Category Archives: Coconut

Coconut, Saturated Fat and Cardiovascular Disease

The lipid theory of cardiovascular disease states that dietary cholesterol and saturated fatty acids cause elevations in plasma levels of cholesterol, and that this in turn is the cause of cardiovascular disease. The assumption that dietary cholesterol and saturated fatty … Continue reading

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Butter Fat As An Alternative To Coconut Fat

The coconut is unique amongst plants in that it contains a high amount of saturated fat. Most other plant fats in contrast are polyunsaturated or monounsaturated in their structure. Coconut is also a fairly unique food because the saturated fats … Continue reading

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Healthy Coconut

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Coconut Oil: Virgin Versus Refined

Saturated fat is considered hypercholesterolaemic by many individuals. However, this opinion is not warranted based on scientific evidence. Many studies investigating the effects of saturated fat on cholesterol levels have used coconut oil and compared it with polyunsaturated fatty acids. … Continue reading

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