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Is Coconut Oil Healthier Than Butter?

By Brierley Wright, August 17, 2012 - 1:21pm

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Brierley asks: Have you replaced butter with coconut oil?

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my husband has had two quad bypasses and 5 stents and we use grape seed oil and EVOO for cooking and butter sparingly. Canola oil is really unhealthy because of the way it is processed with chemicals that are exptremely toxic.

Anonymous

05/06/2014 - 9:28pm

Been using coconut milk and yoghurt. My cholesterol was higher than it has ever been before (luckily still within acceptable range). However that was total cholesterol. My next trip to the doctor I'm going to ask for another blood test with the break down of HDL and LDL and see what the ratio is. Will be interesting.

Anonymous

05/06/2014 - 7:44pm

What about riceoil? I replaced butter for riceoil.

Anonymous

05/06/2014 - 4:55pm

Who financed your research??

Anonymous

05/06/2014 - 3:26pm

No but I did replace the margarine with butter. I cook with olive oil and use a little butter to flavor. My aunt's doctor recommended the coconut oil for her when she had cancer. Something to do with anti-inflamitory properties.

Anonymous

05/06/2014 - 2:09pm

I haven't replaced butter with coconut oil but I am wondering what your take on grape seed oil is?

Anonymous

05/06/2014 - 1:25pm

Oh and with coconut oil, it is great for the eyes and skin. It seems to be like apple cider vinegar -- good for a lot of things!!

shcarroll2001

05/06/2014 - 1:22pm

I have replaced olive oil with coconut oil in cooking when I am cooking on high heat. I read that olive oil is unhealthy when used in cooking on high heat. Is that the case?

I did replace butter with organic ghee but that is because of a dairy issue.

shcarroll2001

05/06/2014 - 1:20pm

You lost me at "canola oil." I will be doing exactly opposite of what is recommended in this article.

Anonymous

05/06/2014 - 12:42pm

It bakes well and does not have any funky taste. cookies made with veg oils can take on a flavor that is just not great. but since they are healthier I mix the two successfully. if I want a touch of butter flavor a teaspoon of clarified butter does it. Have I beaten the fat out of my cookies- no - but I feel better about them . I continue to play with ratios and get good results

Anonymous

04/30/2014 - 2:44pm

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