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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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Is coconut oil good for you or just less bad than other oils? If good, why?

Is coconut oil good for you or just less bad than other oils?  If good, why?

Coconut oil: Coconut oil is saturated medium chain fatty acids which do not need modification for absorption or bile for digestion. It effects calorie burning. It is a source of b hydroxybyturate which may benefit neuro-degenerative diseases and is a moisturizer of skin and hair. The fact the fat is medium chain offsets that is is saturated. Palm and cottonseed oil are best avoided. ...Read more

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I wanted to start taking 1tbsp of coconut oil a day for health but my LDL is high. Is this a bad idea or is it really healthy? Tyvm

I wanted to start taking 1tbsp of coconut oil a day for health but my LDL is high. Is this a bad idea or is it really healthy? Tyvm

It is ok ,: but enjoy some coconut flakes on your cake , i like the pepperidge farm 3 dollar coconut cake, 1 piece 3 inch a day is good , walk alot and don't worry about it, smoking and being fat is the danger . ...Read more

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If palm oil is bad for you, is coconut oil just as bad since coconuts grow on a type of palm?

If palm oil is bad for you, is coconut oil just as bad since coconuts grow on a type of palm?

Good oils: Virgin coconut oil is a saturated fat in the form of medium chain triglycerides, which is a great source of fuel for the body. It is processed differently from other saturated fats. Palm oil is actually not bad for you, as long as it is non- hydrogenated. Red palm oil, in particular, is high in beta carotene and has a high smoke point. Coconut and red palm oil can be used for high heat cooking. ...Read more

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If I do massage with coconut oil on my penis...Is it good or bad and is there any side effect?

If I do massage with coconut oil on my penis...Is it good or bad and is there any side effect?

No Adverse Effects: Using lubricants for skin softening or stimulation, such as coconut oil, should not cause any problems to the member itself. Remember, however, to always use water-based lubricants if using a condom. ...Read more

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The milk froth packet for Keurig says it has "hydronated coconut oil" it is in the powdered milk pack for my coffee. is this bad?

The milk  froth packet for Keurig says it has "hydronated coconut oil" it is in the powdered milk pack for my coffee.  is this bad?

Saturated fat.: hydrogenated coconut oil is a type of saturated fat, which means that is solid at room temperature. These fats are believed to contribute to heart disease and strokes. In small amounts they may be tolerable, but it is best to avoid them if possible. The American Heart Association recommends limiting your intake of saturated fat's to less than 7% of your calories. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have been treating entire body for fungal infection with coconut oil rash gone skin dry and flaky now still itches really bad possible Id reaction? Symmetrical rash started on torso spread to arms and legs has reached ankles still extremely itchy on breas

Have been treating entire body for fungal infection with coconut oil rash gone skin dry and flaky now still itches really bad possible Id reaction? Symmetrical rash started on torso spread to arms and legs has reached ankles still extremely itchy on breas

Sounds fungal: Would need more background information as there are several potential causes for rash such as this. However, ruling out fungal infection is at top of list. Coconut oil has good antimicrobial properties and may have helped calm an inflammatory reaction to the infection, but does not seem to have completed the task. Would see a physician to confirm and take antifungal medication. ...Read more

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Help please! is coconut oil bad for heart condition and cholesterol?

Help please! is coconut oil bad for heart condition and cholesterol?

Coconut oil: Have saturated fats and conventional thinking used to say is bad for you. This saturated fats are medium chain triglycerides that can lower cholesterol. Also have other good effects for thyroid disease and diabetes. ...Read more