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Doctor insights on: Organic Palm Oil

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Is palm oil not good for health if it's used for cooking?

Is palm oil not good for health if it's used for cooking?

It is good!: The med profession has done a 180 again. Saturated fats are no longer frowned upon, habe many virtues, are stable and don't become rancid, stand up to heat. And may be more healthful than polyunsaturated fats, according to a large multi-year australian study! ...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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Hi doctor. What are the effects of cooking using palm oil ? Thanks, wish u all the best.

Hi doctor. What are the effects of cooking using palm oil ? Thanks, wish u all the best.

Limit consumption: As food, palm oil is used for frying. Along with coconut oil, palm oil is one of the few highly saturated vegetable fats; while it does not contain cholesterol, saturated fat intake increases a person's ldl[bad cholesterol] and hdl[good] cholesterol. This may increase your risk for heart disease with prolong use. ...Read more

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Are Nila wafers okay with GERD? I heard that oils aren't good for GERD, and these cookies contain palm oil and soybean oil. Thank you in advance.

Are Nila wafers okay with GERD? I heard that oils aren't good for GERD, and these cookies contain palm oil and soybean oil. Thank you in advance.

They're OK: The Nila wafers won't aggravate your GERD but they aren't terribly healthy because of the palm and soybean oils. Perhaps a different snack food? ...Read more

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Wondering what is medium chain triglyceride oil ( coconut and palm sourced ). Any concern , dosage limit or review on this ingredient please. Thanks?

Wondering  what is medium chain triglyceride oil ( coconut and palm sourced ). Any concern , dosage limit or review on  this ingredient please. Thanks?

Usually safe: Although medium chain triglycerides are likely safe for most people, they may trigger certain side effects (such as nausea, stomach upset, gas, diarrhea, and vomiting). Also, regular intake of medium chain triglycerides may lead to the buildup of ketones (compounds produced when the body burns fat for energy) that can be harmful to people with diabetes and liver disease. ...Read more

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There are itchy bumps all over my face. Am i allergic to palm oil?

There are itchy bumps all over my face. Am i allergic to palm oil?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more