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Old 03-21-2012, 17:17   #1
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Why coconut oil if I may ask.

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From what I've gathered, am I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but it's one of the few sources of natural fats that the body can easily convert to energy. This is because CO is full of medium chain fats.

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I have only been using it for a year or so and it really stabalizes my bgs. Coconut is a medium chained fatty acid. On a low carb diet, your body can't burn carbs so it will burn the fat for energy. CO seems to be the best fat for this. It is also one of the few sources of Lauric Acid which is found in Mothers breast milk. If you google CO you will find tons of links about all the great things about CO. I'm not sure if I believe all of them but there is enough evidence to use it.

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And, it makes such good 'fudge', so is easy to eat! I made a new pan of it last night and it is sooo good!




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I forgot about the fudge. It is heavenly and usually lowers my bgs when I eat it. Just reminded me I need to make a new batch. It is also great to use on your skin or your hair.

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i put chopped walnuts in last night's batch too. Is the recipe posted in the recipes? I looked for it and didn't find it so had to 'wing' it and put a few drops of Mexican vanilla in it too. If it's not there, we need to be sure to post it!




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Why coconut oil if I may ask.
And if there's a history of Alzheimer's in your family, there's some evidence that it can reverse the disease to some extent. Some people are now referring to Alzheimer's as 'Diabetes of the brain'. My father had it, so my sister and I (and possibly my brother too, although I haven't heard if he actually took some action) are taking it every day. I also cook with it.

 
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And if there's a history of Alzheimer's in your family, there's some evidence that it can reverse the disease to some extent. Some people are now referring to Alzheimer's as 'Diabetes of the brain'. My father had it, so my sister and I (and possibly my brother too, although I haven't heard if he actually took some action) are taking it every day. I also cook with it.
Interesting. Hadn't heard that one before. Since I lost all four of my grandparents to ALZHEIMER'S I'm very concerned about that as a complication of D. But mainly trying to prevent the progression or development.

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My wife bought some cocunut oil at Walmart and I started putting it in my coffee and she cooked with it. It was very benign with hardly any taste. Then she bought a new a bigger container from her coop and it smells bad and has a very annoying taste. I just can't take it. Does it have to taste bad to do you any good? Reading the labels, I don't see much difference.

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My wife bought some cocunut oil at Walmart and I started putting it in my coffee and she cooked with it. It was very benign with hardly any taste. Then she bought a new a bigger container from her coop and it smells bad and has a very annoying taste. I just can't take it. Does it have to taste bad to do you any good? Reading the labels, I don't see much difference.
Hmmm, is really made from cocoanut or from oil ?

 
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