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Why is coconut oil strongly inflammatory?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 27, 2013 at 10:05 PM

It has like nothing for the vitamins and minerals, why is it strongly inflammatory, is it because saturated fat is inflammatory or what? I don't get it, I thought this was a health food.

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fats-and-oils/508/2

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on May 01, 2013
at 05:21 AM

Yeah, olive oil seems to be mildly anti-inflammatory for me.

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on April 28, 2013
at 03:55 AM

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22030224 CONCLUSION: Diets that were rich in saturated fatty acids prepared with either PO or CO, and an OO diet that was high in oleic acid, did not alter postprandial or fasting plasma concentrations of tHcy and selected inflammatory markers. This trial was registered at clinicaltrials.gov as NCT00941837.

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on April 28, 2013
at 03:50 AM

half the foods on our paleo template might be considered inflammatory by some schools of thought. Coconut oil has been linked to having beneficial effects on treating and alleviating symptoms of parkinsons and alzheimers i beleive so clearly it isnt causing inflamation in those instances...quite the contrary.

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on April 28, 2013
at 03:24 AM

works good on rats..:)

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on April 28, 2013
at 03:23 AM

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20645831

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on April 28, 2013
at 03:10 AM

refined works well in dishes to which you dont wanna impart that coconutty tanning lotion flavour..:) .. and also for frying (if u do that at all )

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on April 28, 2013
at 03:09 AM

good question not sure- I always like to double check any specific foods on my own from different sources rather than relying on one particular site. Maybe someone will provide an alternate link to a similar site.

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on April 28, 2013
at 02:55 AM

So if nutrition data's inflammation calculator is unreliable then does anyone here have access or now of a more reliable inflammation approximater or possibly a formula we could use to more accurately approximate it ourselves?

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on April 28, 2013
at 02:42 AM

Try refined coconut oil.

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on April 28, 2013
at 01:05 AM

I don't know the answer to it but I personally do not like coconut oil at all (and I LOVE coconuts!). I cannot even stand the smell of it.

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on April 27, 2013
at 10:58 PM

Because saturated fats aren't the cat's meow as paleo adherents like to think they are. Saturated fats are *at best* neutral.

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on April 27, 2013
at 10:43 PM

I suppose it will be strongly inflammatory if you eat a cup of it. I try to stick to about a tbsp per day and other foods will balance it out (hopefully...I don't pay much attention to it).

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on April 27, 2013
at 10:38 PM

I know that omega-3 is anti-inflammatory, and gamma-linolenic acid (type of omega-6) is anti-inflamatory.

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on April 27, 2013
at 10:30 PM

So is it just that monounsaturateds are antiinflammatory or what? I don't understand why this is.

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on April 27, 2013
at 10:24 PM

Goose and duck fat might be a good anti-inflammatory alternative to coconut oil. It's also cheaper (where I am anyway). I've never really understood the fascination with coconut oil.

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on April 27, 2013
at 10:17 PM

Thanks for the n=1 Dan, out of curiosity, do you respond differently to extra virgin olive oil?

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on April 27, 2013
at 10:15 PM

I'm not sure, but for me, that's actually pretty accurate. I have rheumatoid arthritis, and eating coconut oil makes my joints flare up like crazy.

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89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

on April 28, 2013
at 01:16 AM

our very own "Stabby raccoon" ..submitted an answer here.. :) so props to him. I think you cant take everything you read on nutrition data as gospel. Seems theyre wrong or misleading and often ill informed about alot of things.

https://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread12823.html

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on April 28, 2013
at 03:24 AM

works good on rats..:)

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

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on April 28, 2013
at 03:23 AM

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20645831

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

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on April 28, 2013
at 03:09 AM

good question not sure- I always like to double check any specific foods on my own from different sources rather than relying on one particular site. Maybe someone will provide an alternate link to a similar site.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10979)

on April 28, 2013
at 02:55 AM

So if nutrition data's inflammation calculator is unreliable then does anyone here have access or now of a more reliable inflammation approximater or possibly a formula we could use to more accurately approximate it ourselves?

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on April 28, 2013
at 03:55 AM

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22030224 CONCLUSION: Diets that were rich in saturated fatty acids prepared with either PO or CO, and an OO diet that was high in oleic acid, did not alter postprandial or fasting plasma concentrations of tHcy and selected inflammatory markers. This trial was registered at clinicaltrials.gov as NCT00941837.

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on September 16, 2013
at 03:53 PM

There's one possible reason below, but check out this 2010 study that showed some anti-infammatory/analgesic and antipyretic properties of VCO (virgin coconut oil).

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20645831

FYI- "Nutrition Data" is owned by Conde Nast (hence all the Self magazine banners everywhere), and the data base is no longer kept up, so not all info is accurate.

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