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    Too much coconut??

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    Is that possible?

    I found some really good deals on coconut products at a supermarket.

    Check out these:

    http://www.edwardandsons.com/ldo_shop_coconut.itml (look for Organic Cream Coconut)

    1540 calories in one little box! 2.49$ only!

    In other words it's a great source of saturated fats without the nasty PUFA's which I'm avoiding.

    Can I eat one of those a day? They look like they'll make really good ice cream bars. Got one in the fridge right now.
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    The fats in coconut are good for energy and lauric acid gets turned to monolaurin so it has some utility. The problems I can see are that they can really only be used for energy and don't serve all of the important functions of palmitic acid so I think that it is better to have a combination of good animal fats and coconut. Also I dislike using too much food without micronutrients. It expends nutrients to digest and metabolize without replenishing nutrients. I get about 300 calories a day from coconut but couldn't see any more being desirable. It's definitely a good thing to include but a more varied approach is probably better.

    Also I seem to have troubles with dessicated coconut that isn't ground up to powder. Coconut chips might be better properly chewed but I haven't tried them.
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    So even if I eat tons of it, it won't get stored as fats? That's what I've been hearing. So if I eat 1500 cals from it, say in one sitting, will my body go berserk with energy? O.o
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    I just had a piece of that thing... it's like a coconut candy bar. Heavenly. I only wish it stayed solid in room temperature.
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    I buy those a lot..I make a sort of "custard/chunky" type of dessert out of them...really yummy! They are sort of insanely high in calories though (good thing I don't really count calories lol)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rphlslv View Post
    will my body go berserk with energy? O.o
    The one time I dared to drink a can of FF coconut milk along with several teaspoons of coconut oil, the effects weren't unlike drinking several shots of espresso.
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    This calls for an experiment then!

    What about all the fiber in coconut? Is it bad?
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    Not necessarily a bad thing if it is crushed up properly and chewed thoroughly. Shredded coconut is best when shredded to near flour consistency and the flakes look like they just need a little chew action.

    In other news I have just consumed a package of creamed coconut. 1200 calories of mostly fat. Buzz buzz buzz buzz!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stabby View Post
    Not necessarily a bad thing if it is crushed up properly and chewed thoroughly. Shredded coconut is best when shredded to near flour consistency and the flakes look like they just need a little chew action.

    In other news I have just consumed a package of creamed coconut. 1200 calories of mostly fat. Buzz buzz buzz buzz!
    Damn you beat me! I only ate 2 oz of it, saving the rest for another day. Sooo glad I decided to try it.
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    Hot damn...I'm getting some right away!

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