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Old 09-09-2011, 18:27   #1
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My husband put my coconut oil in the refrigerator and now it is hard to get any out. Is it okay to store it not refrigerated now?

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Yes -- I store it on the counter for months at a time. One of the merits of saturated fat!

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When the weather got real hot and my CO started to become a liquid I decided to put it in the fridge. Bad idea, it was so hard I couldn't even get a metal spoon in it. I now store it in the pantry.

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Yes it is stable at room temperature and also at high cooking temperatures.

Straight from the fridge though it reminds me of a wax candle!

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In the cold months, mine stays solid even outside of the fridge. I place a large metal spoon on the burner flame for a minute or two and then use that to scoop it out easily.

As others have mentioned, CO is stable at room temperature (or even higher) and does not change or become rancid for about two years at least.

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You folks should look in your arteries you will find a lot of your coconut oil there.....

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You folks should look in your arteries you will find a lot of your coconut oil there.....
What do you know about CO that we don't. Please share

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Coconut oil consists largely of a certain type of saturated fatty acid. One tablespoon of coconut oil contains 117 calories and 13.6 grams of sat fat.
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Although eating coconut oil in moderation for a short-term diet probably won't harm your health, it may not help you lose weight. And keep in mind that coconut oil actually has more saturated fat than do butter and lard. For successful, long-term weight loss, stick to the basics, an overall healthy-eating plan and exercise. Source
If you are using coconut oil to help control diabetes? Any type of fat will not spike your BG, however, it is converted into energy and needs insulin for that conversion. Insulin supplies the body with energy. You can try everyway in the world to not use insulin , but the end result is, you will use insulin to supply energy to your body or you will die. Every living being on this earth uses insulin even the earth worm….


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Are you saying that everyone has to inject insulin or is it OK if we use the stuff our own body makes?

Please explain the metabolic process where insulin is required to convert Fatty Acids into energy? I am not aware of any such process. I am aware of insulin's role in converting carbohydrates into Fatty Acids and storing them but so far as I understand it is only with reduced levels of insulin that the body is able to use those Fatty Acids as an energy source... the opposite of what you suggest?

Is this your unreferenced source? Mayo Clinic - Weight Loss - Can coconut oil help me lose weight? where it also says...
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...the few research studies that have specifically examined coconut oil — or the type of fatty acids it contains — have shown mixed results for weight loss.
Please correct me but surely "mixed results" implies that in terms of weight loss it works sometimes and others not? Is that the same as when you say "it may not help you lose weight" because surely it is just as logical to say "it may help you lose weight"

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Coconut oil consists largely of a certain type of saturated fatty acid. One tablespoon of coconut oil contains 117 calories and 13.6 grams of sat fat. Although eating coconut oil in moderation for a short-term diet probably won't harm your health, it may not help you lose weight. And keep in mind that coconut oil actually has more saturated fat than do butter and lard. For successful, long-term weight loss, stick to the basics, an overall healthy-eating plan and exercise. If you are using coconut oil to help control diabetes? Any type of fat will not spike your BG, however, it is converted into energy and needs insulin for that conversion. Insulin supplies the body with energy. You can try everyway in the world to not use insulin , but the end result is, you will use insulin to supply energy to your body or you will die. Every living being on this earth uses insulin even the earth worm….
First of all, I suggest you read a few articles about MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides) before making any direct comparison between coconut oil and other saturated fats, like butter, etc. I eat them all and have nothing against any of them, but MCTs are VERY different, follow a completely different metabolic pathway in the body and have very different effects. No need to go into details, you can read about it yourself.

Second, slight correction, insulin is NOT required to convert fats to energy. It is only required to convert GLUCOSE to energy. That's kind of the whole point of addressing this condition by swapping out carbs for fats. Diabetes is some combination of the pancreas not producing enough insulin and/or the body's cells not responding correctly to insulin and taking in and using that glucose.

Under the proper conditions, fats (saturated or otherwise) can supply ATP (the actual energy source at the cellular level) to nearly all of the body's cells (at least 95% of them) including all the really important ones like muscles, heart and nearly all of the brain WITHOUT the need for any insulin at all. This completely circumvents the two previously mentioned problems which are T2 diabetes.

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