Why do I feel weird when I eat raw coconut meat?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 03, 2013 at 2:27 AM

I love the taste and texture but coconut meat just doesn't seem to sit well with me..I feel slightly nauseous and it seems to blunt my appetite for hours. Is this normal? Is it just the high amount of fiber? Should I cook it to make it more digestible?

Also, I usually eat about half a coconut per sitting...way too much? I just don't understand why it fills me up and makes me nauseous so fast. Could I be allergic? Should I stop eating it? I have no trouble with coconut oil.

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on April 03, 2013
at 02:43 AM

There are lots of foods out there...sounds like you might want to skip this one.

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on April 03, 2013
at 07:12 AM

You could be allergic, but I'm guessing you overwhelmed your digestive juices, and had undigested coconut sitting around in your belly causing problems. The nausea you describe is really common the first time people try to eat a whole spoonful of coconut oil. Make sure you chew really well, and maybe try 1/4 coconut and see what happens.


on April 03, 2013
at 02:48 PM

It's because coconut is 80% fat which if you eat too much will make bowels sluggish and lots of energy need to reverted to digestion which will make you fatigued for some hours


on April 03, 2013
at 02:38 PM

What type of coconut?

young thai



I prefer young thai coconut meat.

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