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  • Coconut oil? Please help a newbie out....

    Hey everyone!

    So I see on a lot of posts most people cook using Coconut oil. Can I ask why coconut oil and not Olive?

    Thanks!

  • #2
    Olive oil is fine. Most of us use it. Coconut oil is miraculous. Start here.
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    • #3
      read the posts suggested

      but when you live low carb - high fat, coconut oil is like pure energy! the short chain triglycerides get consumed preferentially and provide a big enegy burst

      tastes great too

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      • #4
        Thankyou both....appreciate you taking the time

        From what I saw there...lard is good and cheapest for cooking?

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        • #5
          Coconut oil has medium chain triglycerides which can readily cross the blood brain barrier. So basically, it is direct food for your brain (theres a little more complexity to it, but thats really what it comes down to). Also it tastes amazing!

          And lard is really great also, deffinitely cheaper but it doesn't have any of the medium chain triglycerides.

          Hope that helped!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by nburgraff View Post
            And lard is really great also, deffinitely cheaper but it doesn't have any of the medium chain triglycerides.
            If you do decide to try lard, make sure you find unhydrogenated lard. That which is sold in the supermarket is hydrogenated, chock full of trans-fats.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
              If you do decide to try lard, make sure you find unhydrogenated lard. That which is sold in the supermarket is hydrogenated, chock full of trans-fats.
              Good catch, forgot to mention that part. Trying to find unhydrogenated lard can be frustrating too
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              • #8
                ok. Thanks! Will check it out!

                you are all a wealth of information...what would we newbies do without you! <3

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                • #9
                  Besides the amazing health benefits of coconut oil, the flavor sure beats out olive oil when frying an egg!

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                  • #10
                    if you bake bacon on a rack in the oven, you can collect about 1/2 cup or more of fat from the drippings of a typical 12 oz package, and use that for cooking savory things.
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                    • #11
                      The Coconut Research Center website has a ton of information on the benefits of coconut oil.

                      I personally use refined coconut oil (even though Mark recommends against it) as it imparts no flavor and its smoke point is higher. If you use olive oil for cooking make sure you use the refined variety as well. Heating an oil beyond its smoke point denatures it causing it to become unhealthy.

                      Use extra virgin olive oil for drizzle. I personally use extra virgin coconut oil as a food supplement and don't cook with it.
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                      • #12
                        thanks guys!

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                        • #13
                          WHAT!!!!! Lard is hydrogenated?????
                          I have been buying Lard since starting Primal and consuming a lot of it
                          I have checked the label, its states its ingredients are pork fat but does not state how it is rendered.
                          How do you know if its hydrogenated???
                          link to my journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread97129.html

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                          • #14
                            Ok so the brand Allowrie, the one I use, is not hydrogenated PHEW!
                            link to my journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread97129.html

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                            • #15
                              I think in some ways coconut oil is better in taste.

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