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Coconut oil

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by pixor, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. pixor

    pixor · Active Member

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    I've read a lot of enthusiasm from some people about including coconut oil in their diet to help their diabetes, but no links to studies or evidence.

    Does anyone know of any?
     
  2. WhitbyJet

    WhitbyJet · Well-Known Member

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    pixor - my family and I have taken a daily dose of coconut oil for the past 2 years, it seems to have helped to strengthen our immune system, 2 winters without suffering colds, coughs, sore throats.
    Husband and I have good lipids, not taking statins. I am the diabetic one in the family.

    I dont cook with coconut oil, we take it pure, straight off the spoon.

    http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org/research-link.htm

    http://healthimpactnews.com/2011/new-st ... lammation/

    http://www.sia-hq.com/articles/The-Late ... oconut-Oil

    http://www.diabetesincontrol.com/index. ... 2&Itemid=8
     
  3. IanD

    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I use coconut powder (62% fat) with ground almonds as a flour for low car bread & cake.
     
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    hallii · Well-Known Member

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    I tried the stuff, I can't stand the taste. The stuff I got is "Parachute" brand, it sets like concrete in the fridge.

    Most Indian grocers will sell it, but there are pure and not so pure oils. Parachute is said to be one of the good ones.

    H
     
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    pianoman · Well-Known Member

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    No need to keep it in the fridge... it is very stable at room temperature and high cooking temperatures as well.
     
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    Helenababe · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Pixor,

    I've been looking on quite a few low carb recipe sites getting ideas for Christmas, and the Americans use coconut oil alot, and they said it was good for moistening homemade low carb cakes and choc treats etc.

    One woman said she since she'd started using it regularly, her sugar levels had improved, and she lost some weight. I've never tried it, but I am going to at Christmas.

    Helena.
     
  7. Etty

    Etty Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I don't use the oil much, it's so expensive. But dessicated coconut, soaked in water for a bit, is great in curries, if you like the taste. It's also good blitzed as part of a crumble mixture with nuts.
     
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