Coconut Oil Questions
I put my coconut oil in the fridge thinking i was supposed to because the store had it in a fridge (i guess at a higher temp) i also take flax seed oil and its fine in the fridge. Now its hard. If i leave it out on the counter will it thaw?
I think it is completely ridiculous that companies are allowed to put an and/or in their ingredients list with regards to oils. What does that even mean? I can't tell you how many labels I read that say olive oil and/or canola oil......palm oil... (more)
I am new to the paleo/primal/dino-chow/... lifestyle diets. I've been hearing about and own and use many of the fats and oils recommended by paleo chefs. The problem is that I don't know how often to use the coconut oil, the grass-fed butter, the... (more)
Coconut Oil - on everything including you Butter - on everything but you Bacon Grease - on anything that needs to taste more like bacon Olive - in a shot glass, dressings, etc. just not for high heat cooking
It think it says on the jar that I can safely consume 1-4 tablespoons in a day. Can I consume more if wanted? Would there be any side effects of consuming too much?
Well, it's good to start with a small amount and work your way up...coconut oil has strong antibacterial/antifungul properties, and will cause uncomfortable die off reactions if too much is taken too soon. Sally Fallon and Mary Enig recommend... (more)
These days I mostly train in the morning in a fasted state (I daily do IF with 16 hours fasted 8 fed). Recently I have started taking a tsp of coconut oil before, and noticed a bit of an energy boost during my workout. Wondering if this is... (more)
I eat coconut oil as my primary added fat -- over eggs and on veggies. I like the taste and am using it as a saturated fat replacement for butter. I do not however get any additional energy boost from it. My husband's office mate says he has to... (more)
I don't think saturated fat is evil, its just another nutrient. But I don't think its anything special either.. The diet of our paleolithic ancestors was actually very low in saturated fat (7-12% of daily caloric intake) because they mostly ate... (more)
I can tell you that anyone who says they know what kind of fat people in the paleolithic ate is bullshit (AKA they are a nutritionist writing about archaeology). Last time I looked at a skeleton from the paleolithic, I didn't see any fat residue.... (more)
I am trying to isolate what the culprit in my recent body fat % increase/weight gain was. I only changed 2 things. 1) I started incorporating more Coconut oil in my diet...some in cooking, some in a frozen treat. (if this was done in excess, can... (more)
Only really one way to find out - cut all 3 culprits - cal back to what you are use to , no coconut oil or almond milk - do that for a few wks then add one factor back in wk by wk. If your answer is not there - there must be something else going... (more)
I am fairly new to paleo and am having issues with the taste of coconut oil and olive oil. Personally, I detest coconut. Always have and apparently always will. Doesn't matter how little I use, I can taste it and do not want to eat what I've... (more)
I've been hearing recently that Trader Joe's now sells coconut oil. Has anyone tried it yet? Thoughts? How does it compare to the other coconut oils that you normally use?
Get it! IMO tastes and operates the same as Spectrum, etc. And hello.. half the price and organic? A win for sure. I had been asking forever, obviously not the only one, and I have to say they actually do kind of listen to the masses.... (more)
I bet this has been asked before, but I couldn't find anything. Okay, so I really fell off the Paleo wagon, REALLY BAD for a while, and now I am becoming insulin resistant again. I get hungry twice at night time, for example, even when I have a... (more)
Hi PHers, So it's stinking hot here in Aus (37 today in Adelaide, to be precise) and my coconut oil is liquid. I know that the heat shouldn't affect it but is it better to store it in the fridge or cupboard in the warmer months? Cheer (more)
I've got a couple of jars of coconut oil- organic, extra virgin, in a glass jar, etc etc $$$ from Whole Foods. I took them on a trip across the country (2 weeks, living out of a car during the summer) and I can't bring myself to eat any of it. It... (more)
You alway find out something new when you do actual research. I always thought bacon grease, butter, and coconut oil were ideal for frying. The reason? Well, don't they all have rather high smoke points? And isn't that because they are... (more)
So, I buy Barleans extra [extra] virgin coconut oil and absolutely love it. I've been getting it for almost a year now... But I'm wondering, what are the negative side effects (if any) of eating it straight out of the jar? I don't think I have... (more)
Just wondering if anyone has gone a day or two eating just coconut oil and water? What effects could it have on your body/metabolism? Would it be worth a try to kick-start fat burning? While we are on the topic, what do any of you think about... (more)
I set out once to do an entire week on coconut oil...I ended up feeling nauseous constantly, and even vomited...I ended up doing several days...this was back when I had a very punishing attitude towards my body, I love intermittent fasting now,... (more)
If there's more fiber and nutrients in coconut butter than coconut oil, why aren't we talking about coconut butter? Or am I wrong? Help me out. What's the difference?
I got some of Artisana's coconut butter after hearing Gary Taubes talk about how much he liked it on his last podcast with Jimmy Moore. And just like he was, I was hooked after trying it. Yum! Their coconut butter is essentially pureed coconut... (more)
So, I was browsing the dairy section at Edeka, primarily the fats, and after a while I realized I was staring at a package with "Kokosfett" labelled on it. I picked up the package, and it said that it was "pure, non-hydrogenated coconut fat" and... (more)
I've been interested in coconut products for a while and started by using coconut oil in cooking. I then started having a morning smoothie with coconut milk (1/4 c.). Later I started adding 1 T. coconut oil to those smoothies. At that point I... (more)
I recently came across something called the Oil Cleansing Method that recommends using a combination or castor and sunflower seed oil on your face for daily cleansing: http://www.theoilcleansingmethod.com/ I have also occasionally heard of people... (more)
I like coconut as much as the next person. I cook with coconut milk, fry with coconut oil, eat shredded coconut regularly. I understand it's a generally healthful food. But where did people get this idea to eat straight coconut oil? I see... (more)
In attempting to figure out how Jack's lipids went awry, I started to focus on the coconut oil that he eats. Normally this wouldn't stand out to me, but consuming it alongside a diet that has 100-150g of carbs per day is somewhat unusual in the... (more)
There's no doubt that I get a sense of clarity and warm, good feeling after eating coconut oil, but recently I've been cooking every meal with it and think I'm over dosing. I'm feeling too clear minded and spacey, like I'm floating. Anyone else... (more)
I am adding coconut milk and coconut oil to my morning coffee. I usually add a tablespoon of coconut oil and a maybe 2 tablespoons of canned coconut milk. Does the fat in the coconut oil and milk negate the benefits of my morning IF?
I try to cook with coconut oil, have actually gone through a whole jar of it. However, when I see the price I want to treat it like liquid gold. I often find myself just using butter. I got to thinking though - what if I whipped up a batch of... (more)