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coconut milk and cholesterol

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created March 21, 2013 at 5:18 AM

I am very new to the Paleo diet (only about two weeks) and wanted to know if coconut milk really does help you lose fat?!? I thought it was high in cholesterol and increases your LDL level! I am allergic to almonds so almond milk is out. Could someone please clear this up for me.

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on March 21, 2013
at 07:13 PM

There could be reasonable debate over the second part of your answer, but with regards to the actual question, the first part is the clincher. Definitely no cholesterol in coconuts: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3113/2

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on March 21, 2013
at 07:12 PM

There could be reasonable debate over the second part of your answer, but with regards to the actual question, the first part is the clincher. [Definitely no cholesterol in coconuts](http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3113/2).

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on March 21, 2013
at 05:41 AM

One of the most important things to know for the paleo diet is that for about 75% of the population, **eating cholesterol does not raise your cholesterol**. Actually this is one of the most important things to know about diet period.

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on March 21, 2013
at 05:48 AM

Cholesterol is only found in animals, not plants, so there is none in coconut. And dietary cholesterol does not raise cholesterol in the blood. Dietary cholesterol is actually very good to consume, especially for hormone function.

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on March 21, 2013
at 07:13 PM

There could be reasonable debate over the second part of your answer, but with regards to the actual question, the first part is the clincher. Definitely no cholesterol in coconuts: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3113/2

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on March 21, 2013
at 07:12 PM

There could be reasonable debate over the second part of your answer, but with regards to the actual question, the first part is the clincher. [Definitely no cholesterol in coconuts](http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3113/2).

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on August 28, 2013
at 07:54 PM

The problem with Milk substitute is that they are -very often- processed products, look at the list of ingredients and you will find there are a lot of stuff in there that sound a bit too chemical to me.

I got rid of anything Milk but I use Coconut oil to cook.

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on August 28, 2013
at 02:01 PM

If you are comparing coconut milk to almond milk, I am sure you are talking about that sugary concoction as a milk substitute, and not actual pure coconut milk. The added sugars can affect your cholesterol, but it will not have cholesterol in it.

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on August 28, 2013
at 01:46 PM

I've read some article which claims it's vice versa, coconut milk can reduce cholesterol levels and its recommended for people with a high cholesterol. Here is some info about coconut milk and cholesterol. I don't know if there is any scientific background behind that fact though.

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