I bought a jar of organic coconut oil (neutral flavor) after my mother told me how much she loved using it for cooking (and she said she lost 5 pounds by using it for cooking, NOT that she needed to!). I am sort of scared to use it though, so I have really just been using a tiny bit so my food doesn't stick in my pan... and I have actually been smearing it ALL OVER my face instead of my moisturizer.
Who else has decided to jump on the coconut oil bandwagon. What has been your experience? I know it's a very healthy oil and I would love to hear how it's benefited any one of you!
I cook with refined coconut oil for high heat and virgin coconut oil for low heat. Sometimes I'll use the virgin coconut oil only in it's raw state- it's better that way. I'd never put the refined stuff on my face though. I'm not sure what you're trying to achieve but you may have better results if you use the virgin coconut oil.
I usually use olive oil or butter, but I've used coconut oil before. I don't think using that instead of olive oil made any difference when it comes to my health (at least not that I've noticed), but I used it in fairly large amounts and I have no complaints.
I use it for frying, spreading, on baked potatoes, even by itself because it tastes so nice! I sometimes mix it into smoothies if I need to bump the calories up too. Addicted!
I did. I was taking 2 tbsp/day for almost 2 yrs. So far, I have observed that I never catch any flu, cold, cough, or any other virus when everyone around me seems to have one.
I also use it to fry anything.
I chug beers on the weekends, and have noticed I don't get sick nearly as much as any of my friends.
Just trying to make the point that observations based upon yourself are not really worth much in trying to establish a causation/correlation.
I love it!
I use it everyday. Its the only oil I cook with, I add it to smoothies, and I eat it by the spoonful! It's delicious, and very heat stable (unlike most vegetable oils).
I mix mine with my facial cleanser to get the same moisturizing effects-- but without the greasiness-- my skin has never looked better!
Coconut oil has a different kind of fat too (medium chain triglycerides) which are used by the body for metabolic processes, and less likely to be stored as fat.
I question the "unflavored" stuff though. The unflavored brands I've seen, seem to be more processed.