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Hi Guys,

I've read alot about coconut oil and how it can be useful with acne. Was just wondering if anyone knows if you need to take the coconut in oil form or can chips be used?

Seems to me that it would be the same and the chips taste soooo much better.

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Not sure if eating chips with coconut oil can be beneficial to acne or skin... but they say coco oil is the healthiest oil.

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i've recently purchased coconut oil - but am unsure really, what all to do with it. i understand i can use it as a replacement in baking, but i'm not really baking much these days due my limited diet.

does anyone have any non-baking, good simple recipes or suggestions? many, many thanks!

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Coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids. Been a while since I checked this. Has many healthful benefits. Easily metabolized. Boosts metabolism. My trainer at the gym is the one that told me to include it in my diet. Also read that coconut oil is saturated but not at body temperature. Do an internet search. Really interesting.

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Coconut Oil is indeed one of the healthiest oils. It's best taken in oil form and make sure to get extra virgin and unrefined. The lauric acid along with other medium chain fatty acids present in coconut oils are great parasite killers and I've read that they can even help kill candida.

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i've recently purchased coconut oil - but am unsure really, what all to do with it.  i understand i can use it as a replacement in baking, but i'm not really baking much these days due my limited diet. 

does anyone have any non-baking, good simple recipes or suggestions?  many, many thanks!

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thank you - i tried it with broccoli last night and i definitely noticed a difference in flavor (not sure that i liked it).. but i'll continue to experiment with using with my other veggies.

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It's also the best (or at least one of the best) oil to use for high heat cooking. Other oils break down at frying temperatures (producing potentially harmful side products; also, the smell of burning oil isn't that pleasant). According to the label, that's bc it's a completely (or almost completely) saturated fat.

I do most of my cooking in an electric skillet, so I tend to go through a decent amount of coconut oil.

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I read that you should take a tablespoon of it a day to help with candida, which "they" say 80% of us westerners have. I am rageing with it. I just ordered the coconut oil and am waiting for it to get here. I am now taking 3 grams of B5 and I'm experiencing candida die- off. breaking out in itchy exzema on my legs and underarms. I'm hoping the coconut will help. I also am ordering the garden of life, probiotics. Hope it helps. Anyone else taking tablespoons of coconut oil? Is it helping with acne?

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GUYS GUYS GUYS

There is a difference in oils and fats

First of all

oil is better for you tha fat.

What determines if the fat/oil is goodf for ytou or not? The carbon bonds do.

Usually there are carbons bonded only once with each other. Each carbon is bonded to 2 different carbons. The valence shells of the carbon is attached to hydrogens but that doesnt matter.

These single bonded carbons allow themselves to intertwien with each other really nicely making them close together. Because they are close together they stick to each other, making it harder to separate. Because these carbons molecules are so close to each other, and are hard to separate, they tend to clot in our blood stream. Making this a bad fat/oil. Why do you think butter is a solid at room temp and oil is not? because of these carbon bonds. Butter, being a bad fat, has the sinngle bonded carbons.

Coconut oil on th other hand has double or even triple bonded carbons, making wierd shapes in teh chains, not allowing the molecules to be close together. Because these molecules are further apart, they tend to be easier to separate. Making this a good fat/oil.

In our blood stream, it is able to flow without clotting.

So remember, when your eating butter, you are having the wost kind of fat.

BTW for all you margerine lovers out there... This contains canola oil, which is a good oil, but also hydrogenated oil which means that the oil USED to have double or triple bonds, but throught manufacturing they made it into single bringing you right back at teh start.

Also margerine has trans fat which is teh worst possible thing you can have. If i were to haev any of these i would go for butter. But in general, ill stick to good oils.

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GUYS GUYS GUYS

There is a difference in oils and fats

First of all

oil is better for you tha fat.

What determines if the fat/oil is goodf for ytou or not? The carbon bonds do.

Usually there are carbons bonded only once with each other. Each carbon is bonded to 2 different carbons. The valence shells of the carbon is attached to hydrogens but that doesnt matter.

These single bonded carbons allow themselves to intertwien with each other really nicely making them close together. Because they are close together they stick to each other, making it harder to separate. Because these carbons molecules are so close to each other, and are hard to separate, they tend to clot in our blood stream. Making this a bad fat/oil. Why do you think butter is a solid at room temp and oil is not? because of these carbon bonds. Butter, being a bad fat, has the sinngle bonded carbons.

Coconut oil on th other hand has double or even triple bonded carbons, making wierd shapes in teh chains, not allowing the molecules to be close together. Because these molecules are further apart, they tend to be easier to separate. Making this a good fat/oil.

In our blood stream, it is able to flow without clotting.

So remember, when your eating butter, you are having the wost kind of fat.

BTW for all you margerine lovers out there... This contains canola oil, which is a good oil, but also hydrogenated oil which means that the oil USED to have double or triple bonds, but throught manufacturing they made it into single bringing you right back at teh start.

Also margerine has trans fat which is teh worst possible thing you can have. If i were to haev any of these i would go for butter. But in general, ill stick to good oils.

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As we all know, saturated fats (esp. hydrogenated and trans fats) are known as "bad" fats and unsaturated fats as "good".

Most natural oils contain (such as olive, canola, coconut) unsaturated fats and therefore good for you.

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hydrogenated, trans fats and plant oils rich in omega-6 are bad oils! saturated fats are - despite all the propaganda - not bad!! damned, I told you so many times, but most people are just so brainwashed...

there's no scientific study that has ever proven, that saturated fats are unhealthy! pleace read the scientific literature before you come here and spread misconceptions like that!

here are some good sites to start with:

http://www.mercola.com/2002/aug/17/saturated_fat1.htm

http://www.westonaprice.org/knowyourfats/index.html

http://www.second-opinions.co.uk/cvd_index.html

http://www.theomnivore.com/Saturated%20fat...holesterol.html

http://www.thincs.org/

please do your homework and read these sites, it's realy important that everybody knows these things.

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Know Your Fats

Introduction: Confused About Fats?

The following nutrient-rich traditional fats have nourished healthy population groups for thousands of years:

* Butter

* Beef and lamb tallow

* Lard

* Chicken, goose and duck fat

* Coconut, palm and sesame oils

* Cold pressed olive oil

* Cold pressed flax oil

* Marine oils

The following new-fangled fats can cause cancer, heart disease, immune system dysfunction, sterility, learning disabilities, growth problems and osteoporosis:

* All hydrogenated oils

* Soy, corn and safflower oils

* Cottonseed oil

* Canola oil

* All fats heated to very high temperatures in processing and frying

I read this on the site.

People cant compare the olden days to current times. Butter was a luxery back in those days and barely anyone was able to get a hold of it. Animal fat was a nescessity considering olive oil, and nuts were extremely expensive.

All those fats were only eaten in small amounts. Not to mention the active lifestyle of the past. That also played a roll in their health.

Nowawadys butter can be bought for nothing and so peole go and eat a tonne of it.

And all the oils mentioned in the bad columns are also quite bad. Canola oil and hydrogenated oil is foudnin margerine.

Stick to non-saturated.

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hydrogenated, trans fats and plant oils rich in omega-6 are bad oils! saturated fats are - despite all the propaganda - not bad!! damned, I told you so many times, but most people are just so brainwashed...

there's no scientific study that has ever proven, that saturated fats are unhealthy! pleace read the scientific literature before you come here and spread misconceptions like that!

here are some good sites to start with:

http://www.mercola.com/2002/aug/17/saturated_fat1.htm

http://www.westonaprice.org/knowyourfats/index.html

http://www.second-opinions.co.uk/cvd_index.html

http://www.theomnivore.com/Saturated%20fat...holesterol.html

http://www.thincs.org/

please do your homework and read these sites, it's realy important that everybody knows these things.

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eusa_naughty.gif

hydrogenated, trans fats and plant oils rich in omega-6 are bad oils! saturated fats are - despite all the propaganda - not bad!! damned, I told you so many times, but most people are just so brainwashed...

there's no scientific study that has ever proven, that saturated fats are unhealthy! pleace read the scientific literature before you come here and spread misconceptions like that!

here are some good sites to start with:

http://www.mercola.com/2002/aug/17/saturated_fat1.htm

http://www.westonaprice.org/knowyourfats/index.html

http://www.second-opinions.co.uk/cvd_index.html

http://www.theomnivore.com/Saturated%20fat...holesterol.html

http://www.thincs.org/

please do your homework and read these sites, it's realy important that everybody knows these things.

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Also, those sites you listed Paba, they seem to have all been set up Atkins advocates. I won't list the dangers of the Atkins diet, what I will say however, is that if Atkins was a true scientist he would have had his major blood vessels dissected after his death.

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