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Coconut oil

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by AnnieC, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. NotSoSweet2

    NotSoSweet2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all, your replies are really helpful as a relatively newbie I am always learning new things and this site is wonderful for getting advice and insight, new idea's etc.
     
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    NotSoSweet2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Douglas, where do I get rice bran oil from? Health food store?
     
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    MCMLXXIII Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    TESCO just under 2 quid

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    NotSoSweet2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Bargain, thank you for that info and plenty of Tesco stores around.
     
  5. mistyweather

    mistyweather Type 2 · Active Member

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    I have a dollop of unrefined coconut oil in my Oats So Simple lin he mornings. Going to have to give this up soon as I want to start the LCHF diet as soon as I come back from my holiday in a couple of weeks. Will have to find another way of having my daily dose. Another great use, sometimes for dinner I have peppers, red onions, courgette and carrot roasted with the stuff and a bit of balsamic. Love this and it doesn't seem to harm my sugars either
     
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    FatGenes999 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I haven't missed a day of using coconut oil since I discovered that it helps to keep my GI tract in good working order, so we're talking about 1 and 1/2 years. Now I also use it as a source of fat to lower my BG. I usually have it 1:1 ratio with teaspoons of ground flax, or, sometimes in a warm drink, coffee, tea, etc.
     
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    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    That's good to know as I've just got some via Amazon - if I get it from Tesco instead it comes out of housekeeping money and not out of my own pocket! :joyful:

    Robbity
     
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    :hilarious: "Every little helps" :cool:
     
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  10. mistyweather

    mistyweather Type 2 · Active Member

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    Beachbag, do you use refined or unrefined. I have always used unrefined but I now see there is one called KTC but it is refined but a whole load cheaper than the one I have been getting. In your opinion is there much difference?
     
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    janewatt Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello

    Just seen your post.
    Have a look at link Beachbag gave above - it says:
    "If you want to enjoy the immense health benefits of coconut oil, then make sure to choose organic, virgin coconut oil… NOT the refined stuff."
    I guess that's why it's so expensive

    Jane
     
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    Thanks, up until now, that is what I have done. Also, I have a dental appointment at the end of the week, I don't fancy it much but am going to try some "oil pulling" with it for a few days to see how I go.
     
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    @mistyweather
    :) Sorry, have been busy today so just got here!
    Jane has already pointed you in the right direction....I know unrefined organic is a LOT more expensive, £6 per 293ml for Groovy Food Company which is stocked in Tesco but it's the real stuff. Refined coconut oil has been bleached and deodorised and is pretty awful stuff..
    http://www.organicfacts.net/organic-oils/refined-coconut-oil.html :nailbiting:
    Good luck with the oil pulling...a word of warning...DON'T spit it down the sink, it will solidify and clog the drain! Spit into a tissue.
    Rather you than me at the dentist! ;)
     
  14. mistyweather

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    Yeah, I did get the Tesco one, once. Have you tried Coconoil? I found this on ebay. 460g plastic tub. Price ranges but can be bought 3 for £18 if you look carefully. This is with p & p too.
     
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    As a coconut oil lover, yes eating, in coffee and cooking (especially high temps) I did a test of some UK brands and I like a good creamy taste, have a look, some of them like Groovy is not very tasty - http://lowcarbhealthyfat.com/2013/07/31/more-coconut-oil/
    For cold dishes like salads I use virgin olive oil and frying butter (grass-fed) or coconut oil. Stay away from those omega-6 rich and chemically produced vegetarian oils.
     
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