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Ghee or Coconut oil?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 10, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Hi, wondering which is better for losing weight? Can both get you fat adapted? Does the body think both are the same when ingested? Im so confused? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

when I mentioned fat adapted, I mean ketosis. sorry about any confusion

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on July 10, 2012
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on July 10, 2012
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If by fat adapted you are referring to ketosis (I'm not completely sure so I'm assuming) then coconut oil would actually be better for this. The two fats are not treated exactly the same when ingested, since coconut oil has a greater quantity of medium chain triglycerides than ghee. These medium chain fats are turned into ketones at a greater rate than long chain fats.

This has been written about a bit on the perfect health diet website:

...if you eat a lot of coconut oil (which is 58% short-chain fats), you deliver a lot of fat to the liver for disposal. The disposal process for fat is conversion to acetyl CoA followed by either burning in the TCA cycle or conversion to ketones.

As far as which will be better for weight loss, they're both pretty much calorically equal so it matters which promotes greater satiety. In this context, since ketosis sometimes decreases appetite, I think coconut oil will be better for weight loss. Coconut oil also has supposed metabolism boosting properties, but this effect is small and short lived, so don't count on it.

So both are good, but my vote is coconut. Hope this helped.

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on July 10, 2012
at 10:59 PM

Up-voted because this answer is picture perfect.

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on July 10, 2012
at 10:53 PM

thank you! This is very helpful

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on July 10, 2012
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I'm a coconut oil fan, as it seems to have fewer drawbacks and digests better, as far as I can tell. Not a technical answer, I realize.

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