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DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
10/24/12 1:55 P

it is my oil of choice when cooking. I also put it in my smoothies. I don't pay much attention to the saturated fats and what not.

BBSWHATH Posts: 10
10/17/12 11:47 A

I have a hard time finding moisturizers for my face that don't make the dryness worse around my nose. I tried coconut oil and have not had any problems. I now use it regularly. At first it seems greasy when you put it on, so a little goes a long way, then it soaks in.

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10/17/12 8:36 A

Hi! You can also use it for skin and hair:) there's a lot of different uses for it besides taking it orally!

SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 36,576
10/16/12 9:55 A

It is a saturated fat, which is something you want to use sparingly/once in a while, but you may want to review the reference guide for fats for more info:

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10/15/12 8:38 P

A little bit about coconut oil from Although coconut oil is high in calories, so still shouldn't go too crazy with it!

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10/15/12 2:49 P

I've heard it's healthier for you because it helps your body metabolize fat. I still use it sparingly.

MRS.DR.SHOT Posts: 197
10/14/12 9:03 P

And it's so expensive! I've heard that it's good to cook with because it has almost no flavor and (maybe?) a low melting point? You know, I'm not sure why it's such a cool thing right now. I was going to buy some to make home-made magic shell (thank you Pinterest) but that's just crazy fat. Good luck in your quest!

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GOT2BREAL Posts: 48
10/14/12 10:44 A

I heard coconut oil was really good for you but when I started looking at the different oils pure coconut, canola, vege, and olive oils I noticed coconut had 12g of satuated fat. After the fact I mixed it in my waffle mix :(. So is satiated fat the worst out of all of them. I usually use canola oil in mixes but I spent a lot on this pure coconut stuff and I need to use it.

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