I agree with many of the readers who have left comments here - virgin coconut oil and red palm oils are good fats, not bad. The precessing of these oils - clarifiing, bleaching, etc changes that. But in their natural state they are not only healthy, but healers. We use virgin coconut oil as a naturla antibiotic in our house for everything from acne and pink ey to ear aches and lower cholesteral. Check it out.
10/21/2010 7:02:39 PM
My high school chemistry teacher warned us about hydrogenated fats. Mind you this was in the 1970's when most people thought hydrogenated fats were healthy compared to butter, lard, etc. He told us that hydrogenating unsaturated fats made them just as bad. It turns out that he didn't go far enough and it is actually worse than saturated anaimal fats.
One question I have is about saturated vegetable oils like palm or coconut oils. These seem to be making a comeback and I'm hearing a lot of claims about the healthfullness.
10/13/2010 1:04:49 AM
Totally agree with SASSAFRASS88. Polyunsaturated fats are BADDDD! They are MORE easily oxidzed than saturated fats, and contribute to inflamation that causes disease. Check out thehealthyskeptic.org the Weston A Price foundation website, cholesterol and health or books by Dr. Sinatra on heart disease.
There are 4 fats: Trans (totally bad), saturated (need to limit), polyunsaturated and monounsaturated (the "good" fats). I try to eat foods with poly- and monounsaturated fats, and keep saturated fats low. What I find frustrating is the Nutrition Tracker puts all fats together, not separated out. Wouldn't this help to separate them with their respective limits?
1/28/2010 8:22:54 PM
Info on coconut oil seems wrong? I've seen studies that say it may lower cholesterol and helps with obesity when compared to Soy Bean Oil ??
This article was very informative. I thought I knew all there was about this topic, but today I learned something new. Although, I do not have issues in this area, I am glad that I took the time to read the article and plan to share it with others who are having some challenge. Thanks for the tips.
7/3/2009 8:38:20 PM
Very informative article. Thank you.
5/10/2009 9:48:19 AM
Thanks for the help we will work on it thats for sure lots of differnt kinds of fat and stuff
5/7/2009 10:10:43 AM
I just found out that my cholesterol is high. I worry about that and try to change my lyfestyle, so your information is so clear, and I'll keep it in mind.
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