What is so special about Coconut?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 09, 2013 at 5:42 AM

I see a lot of things mentioned about Coconut and how you many of you guys love eating coconut powder. Why? What is unique about it?


on April 10, 2013
at 05:39 AM

Why all the downvotes?



on April 09, 2013
at 06:38 AM

I would love to know as well :)

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on April 09, 2013
at 09:36 AM

There should be plenty of info on paleohacks about this, won't hurt to use the search function ;)

BTW, coconut oil is a MCT (Medium Chain Trigliceride) that is thought to be a very healthy fat that promotes good energy levels, more fat use for the body (so it seems to enhance metabolism), thyroid function, and also seems to have anti-fungal properties, and the list goes on.

13 Evidence-Based Medicinal Properties of Coconut Oil

Most people here loves Organic Extra Virgin Unrefined Coconut Oil, that's the purest and best source of MCTs to get the claimed benefits without the sugars, etc. But other products are fine, I like a lot Aroy-D Coconut milk for instance, coconut chips as well as plain raw.


on April 09, 2013
at 11:41 PM

Coconut is so incredibly healthy! For the longest time it was plagued as the "bad guy" but thankfully it's ridding itself of that title and transforming into "super man" - lol! I know you love my analogy!


  • Has a way of increasing metabolism, thus increasing weight loss
  • Contains MCFA (Medium Chain Fatty Acids) that are essential to health and aid in heart health.
  • Is low glycemic (lowers your risk of getting diabetes)
  • Is high in fiber
  • Improves digestion!
  • Antibacterial, Anti-Viral, and improves/supports the immune system

AND IT TASTES AMAZING (I get the unflavored version, which does have a bit of a flavor, but it's amazing and can be used in ANY form of cooking).



on April 09, 2013
at 09:06 PM

I quit dairy for my sinusitis and got into coconut milk as a yogurt replacement which had been a big part of my diet. It's good for you and tastes great with nuts and dried fruit. No good in your tea though, I use almond milk for that. What is coconut powder?


on April 09, 2013
at 11:19 PM

Coconuts are high in fiber and low in carbs

coconuts taste freaking delicious

the fat in coconuts is a medium chain fatty acid which is very easily metabloized and not easily stored as fat

coconut oil contians lauric acid, the same kind of fat found in breast milk

coconut oil has a very high smoking point and is good for cooking/baking/frying at high tempreatures

coconut water is very high in electrolytes

coconut milk can be used in cooking and as a substitute for dairy milk

coconut oil it makes freezer burned meat/fish taste fresh again

Coconut oil prevents lean cuts of meat from tasting dry

coconut oil can be used as a skin moisturizer, a hair deep conditioner, and makeup remover

Coconut oil has antibacterial properties, and can be used on cuts

and, as they say in the South Pacific, "coconuts have as many uses as there are days in a year".


on April 10, 2013
at 05:39 AM

Why all the downvotes?

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