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Coconut Oil and Blood Sugar

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 07, 2011 at 7:07 PM

I use coconut oil daily and was wondering if it can impact post-prandial blood sugar readings either positively or negatively? I ask because my understanding is that it is available for energy quicker and is processed by the body differently than other fats. So I was wondering if anyone noticed higher or lower post-prandials -- or no difference at all -- when using coconut oil in a meal versus olive oil or butter.

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on October 08, 2011
at 10:35 AM

"it is available for energy quicker and is processed by the body differently than other fats"

This is due to the medium chain fatty acids.

http://thirdplanetfood.com/tidbits/?p=392

In relation to the insulin (dont have access to the whole article)

"MCTs improved several features contributing to enhanced insulin sensitivity."

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0958694606001609

This on talks about the fat loss properties

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12634436

Probably not a great answer.

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on October 08, 2011
at 02:00 AM

It can boost adiponectin production which can improve insulin sensitivity, but don't expect it to work miracles. It's a great cooking fat, that's for sure.

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on August 29, 2013
at 04:38 PM

I've also read coconut oil can lower blood sugar, that's why its recommended for diabetics, read here about coconut oil and diabetes. I don't know hot exactly it can lower blood sugar, and I suppose there is no scientific evidence to confirm that coconut oil really helps.

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on November 05, 2011
at 11:34 AM

I miss coconut oil. Can't wait to buy a big jug of it next pay check. I've gained two pounds without it.

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