Organic Coconut Oil Prescott Valley AZ

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.

Prescott Farmers Market
(928) 713-1227
Yavapai College; 1100 E. Sheldon Street (Main parking lot)
Prescott, AZ
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Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
County
Yavapai

Magpie Natural Food Co-op & Buying Club
(928) 778-5880?
500 W Gurley St
Prescott, AZ
 
Salsa De Border
(928) 634-3363
9 South 10th Street
Clarkdale, AZ
 
Tiger Moon Wellness Clinic Chiropractor
(928) 778-1554
412 N Washington Ave
Prescott, AZ
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Acupuncturist, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer

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Cynthia L Aron
(928) 771-3377
3212 N Windsong Dr,# 200
Prescott Valley, AZ
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Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Cottonwood Farmers Market
(928) 639-3200
Main St. in Old Town Historic District
Cottonwood, AZ
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Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July-October Thursdays, 5:00 p.m.-dark
County
Yavapai

Prescott Natural Foods
(928) 778-5875?
330 W Gurley Street
Prescott, AZ
 
Mount Hope Foods Naturally
(928) 634-8251?
853 S Main St
Cottonwood, AZ
 
Kachina Healing Center
(928) 759-2612
3103 Clearwater Dr
Prescott, AZ
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Nutritionist, Massage Practitioner

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Balanced Nutrition Inc
(928) 710-3314
PO Box 10414
Prescott, AZ
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Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
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Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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