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    I'm a huge fan of coconut products especially coconut oil and milk. I use the oil for baking
    and cooking and even as a moisturizer. Also I love making Thai-style curries so naturally I use coconut milk quite a bit. Thing is, I recently came across's numbers on coconut oil/milk's inflammatory response -- rather shocking numbers I must say.

    When I compare coconut oil's inflammation factor (amount: 1 oz [28g], I. Factor: -231)


    canola (yuk!) oil's inflammation factor (amount: 1 oz [28g], I. Factor: 141)

    According to the website, canola oil is actually ANTI-INFLAMMATORY!?!?!?
    while coconut oil is seriously INFLAMMATORY.

    I am baffled. What gives? That comparison only involves coconut oil and canola oil, don't even get me started with coconut milk or cream. Comparing coconut milk to say 2% milk
    I am again appalled by the numbers. Coconut milk's I.F. actually fares worse than 2% milk's I.F.

    What gives? Should I worry about consuming coconut oil/milk?

  • #2
    They think that saturated fat is somehow inflammatory despite the fact that it doesn't generate free radicals and can't be used to make eicosanoids. And then they think that canola oil is anti-inflammatory because it has alpha-linolenic acid, which isn't very anti-inflammatory, and they don't think that linoleic acid is inflammatory, even though it is.

    This is the same site that says that cow brains are bad for you because they contain cholesterol. Don't listen to these fools, they have been falsified by studies of the Tokelauans and Kitavans who eat tons of coconut and have excellent health.
    Stabbing conventional wisdom in its face.

    Anyone who wants to talk nutrition should PM me!


    • #3
      leave coconut oil alone already. anything to get rid of healing foods:-(
      Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that's bad for you! ~Tommy Smothers


      • #4
        fools indeed.
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        • #5
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          • #6
            I don't care WHAT they say.

            I've been consuming 'mega' coconut products since going primal and my inflammation is the lowest it's ever been! I quit taking all my meds and ibprophen! I have fybromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis (severe--usually). Not now...
            Starting Weight/BMI: 184/29.7
            Current Weight/BMI: 130 /21.0
            Ultimate Goal: 125/18


            • #7

              Thanks guys. I'm feeling more at ease now about eating coconut products.