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Old 01-09-2015, 09:04 AM
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Default Coconut oil and Belly Fat etc.

I came across this article and thought it was worth sharing for those who are wondering about the health benefits of coconut oil and are worried about its effects on heart disease and belly fat. I happen to use it exclusively for all my cooking and use first pressed, cold pressed olive oil for all on-cooking purposes. I also have sesame oil on hand for Asian dishes.

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Dr. Osborne here,
This question has been coming up on an almost daily basis. "Is coconut oil
healthy? I thought the saturated fat in it caused heart disease and
obesity."

On that note,
I've run across some VERY interesting studies recently on the relationship
between coconut oil
<https://peterosborne.infusionsoft.co...5afe9249b0efc/
57943119/c2ee3d9576cb954f> (or any type of coconut fat, including coconut
milk and cream) and how it can affect your body fat...

A 2009 study published in the Journal Lipids consisted of testing the
effects of either 2 tablespoons of coconut oil or 2 tablespoons of soybean
on a group of 40 women over the span of 28 days.

Results showed that the group that ate the coconut oil had a decrease in
abdominal fat, while the soybean oil group actually showed a slight increase
in belly fat. Additionally, the group that ate the coconut oil showed
increased HDL good cholesterol levels, while the soybean oil group had
decreased HDL cholesterol and increased LDL bad cholesterol.

The Journal of Nutrition published a study where researchers investigated
all studies relative to medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) that are abundant
in coconut fat
<https://peterosborne.infusionsoft.co...27cca64eff98b/
57943119/c2ee3d9576cb954f> and weight management. The studies showed that
diets rich in fats such as those found in coconut oil prompted a boost in
metabolism, increase in energy, decrease in food consumption, reduced body
weight and lower body fat mass.

The study authors highly recommend using oils that contain MCFAs, such as
coconut oil
<https://peterosborne.infusionsoft.co...825a81ff223eb/
57943119/c2ee3d9576cb954f> , as a tool to drop extra abdominal fat, manage a
healthy weight, and even as a way to treat obesity.

Yet another study that assessed body weight and fat storage relative to
three different types of diets including a low-fat diet, high-fat diet with
long chain fatty acids (LCFAs) and a high fat diet with MCFAs. In order to
bring about weight gain, caloric intakes were adjusted for the diets.

At the end of the research period (which lasted 44 days), the low-fat diet
group stored an average of 0.47 grams of fat per day, the LCFA group stored
0.48 grams of fat per day, and the MCFA group only stored a mere 0.19 grams
per day (despite purposely increasing calories). Those in the MCFA group
(coconut fat) had a 60 percent reduction in body fat stored compared to the
other diets.

Another added bonus of consuming organic coconut oil
<https://peterosborne.infusionsoft.co...67b4f88742f1c/
57943119/c2ee3d9576cb954f> (and coconut cream or milk) is that it tends to
make us feel fuller for longer. Studies indicate that MCFAs help increase
feelings of fullness and lead to a reduction in calorie intake when compared
to the same amount of calories from other fats.

When MCFAs are metabolized, ketone bodies are created in the liver * these
have been shown to have a strong appetite reducing effect helping you to
lose fat faster.

These are just some of the effects of using coconut oil on body fat. Keep
reading and you are going to be blown away by the powerful health benefits
of coconut oil on the page below...

==>> 9 MORE reasons to use DAILY coconut oil
<https://peterosborne.infusionsoft.co...a0d5d871ff32b/
57943119/c2ee3d9576cb954f> (including benefits to thyroid, brain, skin,
oral health, heart health, detoxing, cancer, and more)

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Old 01-09-2015, 11:10 AM
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I used to watch the Dr. Oz show and at one time he mentioned that he and his family use Coconut oil as a spread on their bread and also for cooking. I use it for cooking and I also use a coconut preparation on my hair. I was in one of the islands when the weather was over the top humid and my hair just turned into an uncontrollable frizz ball. One of the people in the beauty shop on the ship suggested I get off at the next island and buy coconut oil and it worked. Great stuff.
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I currently make my morning smoothie with unsweetened almond milk.
I'm wondering if there are benefits to switching to unsweetened coconut milk.
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I currently make my morning smoothie with unsweetened almond milk.
I'm wondering if there are benefits to switching to unsweetened coconut milk.
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All natural coconut water has great health benefits. During World War 2, in the Pacific, the water from young green coconuts was use for plasma. They are available in Asian markets. At the top of the young green coconut are three "eyes", I place the coconut in the sink drain, to steady it, and drill out the eyes and pour the water out. Then scrape the soft flesh and eat it and drink the water.

Of course, this is a lot of work but it is well worth the effort to improve the immune system. Finding the young coconuts may be a problem.
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All natural coconut water has great health benefits. During World War 2, in the Pacific, the water from young green coconuts was use for plasma. They are available in Asian markets. At the top of the young green coconut are three "eyes", I place the coconut in the sink drain, to steady it, and drill out the eyes and pour the water out. Then scrape the soft flesh and eat it and drink the water.

Of course, this is a lot of work but it is well worth the effort to improve the immune system. Finding the young coconuts may be a problem.
I have to confess, I'm not ambitious enough to go hunting for young coconuts.
I was planning to buy Harmless Harvest raw coconut water from Fresh Market.
I was wondering which has more health benefits, almond milk or coconut water.
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If you want to lose Belly Fat, watch this amazing video by the cardiologist who wrote the book "Wheat Belly:"

[ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbBURnqYVzw[/ame]

We also use coconut cream and coconut milk in our daily breakfast smoothie.
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I should have included this information with my earlier thread. Madhava Organic Coconut Sugar - I found this in Walmart sometime ago, it is sustainably grown and harvested. Very dark, different, but quite pleasant. If you must use sugar in coffee, tea, baking etc., this is a good alternative. The packet states "In addition to tasting delicious, organic coconut sugar has naturally occurring nutrients including magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, B vitamins and amino acids.
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all of your links are defective, unable to read the original data Can you repost with working links?
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I have been buying my coconut oil and palm shortening. which has a much higher smoking point than other oils, from tropicaltraditions.com for years. It is a very informational site where you can get a ton of information on oils.
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I have been buying my coconut oil and palm shortening. which has a much higher smoking point than other oils, from tropicaltraditions.com for years. It is a very informational site where you can get a ton of information on oils.
This is an excellent point, coconut oil heats up very quickly and smokes in the pan which is rather frightening until you get used to using it.
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It appears that these studies were of very short duration (28 and 44 days). And since it didn't say that they were double-blind studies, the result could have been a placebo effect. We simply don't know.

Was it the coconut-oil industry that sponsored the study? It's very possible because who else would care?

One study compared coconut oil with soybean oil. Why soybean oil? Maybe because coconut oil would be sure to look better by comparison.

One study said that coconut oil helps to make one feel fuller for a longer period of time. That sounds like total nonsense because it's the job of fiber to make one feel full and oils do not contain fiber.

If coconut oil is recommended for frying, why should anyone be frying if they're concerned with belly-fat or health in general?

The whole thing sounded like a coconut oil advertisement.

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1/2 spoonful in my coffee every morning. I hope it will help the memory. The belly fat would jut be a bonus!
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I eat a large omelet cooked in coconut oil every morning. I stay away from carbs such as grains and potatoes as much as possible and my belly is shrinking faster than I ever imagined.

I go off my regimen once a week to drink beer, have a burger with fries while I watch the football game.
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If you want to lose Belly Fat, watch this amazing video by the cardiologist who wrote the book "Wheat Belly:"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbBURnqYVzw

We also use coconut cream and coconut milk in our daily breakfast smoothie.
He has a new book...Wheat Belly, Total Health...much easier of a "read" and updated information!

Another beneficial one is Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter.
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Coconut oil and belly fat. New single by the Margaritaville guy?....whazzeesname?
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