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Would coconut oil counteract PUFA

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 05, 2012 at 6:44 AM

Probably derived from cooked (and as a result rancid) vegetable oil, canola oil, safflower, and such. I can't afford to be so picky about my food anymore. Some events at schools, local clubs, and the church I attend have free food. FREE FOOD. Even though some are gluten and dairy free, they're cooked with PUFA oils. How should I counteract this? I want to be able to get some free food and cut my budget cost.

My plan was to eat a spoonful of coconut oil after every time I eat PUFA laden foods. Of course I will try to resist PUFA foods as much as possible but it's better than nothing.

Would coconut oil successfully counteract PUFA? What is it about coconut oil that counteract PUFAs? (especially already-rancid pufas). Would LouAna (the cheap, refined coconut oil) do the job, though obviously virgin is much better?

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on October 11, 2012
at 01:42 PM

Make that not just confused, but probably just wrong lol...

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on October 11, 2012
at 01:41 PM

sorry, I couldn't find anything, and that probably means I;m confused :) FWIW I emailed Ray Peat about coconut oil and pufas and he thought co-ingestion would be mildly protective (something about the pufas not being able to reach teh mitochondria where they would 'inhibit respiration'...

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on October 05, 2012
at 11:22 PM

Well, the crazies tend to choke down multiple tablespoons (a couple ounces) daily. Congrats on not being a crazy. ;)

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on October 05, 2012
at 08:30 PM

I see, in that case I guess free PUFA laden foods isn't an option at all. Do you have sources?

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

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on October 05, 2012
at 08:29 PM

How'd you come up with that? I never gave you any statistics. I don't eat that much coconut oil. A $10 worth lasts over a month. No way am I spending $90 on coconut oil a month.

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on October 05, 2012
at 04:38 PM

At 3-4 tbsp a day, that's $2-3. That, in addition to your regular budget, is enough to buy legit food.

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"If you can afford to eat coconut oil straight, you can afford real food that's not sub-optimal." No. Not really.

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It's a dilemma of die now or die later. Please understand my situation. There is no way I can buy bulks of meat "to save" or shop for the very best.

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B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

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on October 05, 2012
at 07:37 AM

No. Even if it did, more antidote rarely justifies taking more poison.

No food is FREE if it ultimately ends up making you ill and reducing your lifespan.

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

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on October 05, 2012
at 07:56 AM

It's a dilemma of die now or die later. Please understand my situation. There is no way I can buy bulks of meat "to save" or shop for the very best.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on October 05, 2012
at 11:57 AM

I would think that if the sub-optimal free food wasn't the primary component of your diet, then it would be ok. Coconut oil is not a magic elixir though. A couple fish oil capsules would at least balance out a bit of the O6 with O3.

If you can afford to eat coconut oil straight, you can afford real food that's not sub-optimal.

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

(1453)

on October 05, 2012
at 04:22 PM

"If you can afford to eat coconut oil straight, you can afford real food that's not sub-optimal." No. Not really.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on October 05, 2012
at 04:38 PM

At 3-4 tbsp a day, that's $2-3. That, in addition to your regular budget, is enough to buy legit food.

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

(1453)

on October 05, 2012
at 08:29 PM

How'd you come up with that? I never gave you any statistics. I don't eat that much coconut oil. A $10 worth lasts over a month. No way am I spending $90 on coconut oil a month.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on October 05, 2012
at 11:22 PM

Well, the crazies tend to choke down multiple tablespoons (a couple ounces) daily. Congrats on not being a crazy. ;)

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Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

on October 05, 2012
at 12:22 PM

I read somewhere once (but didn't and don't really understand...) that saturated fats carry pufas into the cells when they're ingested together.

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

(1453)

on October 05, 2012
at 08:30 PM

I see, in that case I guess free PUFA laden foods isn't an option at all. Do you have sources?

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

(2934)

on October 11, 2012
at 01:42 PM

Make that not just confused, but probably just wrong lol...

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

(2934)

on October 11, 2012
at 01:41 PM

sorry, I couldn't find anything, and that probably means I;m confused :) FWIW I emailed Ray Peat about coconut oil and pufas and he thought co-ingestion would be mildly protective (something about the pufas not being able to reach teh mitochondria where they would 'inhibit respiration'...

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