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how much coconut oil to reap health benefits?

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Created November 17, 2011 at 5:45 PM

How much coconut oil is recommended per day to reap the various health benefits (especially when considering a desire to lose weight)? Is it better consumed alone or with protein/carbohydrates or does it not matter?

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on March 02, 2013
at 06:00 PM

Have you just googled all the things it can do? The list goes on and on. It seems pretty magical to me!

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on March 02, 2013
at 05:58 PM

The stronger flavored coconut oil is a lot easier to eat straight. I get mine from Trader Joe's. Also, if you put some on a spoon and then into the freezer for about half an hour, it becomes a very interesting texture, and a cool little treat!

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on November 18, 2011
at 12:16 AM

Agree, good but not magic.

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on November 18, 2011
at 12:12 AM

Coconut oil is actually a pretty amazing fat. Its as close as you are gonna get to magic in this crazy ol world.

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on November 17, 2011
at 06:15 PM

I eat a lot of ground beef, so what I do is drain all the fat after I cook it and then use coconut oil to “moisten” it up when I re-heat individual servings. For weight loss, this gives more control over how much fat I am consuming, and I think the coconut oil (or even butter) might work better than the longer chain fats for weight loss.

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on March 02, 2013
at 05:43 PM

I just read about an awesome way to eat it. Make hot coffee, put in coconut oil (up to a Tablespoon) and put in blender. I put in 1/2 a splenda. The blending cools it off, and it's delicious and now I don't need cream or more artificial sweeteners. I'm hooked.

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on November 17, 2011
at 11:27 PM

Coconut oil is a good fat to eat (in variety with other fats), but it is not magic.

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on November 18, 2011
at 12:16 AM

Agree, good but not magic.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 18, 2011
at 12:12 AM

Coconut oil is actually a pretty amazing fat. Its as close as you are gonna get to magic in this crazy ol world.

5f678ffff153bfc8a17ac1ee438c054f

(1405)

on March 02, 2013
at 06:00 PM

Have you just googled all the things it can do? The list goes on and on. It seems pretty magical to me!

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on November 17, 2011
at 09:41 PM

I've heard amounts up to 3-4 tablespoons a day for weight loss. I don't eat it straight like some (I tried it once and nearly puked), but I do cook with it regularly.

Eat Fat, Lose Fat by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig is a great resource for more info about coconut oil and weight loss.

5f678ffff153bfc8a17ac1ee438c054f

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on March 02, 2013
at 05:58 PM

The stronger flavored coconut oil is a lot easier to eat straight. I get mine from Trader Joe's. Also, if you put some on a spoon and then into the freezer for about half an hour, it becomes a very interesting texture, and a cool little treat!

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on July 11, 2012
at 05:27 AM

If your healing something eat about 5 tablespoons a day, For a normal diet 3 tablespoons is good, Always eat it with foods (either cook with it, melt it on your food or just eats it off the spoon) BUT start off with 1 teaspoon 3 times a day and work your way up to 1 tablespoon 3 times a day over a few weeks. Otherwise it will detox your system too quickly and you will feel sick for a while :). Defenatly include it in you diet though as it is great for everything health wise

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on November 17, 2011
at 08:49 PM

I'd say a good start is a tablespoon. I eat three teaspoons off the spoon throughout the day.

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on November 17, 2011
at 05:50 PM

Just cook with it. You get the health benefits and theres no need for an extra supplement in your regimen.

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