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Old 11-06-2014, 19:12   #1
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I've been thinking about picking up some coconut oil lately to introduce more fat into my diet. All this shopping around for the right coconut oil got me thinking about forum land. So here we go.
What type and brand coconut oil do you use?
Organic? Extra virgin? I'm sure there are many more varieties.
What do you hope to accomplish?
Have you seen any improvements in your health? How much do you consume a day?
Finally, how do you take your? Stir in some coffee, cook your food in it?
So here's your chance to tell us about your coconut use. Please comment, educate or simply entertain, what ever you wish. Thank you.

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I buy coconut oil by the gallon from here

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Depends on application.

For coffee/tea I use LoAna brand since it has no taste to me.

For cooking with stir fry I use spectra brand because it has a coconut taste to me.

In coffee I use 1/4 cup per 40 oz mug.

Cooking...1-2 tbls.

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Tropical Traditions has some great products. The best for coconut milk and coconut cream. I use the coconut oil for baking and it adds so much flavor when pan frying steak and sauteing veggies. Hubby is now hooked on having his steaks and onions cooked with coconut oil.

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I use refined in my coffee (no taste). Unrefined for cooking and on my skin.

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I buy Nutiva brand extra virgin by the 4 gallon case, go thru 2 cases a year. 3-5 tablespoons in 2 cups of coffee, use to stir fry things, make coconut oil candies, and I like the coconut taste. It is not all that strong of a taste to me. I do occasionally get the LouAnn brand at Walmart to leave at work for use in coffee and hot tea because I'm too lazy to take the container home and refill it to take back to work.

Watch the weather in the Phillipines, typhoons last year made it hard to get for a little while. Really hurt the coconut crop.

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I go for price, but extra virgin coconut oil has a distinct flavor and aroma, so you have to be able to tolerate it. If you want to ease in, start with Trader Joe's $5.99 for a pint jar of extra virgin coconut oil. If you like it and tolerate it well, then you can get a big tub of it from Costco for a good price, and online even cheaper (personally I won't order food items online which are available locally--it just seems wrong).

When you try coconut oil, START SMALL as it can be a gut irritant until you get used to it. Start with 1/2 to 1 teaspoon a day and build up from there.

Supposedly, 3 Tbps/day is neuroprotective. I find it had to get that much. I put 1 tbsp. in my coffee in the morning (use a frother to mix it so I don't have to drink an oil slick), and try to cook with it throughout the day. I rarely get in all 3 TBSP.

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I have no problem with tolerance and am even trying to make me an energy gel out of CO for long bike rides. But good advice to start out slow and build up.

I order on-line because better price on volume. Buying local for me does nothing but benefit all the middle men. Haven't found the first coconut grove in Arkansas or surrounding states.

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Two words:

Fat.

Bomb.

I suggest you pop over to amazon and read some of the reviews for The Coconut Oil Miracle. This stuff is amazing. What I want to accomplish is health...but getting a great complexion from it is not a bad second place win either.

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I use 2 tablespoons in my 16 oz coffee (along with 1 tablespoon butter, no cream) in the morning and 2 more tablespoons in 70 sec bread that I eat for lunch (the CO replaces the cheese in the recipe). I buy some overpriced ($16/32 oz) Nature's Way virgin organic CO from Amazon. I like the coconut flavor, myself, and no side effects from 4 tablespoons.

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