?

Why is coconut water so popular?

Very refreshing: Coconut Water comes from the interior of young coconuts. Due to it’s osmolarity, coconut water is used in some tropical areas to replace fluid losses due to diarrhea. It contains potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, manganese, vitamin C, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, pyridoxine & folate (folic acid). Research suggests that it’s cytokins may have some level of anti-carcinogenic & anti-aging effect. ...Read more

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Could a person be allergic to coconut?

Could a person be allergic to coconut?

Yes: Coconut allergy has been described but it is not a common food allergy. Walnut is the most common nut allergy. While fda says coconut is a "nut" it is a drupe. Patients with nut and peanut allergy are not more likely to develop coconut allergy, but they are more likely to develop sesame seed allergy. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil good for you?

Coconut oil: Look for a book written by, i believe, bruce fife, nd on coconut oil. Very enlightening reading. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use coconut oil?

Is it ok to use coconut oil?

YES!!!: Inside and out ... Depending what you are going to do. On the skin, in cooking etc! it is from mother nature! ...Read more

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How healthy is coconut water?

Good stuff: Good source of hydration, low calories and potassium with no down side. Be careful with some of the commercialized preparations. Try to purchase ones with simply, coconut water without the fancy additives. ...Read more

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Is anyone allergic to coconut?

Is anyone allergic to coconut?

Yes: Botanically, coconuts are most closely related to other palms and betel nuts. They come from coconut palm trees and are not closely related to most other tree nuts. While botanical relationships are not the only factor that determines whether two foods will be cross-reactive, foods that are close biological relatives often share allergenic proteins like cashew, pistachio. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil actually healthy?

Is coconut oil actually healthy?

Pros of coconut oil: ...contains good mono- & polyunsaturated fats, & has no trans fat. Also, virgin coconut oil might have a positive effect on cholesterol levels & help protect against heart disease. Keep in mind its still high in saturated fat so don't replace all your cooking oil with it, use in moderation, & figure into your daily calorie & fat count. (Ref. bhg.com) ...Read more

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Can you refrigerate coconut oil?

Yes you can: In cooler weather coconut oil will solidify. In the refrigerator it will actually really harden up. It will keep longer as in shelf life and delay rancidity. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil really bad for you?

Is coconut oil really bad for you?

VERY bad.: Coconut oil if popular right now, but it is not a healthy oil. It is highly saturated (just like lard). Saturated oils are shown to promote atherosclerosis and vascular disease. ...Read more

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Are there coconut oil pills I can take?

Are there coconut oil pills I can take?

Yes: I have had several patients find these at out local health food store. One is made by now brand, there are others i'm sure. ...Read more

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Does eating coconut increase cholesterol?

Does eating coconut increase cholesterol?

Good: Coconut increases your good triglycerides/cholesterol that are said to be protective for problems such as heart disease. All the best. ...Read more

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Does the FDA classify a coconut as a nut?

Does the FDA classify a coconut as a nut?

It does, it is WRONG: Like many government agencies, the FDA makes mistakes. It does classify coconuts as a "tree nut" but it's wrong. No botanist would agree that coconuts are true nuts. See http://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/FDABasicsforIndustry/ucm238807.htm for the FDA's classification. See http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/coconut.html for the Library of Congress's discussion of why coconuts are drupes,a fruit! ...Read more

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Is coconut oil good protection from the sun?

Only sun blocker: If possible avoiding is the best protection from uv rays of sun, then uv blocking agents & wearing sun glasses, coconut oil may help the skin but will not block uv rays. ...Read more

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Can shredded coconut be bad for cholesterol?

Can shredded coconut be bad for cholesterol?

Yes: Coconut oil can raise cholesterol. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/coconut-oil-and-health. ...Read more