I haven't been able to find this answer anywhere yet.
Since Coconuts are a Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT), they move through the blood VERY quickly. Does this type of fat NOT make the blood sluggish and hold sugar in (like Long Chain Triglycerides, which include all nut fats, avocado, and most oils including olive oil, NOT including palm oil, which is also an MCT).
I want to know if coconut oil and ANYTHING coconut is okay (the exception) to add more than %10 on a LFRV diet because the fat is a MCT.
Where are my coconut experts!! :)
do you think maybe it promotes insulin secretion from the pancreas because the body has detected an elevated level of glucose in the blood due to the insulin being unable to bind to the glucose to draw it into the cells because the coconut oil has coast both the insulin and the glucose molecules?
I think this just means we should be drinking more coconut water.
This is an interesting question, and one I've been hoping to get the answer to for a long time. Unsuccessfully. I've read from several sources that when ingested, MCT's go straight from the digestive system to the liver via the portal vein, and bypass systemic circulation, and they are metabolized in the liver. This, to me, implies that this type of fat might have a different effect on insulin sensitivity than other types of fat, which might enter systemic circulation. But not being an expert on this, I've yet to fully understand this, or have it verified by a trusted source.
Thanks for your replies guys! I hope to get many more and hopefully figure this out once and for all :)
Etra Virgin Cold Pressed Coconut Oil is used to boost metabolism and reduce excess body fat. Not to mention it helps to restore a slow thyroid. Google it.... loads of good info.
Extra not Etra
Although my main question is if it moves through the blood stream like sugar does as an MCT, and is it okay to have an abundance of coconuts (fat, oil, water) because of this with the LFHC/LFRV lifestyle. Is coconut fat the exception?
Why don't you measure your blood sugar levels after eating a bunch of coconut oil and eating a large meal of fruit? You can see for yourself. MCTs may be shorter chains but that does not mean they absorb as fast as sugar!
It's an oil by composition because it lacks oxygen and has fatty acids attached to a glycerol molecule.
You can also experiment by eating a lot of coconut oil one day and seeing how you feel in a workout right after compared to a meal of fruits and vegetables... ;)
Ah yes, great idea Eli! and good info, insight :)
would be a good experiment to do.
please let us know your results!
me too!! that's why I want to know if in excess amount will mess with sugar absorption into the cells :)