We are on the GAPS diet, which emphasises the importance of ferments as well as fats. The problem is, if coconut oil is antibacterial/viral, wont it nix the probiotics in the ferments we are eating at any meal? I like to put it in a smoothie coupled with kefir, and probiotic powder.
Is there any point?
Im not sure how to maximize the use of coconut oil....
asked bycontactmaya (15)
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on July 13, 2013
at 01:49 PM
Thankyou for these comments and the link. So....from what i can gather, you might be able to mix coconut oil with probiotics, but then again, it might be better to separate them by an hour.
Thats not really doable- all our meals have probiotic content, and all of them oil/fat content. Coconut oil has to fit in there somewhere (and it really is nice in a smoothie)
For now, i am putting coconut oil in the smoothie for pure convenience.
All my kids were breastfed for extended periods, so i guess much of their flora is immune to lauric acid...but would that mean pathogens inherited through mothers milk (in the same way some are inherited through the vaginal passage at birth) are also immune? If so, then coconut oil wont do much for eliminating older pathogens....
Btw, isnt it the case that many vegetable oils have antimicrobial/viral properties-sesame oil, olive oil....probably every every vegetable oil.. in the same way grains contain phytates...its the plants defense mechanism....