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Old 07-11-2012, 09:34 PM   #1
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Coconut Oil

So it's good to fry food and use in baking, but why do some ingest it just because, like in their coffee?
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:22 PM   #2
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Trying to bump up the fat ratio in their diet, thinking CO has some nutritional/health benefit, wanting their coffee to keep them full longer, just liking the taste, or some combination of the above, is my guess.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:52 AM   #3
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It supposedly helps with yeast die off as well.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:54 AM   #4
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Coconut oil has a lot of benefits.
This is off livestrong:
Coconut Oil

Coconut oil can be a valuable addition to anyone's diet, but especially for someone wanting to burn more fat naturally. Most types of fats are long-chain triglycerides, composed of six to 12 carbon chains. The more carbon chains, the more difficult it is for the body to digest. As a result, the body often stores LCT fats. Unlike LCTs, coconut oil is composed of medium-chain triglycerides that quickly break down in the body. These MCTs are readily absorbed for energy while promoting the metabolism of LCTs. It might seem contrary to consume fat to burn fat. You might assume MCTs would increase your cholesterol levels, but a study performed by the University of Kerala, in India, found coconut oil actually lowered "bad" cholesterol levels.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:07 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Catherine_G View Post
So it's good to fry food and use in baking, but why do some ingest it just because, like in their coffee?
Not "just because". Some of us are ingesting because of the benefits we get from it. Coconut oil is very healthy!!
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:16 AM   #6
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Let me just warn you that if you do start taking coconut oil to start with a small dose, I restarted CO yesterday after an absence and took 1 Tablespoon in the morning, an hour later I was doubled over with the most painful cramps I've ever had! I was rushing to the bathroom every 1/2 hour clearing out my insides in a most liquid way, seriously it was painful, stinky and gross! I took 1 TEAspoon this morning and feel fine, I will take another teaspoon later on tonight. There are tons of benefits of coconut oil. I give my autistic pretty much non verbal son 1t in the morning and 1t at night and his speech has tripled since I started (4 days ago), he's also smiling and more lively.

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Old 07-12-2012, 09:20 AM   #7
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Yeah, and too much too soon can also cause severe nausea. I've made the mistake of making fried eggs with 2 tb of coconut oil and about 1 hour later started throwing up. I was nauseated for the next 10 hours. This has happened to me another time taking CO before. I think using a little at first is definitely best!

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Old 07-12-2012, 09:54 AM   #8
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I started with 1 tsp split between two cups of coffee (1/2 tsp each). I added more gradually seeing how my body reacted before moving on. I'm now up to 1T split between cups ( 1.5 tsp each) and it's working well. I don't think I'll add more in my coffee. I'll have to figure out a way to get more elsewhere.
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