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    DESSALENA   14,426
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What would you use??

Saturday, May 12, 2012

I was debating Louana's All Natural Pure Coconut Oil vs. Country Crock Plus with Calcium butter this morning as I was about to prepare my breakfast.

Here's the breakdown:

The coconut oil;
serving size 1tbsp
calories ............120
total fat .............14 g
sat. fat .............12 g
monounsat. fat ..1g
Cholesterol..........omg
sodium..................0mg
total carb..............0 g
protein...................0 g

Not a significant source of anything else.


Country Crock Plus with Calcium
serving size..... 1tbsp
calories ............50
total fat...............5 g
sat fat..................1 g
polyunsat fat.....2.5
monounsat fat...1.5 g
trans fat...............0 g
cholesterol.........0 mg
sodium................95 mg
potassium..........0 mg
total carb............0 g
dietary fiber......0 g
sugars...............0 g
protien..............0 g

vitamin A......... 10%
vitamin e.........10%
vitamin d..........15%


I have heard the health benefits of coconut oil are good. I have even read a few articles about it but I am thrown off by the calories and the saturated fat. The butter has sodium which I need to cut out as much as possible.

What do you think? Do you think the health benefits of the coconut oil is worth the calories and fat content? Or would you opt for the butter??


I ended up using 2 teaspoons of the coconut oil...
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3AUSSIES 5/13/2012 10:29AM

    Desselena, I have been reviewing coconut oil for some time now, it is a very healthy oil! A great way to make your decision? Country Crock is actually solidified plastic whereas coconut oil is a healthy "fat". Margarine NEVER comes into our house now only "real" butter, coconut, peanut and safflower oils are used depending on what is being prepared.

Sometimes you have to overlook calories per se in order to eat healthier compensating in other ways or upping exercise.

Good luck!

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KBEEPS 5/12/2012 11:29AM

    If you can work the calories into your day and like the taste of coconut, I'd go for the coconut oil. But that's just me - I'm not a fanatic about it, but I'm leaning more and more toward eating only foods where I can actually pronounce all the ingredients, LOL. I understand that coconut oil has a lot of health benefits, which you mentioned. Here's an article specifically about the saturated fat in coconut oil, if you find it helpful! http://www.livestrong.com/article/4
02880-are-saturated-fats-in-coc
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