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Coconut Oil & Weight Loss

Discussion in 'The Epi-Paleo Diet' started by Frank Kaplan, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. I've been eating quite a lot of coconut oil - and plenty of Coconut Manna. I've been losing weight - especially with a lot of seafood and very low carbs.

    I just read this on Hyperlipid and how eating it can cause an increase in blood insulin levels (albeit for chow fed lab rats) was curious about anyone's take on it:

    Anyone reading Chris or Emma's blogs will realise that aspirin, and possibly other related salycilates from plants, cause the pancreas the secrete extra insulin. Avoid. Gluten and wheat germ agglutinin (both from wheat, barley and rye) are (or contain) insulin mimetics, avoid. Casein stimulates insulin secretion, avoid. Pharmaceutical NSAID probably do the same as salycilates, avoid if possible.

    Coconut oil is interesting. It has a reputation for assisting weight loss, but if gavaged in to the stomach of a chow fed lab rat it will decrease blood glucose and increase blood insulin levels. You don't want to increase your insulin levels if you want to loose weight. There are other plus and minus sides to coconut oil, but I'd keep life simple and avoid it.

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