Coconut Oil

United States
May 24, 2010 8:57am CST
Recently I heard about taking organic coconut oil to help lose weight. Supposedly its suppose to coat the inside of your stomach and intestines so that fatty foods and your waste keep moving and not settle so you can eliminate more waste. I'm not sure if its true or not, but one man I know who is doing this diet has gone down a pants size in a month and that's without changing his diet or exercising. So, what do you think? Is it worth a try?
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@ruperto (1552)
• Philippines
24 May 10
Interesting. For a while I have been very interested in various forms of coconut oil. When coconut oil is heated (cooked) it seems to become unhealthy type of oil. It seems the important thing is to ingest fresh coconut meat or cold-processed coconut oil. I hope that is accurate :)
• United States
24 May 10
I didn't even know that its health benefits depended on its temperature. That's interesting. Thanks for the info.
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@ruperto (1552)
• Philippines
25 May 10
Perhaps we should really all benefit from the technicality of ingesting coconut oil. There is one more subtle point it seems. The experts insist that the way any plant oil is processed determines if it is healthy to consume. They say that "virgin oil" is that which was not cooked (in hot temperature) and is healthy. I think they call this a "cold-process oil" (cool mild fermentation followed by separation (oil from water)) On the other hand, there is oil extracted using heat. In countries where coconut oil is abundant and always used in kitchens (many parts of Malaysia and Philippines), there is a high-rate of heart disease caused by heated oil. I think they call these "transfatty oil" Please advise if you come across any recent findings on this. Cheers.
@doormouse (4619)
24 May 10
that sounds interesting,never heard of that before,i can't see how it would work though coz isn't any type of oil fattening
• United States
24 May 10
That was what I was thinking. I couldn't see how it wouldn't build up in your system, but who knows. thanks for your response.
@mspitot (3833)
• Philippines
25 May 10
maybe the one you are talking about is the virgin coconut oil. people here in our place tbsp a day or take a capsule of that. i've tried it before and it helped me lose weight but after a bottle, i didn't continue it cause i didn't like the feeling of drinking oil..