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Coconut question

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 01, 2011 at 7:13 PM

I have just read Dr K's eulogy on coconut oil, and whilst I did not understand it all, I get the gist that coconut products are the gift of the gods!

However, I don't understand this (not helped by the fact I cannot stand coconut oil!!).

Coconut oil/cream/milk is processed. We are not talking about eating coconut here. How does one extract coconut oil. The only oil I feel happy about is olive oil, as if you leave olives in a heap they seep oil. I do eat some coconut cream in curries, but it is an occasional extra. I try to eat as minimally processed as possible, because I feel this has to be better for one, as processing has some jolly interesting ways of extracting things, and I assume we have evolved to eat unprocessed food.

Also, being of Celtic origins, I assume my ancestors would never have met a coconut in their lives, although I concede vegetation was different then. Are coconuts really so important?

Apparently one has to work up to tolerate large amounts of coconut oil in their diet. Really? Does that not ring alarm bells?

Please forgive my ignorance here. I am trying to work out what to eat for health. I am unbelievably better since being lacto-paleo. I am trying to work out if I need to eat coconut oil medicinally.

Kit

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on May 01, 2011
at 11:52 PM

I just used it to grease my face(phillipino women attribute their smooth skin to this practice). Nutritionally it seems pretty vacuous and I have decided to use it predominantly for pan grease and 'face cream'

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on May 01, 2011
at 09:00 PM

Oh thank you, I have wondered and wondered about butter and cream. All our dairy is pastured here. I only have cream or butter, although occasionally I get a bottle of raw milk from a friends cow, and then I indulge ;)

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on May 01, 2011
at 08:54 PM

I cook things in coconut oil and use it to grease pans and stuff. Otherwise I use my bacon grease and butter. I do not eat coconut oil by the spoonful, the thought gives me the ~shivers~.

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on May 01, 2011
at 08:51 PM

Your ancestors would have eaten omega three animal fats. So raw butter or pastured butter is fine. Palm oil is another good replacement as is macadamia nut oil

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on May 01, 2011
at 09:00 PM

Oh thank you, I have wondered and wondered about butter and cream. All our dairy is pastured here. I only have cream or butter, although occasionally I get a bottle of raw milk from a friends cow, and then I indulge ;)

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