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The Blood Type Diet Archives Volume 15

Palm oil

Posted By: Bob L (O-)
Date: Thursday, 22 February 2001, at 1:19 a.m.

In Response To: Palm oil OK? (Vicki P. (O+))

Palm oil, along with coconut oil have been much maligned due to their high saturated fat content (about 50%) which old school doctors and nutritionists say is bad for your heart. However, the polyunsaturated fats found in other vegetable oils, which they claim are good for you, are much more easily oxidized in the body due to the double bonds in the molecular carbon chain. These oxygen free radicals react with other lipids and cholesterol in the bloodstream forming sticky arterial plaque. Saturated fats, such as those found in palm oil are not easily oxidized and take longer to become rancid. In short, they are safer to use as food.

However, D'Adamo says coconut oil is bad for all types except type O non-secretors. This is, I believe, due to the presence of a problematic lectin. Palm oil, to my knowledge, has not been evaluated in regard to bloodtype and so its status is unknown. Unknown items can be avoided in order to play it safe, or they can be regarded as neutral and eaten occasionally until new information or personal experience indicate otherwise. Type A's generally do better on a lower fat diet, so high quantities of any fat should be avoided by them.

Bob L

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  • Palm oil OK?
    Vicki P. (O+) -- Wednesday, 21 February 2001, at 11:44 p.m.
    • Palm oil
      Bob L (O-) -- Thursday, 22 February 2001, at 1:19 a.m.

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