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Old 08-29-2013, 05:42   #11
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Think I'll try that tomorrow!

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Try this for a coconut flour pancake: mix 2-3 T coconut flour with heavy cream to get a smooth paste, then stir in 2 eggs. Whisk the lumps out. Add a little cinnamon and/or vanilla if you like. Fry in lots of butter. I have that for breakfast 2-3 times a month and really enjoy it. I don't use any sweeteners, but if you do, you could add that too.
As discussed in another thread, this "coconut flour" stuff is not really a good food. It is very high carb. In fact, it is really not coconut flour at all which sounds like it should mean just finely ground coconut (meat).

Actually, it's ground up coconut stearin. When you squeeze the liquid out of the coconut flesh, leaving the fiber behind, you get coconut "milk". This is coconut olein (oil) and coconut stearin (solids) together. People eat the whole coconut milk and the oil, but the stearin, if isolated, is pretty much a waste product. This is the thing they've dried, ground up and marketed as "coconut flour".

It is very high carb and not really an appropriate food, certainly not on LC/HF. I thinking to try just getting fresh, dry and non-sweetened coconut flesh and grind it to flour (if that's possible) and see how that works. In terms of nutrients, it is a far better food.

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I think this is a dumb question, but you don't know until you ask, right?

I ask because DH has a problem with an artery. I make bread and desserts with almond flour, and the recipes I use all contain 3/4 cup almond flour which means, according to my calculations, 68 almonds per batch and with 6 to 12 servings per recipe, that would be between 6 and 12 almonds per serving. Other than the almond flour, we have stopped eating nuts because of the cost.

My question is, does poly-sat fat, as in almonds, show up on a lipid panel as high triglycerides and/or cholesterol, or does it go under the radar and go directly to the arteries? Any input would be appreciated.

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OK, I think I was wrong. Coconut flour isn't made from the stearin. Rather, its made from the coconut meat after both the olein and the stearin have been squeezed out. It's basically coconut meat devoid of its most important components.

In any case, it contains more grams of digestible carbohydrate (21g) than either fat (15g) or protein (18g) along with 38g of fiber. I'm still curious if it would be possible to make some kind of usable "flour" from coconut without removing (and SELLING) the best parts first.

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I think this is a dumb question, but you don't know until you ask, right?

I ask because DH has a problem with an artery. I make bread and desserts with almond flour, and the recipes I use all contain 3/4 cup almond flour which means, according to my calculations, 68 almonds per batch and with 6 to 12 servings per recipe, that would be between 6 and 12 almonds per serving. Other than the almond flour, we have stopped eating nuts because of the cost.

My question is, does poly-sat fat, as in almonds, show up on a lipid panel as high triglycerides and/or cholesterol, or does it go under the radar and go directly to the arteries? Any input would be appreciated.
I don't know if this is exactly what you were asking but it sounds pretty positive.

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After much searching, I found this article. What happens to the fat we eat?

According to this, a higher HDL can help clear out the arteries. Don't know whether the article is true or not, but if so, I have to find out how to increase HDL and lower LDL.

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After much searching, I found this article. What happens to the fat we eat?

According to this, a higher HDL can help clear out the arteries. Don't know whether the article is true or not, but if so, I have to find out how to increase HDL and lower LDL.
Raise HDL and lower Triglycerides. LDL is OK

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After much searching, I found this article. What happens to the fat we eat?

According to this, a higher HDL can help clear out the arteries. Don't know whether the article is true or not, but if so, I have to find out how to increase HDL and lower LDL.
It's always difficult to determine what is good info and not so good info on the internet, but I followed your link and there are 5 ads for one product to "help lower cholesterol" surrounding that article, so that would make me question who wrote it. The one I posted for you seemed to have a lot of valid information. The other places I would search would be webmd and mayoclinic.

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Thank you, Diana.

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Sounds like red wine and fish oil. But I've heard some negative things about fish oil lately, that it doesn't prevent heart attacks and raises prostate cancer risk. Prostate cancer runs in DH's family, so I'll try the wine and hope for the best. Thank you.

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Yep, this is the truth of the matter, despite the fact that your doc may squawk about the LDL (ours still does).




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