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    Why coconut over other "nuts"?

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    I know coconut isn't technically a nut, but anyway... I've noticed that coconut (and coconut products) are super similar to macadamia (and macadamia products) nutritionally, apart from the trade-off of saturated to monosaturated fat. Why do people tend to feel they should limit the latter, but feel ok going bananas with the former?

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    Because some people have an irrational fear of natural occuring PUFA even when it comes in a form shown to promote health.

    If your relatively low carb (as I have seen you post) with a healthy liver then naturally occurring PUFA is a non-issue.

    If however your pounding various sugars, especially fructose, well lets just say PUFA and fructose don't play nice together in your body.

    Check out how high nuts/seeds rank on this chart for nutrient density! http://ketopia.com/nutrient-density-...lalonde-ahs12/
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    Coconuts are tropical, which means the fat composition is mostly saturated. Other nuts contain fats that go rancid when in your body(which is a warm 98.7 degrees)

    Other nuts contain some vitamin E, which helps to a limited extent to protect against the harmful affects of PUFA.
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    macadamias have almost no pufa, though, so why is that an issue?

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    It's not. Macadamias have far and away the best fat profile of any of the true nuts. But they're costy. If you have access to an affordable supply, chow down.

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    Coconut has lauric acid which is very similar to mother's milk.
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    macadamia prices got me weeping while a whole fresh coconut can go for a dollar fifty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckhammer View Post
    Because some people have an irrational fear of natural occuring PUFA even when it comes in a form shown to promote health.

    If your relatively low carb (as I have seen you post) with a healthy liver then naturally occurring PUFA is a non-issue.

    If however your pounding various sugars, especially fructose, well lets just say PUFA and fructose don't play nice together in your body.

    Check out how high nuts/seeds rank on this chart for nutrient density! Nutrient Density: Sticking To The Essentials - Mathieu Lalonde (AHS12) - Ketopia
    That Matt Lalonde video is such crap.

    Look at the nutrition breakdown of macadamia nuts, an entire cup (1000cal) has only 100% of thiamin and Manganese, there is nothing else even over 50%. How is that nutrient dense? Plus nuts have them darned antinutriants so who knows how much stuff you are actually absorbing. Nuts are pretty pointless i unless you are in love with unsaturated fat.

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    Because I am allergic to tree nuts

    Not allergic to coconut, a drupe, though.


    But to answer your question, I think coconut product is more widely available. I have seen coconut oil, in both buttery and spray form. Coconut sugar. Coconut flour. Ever see all that in macadamia nut version? You get the gist.
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    Superior fatty acid profile + extremely cheap compared to other nuts like macadamia with better O3-O6 ratios.
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