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Coconut oil - Does anyone use it? I have heard you should eat 2 tsp per day - Also that you can use it for moisturizer for body and hair. I tried it on my face and hands last night, and I really liked it. Does anyone use it as a supplement?

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Its one of those things I would have to see a LOT more evidence about before I believed it. Its a saturated fat and I jsut couldnt bring myself to consciously eat MORE saturated fat believing it will be good for my health.

And Fat is Fat is Fat, its high calorie and I think there's way more evidence to keep me sticking to fats from avocadoes, fish, nuts and olive oil than to try something that could have adverse effects on my health.

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I bought some but haven't tried it yet. I'm going to try it as a moisturizer for my dry skin. I've heard it works great for that. I bought a lotion that is coconut-oil based but I don't like the smell - gives me a headache. I hope the virgin coconut oil doesn't smell too much.

Haven't tried eating it or cooking with it.

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I bought the book the coconut oil diet...but I never read it...I know they sell it at the Health food store so I should try reading up on it.

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Ok, coconut oil is a medium chain triglyceride. It actually helps your body process sugar and helps your liver process and metabolize food/fat stores more efficiently. Dr. Oz did an entire special on it. Many women who consistently taken it have noticed a decrease in abdominal fat. At the end of the day, It all breaks down to good fats vs bad fats. I am getting banded Tuesday, and I bought a jar at Walmart. I plan to use this in my shakes to avoide "starvation mode" as many bandsters experience. Coconut oil is a medium chain triglyceride.. a natural oil. It has the same 125 calories and 13 grams of fat per serving as all the other oils including olive oil. It also has the highest heat tolerance.... most oils, such as olive oil, start to break down at a certain temperature. You don't have to be as careful with coconut oil. Do some research.... I'm looking forward to seeing how it helps. In all honesty, I think I'm in love. It can be used as a dietary supplement and organic body buter- no chemicals. Its tasty and smells great too! None of that artificial coconut smell. I got a big jar for $10 at Wal Mart. I'm excited!!!!

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I use coconut oil to make homemade lip balm and lotion. It also is amazing to use as a substitute for small amounts of cooking oil (to sauté chicken and veggies, not to fry foods) I buy it at my local health food store and the brand there has no flavor or scent. Trader Joes also sells Coconut Oil and it too is odorless and tasteless.

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I cook with coconut oil, it is heat stable as opposed to olive oil which is good for cold uses. There are tons and I mean tons of articles which support and detract the uses of coconut oil. I have been using it for about 4 months now. I am due for my bloodwork soon and I am curious to see if it has affected my cholesterol levels.

It can be found in traditional grocery stores at comparable prices to the health food stores.

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I guess you can only go by how your bloodwork and weight responds - I know that hat I said earlier is kinda stupid given how much sugar I will willingly eat - mixed with a nice dose of transfats probably!

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I put a tsp in my Protein Shake, it tastes great!

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I just started cooking with virgin coconut oil and I love it. It definitely does better at higher temps then olive oil. :)

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i use it for everything. i know i should not fry foods but when i want something fried i use coconut oil and it taste awesome

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I have been using extra virgin coconut oil for 3 months and have had great results with my hair, nails and skin. I did not realize the benefits of ingesting it. I am going to see if it improves my blood tests. For some odd reason, I am 6 months post op, 32 lbs down and my cholesterol jumped from 178 to 236. Crazy!!!!

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