Organic Coconut Oil Lubbock TX

Coconut oil, which is the fat in coconut milk, has gotten a bad rap for its high saturated fat content. Lately, though, it’s been making a nutritional comeback. Read on to gain more information on coconut oil.

Apple Country Farmers Market
(806) 781-1752
1922 Avenue A
Lubbock, TX
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Monday- Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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Lubbock

Pullen's Produce
(806) 928-3318
Lubbock, TX
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Lubbock, TX
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Alternative Food Coop
(806) 747-8740?
2611 Boston Ave
Lubbock, TX
 
Total Tea
(806) 773-4844
7601 Prentiss Ave
Lubbock, TX
 
Apple Country Farmers Market II
(806) 781-1752
6009 45th Street
Lubbock, TX
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Covered : No
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WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
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Monday- Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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Lubbock

South Plains Food Bank GRUB Farm
(806) 763-3003
Lubbock, TX
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Idalou, TX
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Muscle-Tech
(806) 749-7867?
2422 Broadway St Ste B
Lubbock, TX
 
Harlan O L Wright, DO
(806) 794-9632
4903 82nd St Ste 50
Lubbock, TX
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Internal Medicine, Nutrition
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Medical School: Coll Osteo Phys & Surgs Of Los Angeles, Los Angeles (Now Allopathic)
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Coconut Conundrum
Q Are foods made with coconut oil bad for me?

A
If you feel guilty every time you indulge in a tasty Thai curry, you can put your mind at ease. Coconut oil, which is the fat in coconut milk, has gotten a bad rap for its high saturated fat content. Lately, though, it’s been making a nutritional comeback.

While the fat it contains is mostly saturated, recent research suggests it’s not as likely to raise cholesterol as was previously thought. (Earlier studies were mainly done on the partially hydrogenated form of the oil, which causes trouble for arteries because of the trans fatty acids it contains.) One type of fatty acid it contains, lauric acid, is one of the immunoprotective substances in mother’s milk.

Lauric acid is also metabolized more quickly than other saturated fats, which means it spends less time hanging around in the bloodstream. “It’s used by the body for energy right away, instead of being stored as fat,” says Thomas Rogers, a naturopathic physician in Seattle who counsels patients on nutrition.

What’s more, pure coconut oil is lower in calories than most other oils, containing only 6.8 per gram rather than 9, says Fran McCullough, author of The Good Fat Cookbook.

Those calories can still add up to a lot of saturated fat, though, and as nutritionists like to remind us, we should keep consumption to a minimum. So it’s best to go easy, limiting saturated fat to no more than 10 percent of your total daily calories. (A typical Thai curry will put you over that limit, but for most people, indulging now and again is okay.)

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