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Old 02-06-2008, 07:22 AM   #1
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Question Coconut Oil

Does anyone know anything about Coconut Oil? I have read a great deal of positive things on the net about coconut oil, but it used to have such a bad rap so I am wondering what changed?

Thanks for your input.

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Old 02-06-2008, 09:58 AM   #2
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Re: Coconut Oil

Nothing changed. Coconut oil was never bad for you. It was all based on the bunk hypothesis that saturated fat is bad for you, which is coincidentally also not quite that simple. It's a very good addition to your diet.
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:18 AM   #3
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Re: Coconut Oil

Where can you get the stuff? I've never seen it for sale.
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:32 AM   #4
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It was all based on the bunk hypothesis that saturated fat is bad for you, which is coincidentally also not quite that simple.
But watch out for transfats, oooooga booga booga..
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:48 AM   #5
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Re: Coconut Oil

I use it all the time. The best place to get it is from an Asian market. Its a little pricey. But my wife who is Asian buys coconut milk put it in the fridge for a few hours then open the oil solidifies on the top. You dont need much.
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:00 AM   #6
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Re: Coconut Oil

I bought some that came in a tub made by Jarrow from Whole Foods. It's in the vitamin section...not the oil section...I don't remember off the top of my head how much it was but it's expensive....I can see this tub lasting a while though... except for the fact that I made kelly's bars with it and that was a lot of coconut oil
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:22 PM   #7
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Re: Coconut Oil

I did purchase coconut oil a while ago and have been using it in cooking. It adds a very nice taste and you really don't need much of it. I got something called "Nutiva" Organic Extract Virgin Coconut Oil. It doesn't require refrigeration and is solid at room temperature. The side of the jar says Coconut oil is cholesterol free and contains medium chain good fats with 50%-55% Lauric Acid a healthy nutrient that supports the metabolism.

I first started reading about coconut oil on Dr. Mercola's website.

Anyone have any idea how much 1 zone fat block is? I imagine 1/3 tsp.

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Old 02-06-2008, 02:26 PM   #8
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Re: Coconut Oil

I use the same kind, Elizabeth. Love it lots...you're right about the flavor, it makes anything I eat pret-ty tasty. It seems I go through it pretty slowly tho. I've had the same jar out on my counter for at least 4 months (it's the largest Nutiva sells). I do have to read a lot more about it though. I think the stuff on the side of the jar sells well, but I'm not sure how it fits into the larger scheme of trying to balance out different types of fats. But again, I have to read more. Anybody have any input?
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:35 PM   #9
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Re: Coconut Oil

From the Weston A. Price Foundation: A New Look at Coconut Oil. WSF
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:35 AM   #10
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My boss loves the stuff! He spreads it on his toast @ breakfast, cooks some things on a griddle with a little, he even put it on his wart on his hand for about 2 weeks, and the darn thing fell off! He's getting his masters in Hollistic (sp?) medicine, so he must be learning something?
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