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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Saturated fat kills Candida

This post includes a summary of a study published in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 2001 November; 45(11): 3209–3212 and a recipe for baked eggs florentine.

Study title and authors: 
In Vitro Killing of Candida albicans by Fatty Acids and Monoglycerides
Gudmundur Bergsson,1* Jóhann Arnfinnsson,2 Ólafur Steingrímsson,3 and Halldor Thormar1
Eat Fat, Lose Fat: The Healthy Alternative to Trans Fats
Institute of Biology, University of Iceland,1 Department of Anatomy, University of Iceland Medical School,2 and Department of Microbiology, National University Hospital,3 Reykjavik, Iceland
*Corresponding author. Mailing address: Institute of Biology, University of Iceland, Grensasvegur 12, 108 Reykjavik, Iceland.

This paper can be accessed at:

The results of the study show that capric acid, a 10-carbon saturated fatty acid, causes the fastest and most effective killing of all three strains of Candida albicans tested. Lauric acid, a 12-carbon saturated fatty acid, was the most active at lower concentrations and after a longer incubation time.

Capric acid and Lauric acid are found in milk fat, butter, palm oil and coconut oil.

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Baked Eggs Florentine

• 1 slice bacon
3 Dozen Fresh Farm Eggs
Food Mall: Eggs
• 1/2 c spinach
• 1/2 c diced tomatoes
• 2 eggs
• Coconut oil

Oil ramekins (small baking bowls) and place them on a cookie sheet. Preheat oven to 350 F.

For each ramekin, tear bacon strip into small pieces and place in the bottom of ramekin.

Add baby spinach, then tomatoes. Pepper to taste.

Crack the eggs over the top (do not break yokes). Place ramekins (on the cookie sheet) in the oven and bake for 12-14 minutes.

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